" I've been enjoying Mountain Lion but I suddenly notice that half of my avi's will no longer be played in my Quicktime. I know the team that developed Perian is no longer doing any update for it. So I want to ask, is there any alternative to Perian for the Mountain Lion? "
- A user from Macrumor forum
Yeah, it’s a piece of bad news that the development team of the Perian plug-in for QuickTime has no longer maintained on this product. It brings you lots of trouble. You suddenly fail to play AVI, FLV, WMV, and MKV etc in QuickTime in Mac OS X, even when updating to Mountain Lion. Of course, there are Perian alternatives of choices for you. VLC player is able to play everything very well in Mac OS X (El Capitan included). So if you could do without QuickTime, VLC is not a bad choice. But if you really like being able to play AVI and other stuff in QuickTime, another Perian equivalent is right for you.
That’s Wondershare Video Converter for Mac . It can convert any video to a QuickTime compatible video format in high quality, so that QuickTime lovers can feel free to enjoy their media files without any worry. And the process is very easy and fast. Just convert these QuickTime-unsupported video formats like AVI and FLV etc to a friendly format before playing in QuickTime.
Get the best Perian replacement by clicking the following download link. And the tutorial below is on basis of Mac platform, including Mountain Lion.
1 Import video files to this video converter for El Capitan
Directly drap & drop your videos from the computer to this app. Alternatively, you go to “File”>"Load Media Files" option from the main menu to browse your Mac computer and then import your wanted video files.
2 Select a proper format as the output format
As we know, MOV is the QuickTime multimedia file format. So if you want to play any video in QuickTime, converting video to MOV is a good idea. To select MOV as the output format, just click the format icon at the bottom of this app's conversion pane, and then choose “MOV” from “Video” category of the following popping-up format list. Of course, if you want to play video in other applications like iTunes etc on Mountain Lion, MP4 and M4V is also your choice.
3 Convert video on Mountain Lion
In the bottom right corner of this app’s main interface, you can press the “Convert” button to convert video on Mountain Lion. This Mac Video Converter supports, 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.7 Lion as well.
When you see the icon of this app is jumping on the dock, you can go to the default output folder to find the output files. After you do it, just drag one of them to QuickTime to play. You can find in surprise, your QuickTime is playing the media files without any trouble.