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by Mr VacBob
Tue May 04, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: Perian
Topic: Just downloaded Perian 1.2 - it dosnt install?
Replies: 30
Views: 61089

Re: Just downloaded Perian 1.2 - it dosnt install?

I found out that this was caused by an older version of Google video chat. The new one works, and will delete the old version's files but won't fix root owning ~/Library/QuickTime/. We can probably clean it up in the installer.
by Mr VacBob
Tue May 04, 2010 1:55 pm
Forum: Perian
Topic: Can't play XviD-2HD
Replies: 1
Views: 3274

Re: Can't play XviD-2HD

What does it do instead of opening it? If it opens with no video, what does the cmd-I window look like?
by Mr VacBob
Mon May 03, 2010 4:39 am
Forum: Perian
Topic: Just downloaded Perian 1.2 - it dosnt install?
Replies: 30
Views: 61089

Re: Just downloaded Perian 1.2 - it dosnt install?

Terminal method: 'sudo chown -R `whoami` ~/Library/QuickTime' and then type your password. But it's probably faster to delete ~/Library/QuickTime; the installer will recreate it and the files in it now aren't needed for anything. By the way, I tried to reproduce this problem (by installing Google Vo...
by Mr VacBob
Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:20 am
Forum: Perian
Topic: perian with ffmpeg-mt?
Replies: 1
Views: 3351

Re: perian with ffmpeg-mt?

No, it won't work. QT7 is too limited to support ffmpeg-mt without some hacks, and those hacks aren't implemented either (right now, it'll just crash if you enable it). Even if Perian could work with it, I can't think of a way to do it without delaying the video by ~3 frames (= .1 second) which woul...
by Mr VacBob
Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:53 am
Forum: Perian
Topic: MKV files won't open in Quicktime
Replies: 3
Views: 7313

Re: MKV files won't open in Quicktime

It sounds like a system bug in LaunchServices. Unfortunately I can't think of any way we could work around that, but please write a bug report on http://bugreport.apple.com or http://www.apple.com/feedback/macosx.html.
by Mr VacBob
Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:51 am
Forum: Perian
Topic: Audio-only issues with BBC content via get_iplayer
Replies: 4
Views: 5638

Re: Audio-only issues with BBC content via get_iplayer

Does it work with 10.5 without Perian?

Either way, I'd need to see a file.

Also, there is no such thing as a "bottom crop tag", so I can't tell what the actual problem is from that description.
by Mr VacBob
Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: Perian
Topic: Just downloaded Perian 1.2 - it dosnt install?
Replies: 30
Views: 61089

Re: Just downloaded Perian 1.2 - it dosnt install?

Yup, same thing here... tried updating, erasing, installing, changing permissions ( ~/Library/Quicktime doesn't exist on my system, only have /Library/QuickTime/) You tried installing as a user without a ~/Library/Quicktime and it didn't work? Can you write to ~/Library (i.e. can you create the fol...
by Mr VacBob
Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:26 pm
Forum: Perian
Topic: MPEG-2V codec?
Replies: 2
Views: 4460

Re: MPEG-2V codec?

File Format -> MPEG-2 Program
So they're .mpg files renamed to .avi. QT can't handle that, so you'd have to rename them back.

…but it gives me a dialog saying "This file is not a movie file" when I rename something to avi.
by Mr VacBob
Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: Perian
Topic: Help, Matroska Export component not registering
Replies: 3
Views: 3859

Re: Help, Matroska Export component not registering

Perian doesn't have any export components. Though it might be nice, I'm not sure QT is flexible enough to do a good job.
by Mr VacBob
Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:17 am
Forum: Perian
Topic: Perian is dead! since 4/4/10 on my Mac
Replies: 1
Views: 3449

Re: Perian is dead! since 4/4/10 on my Mac

They probably need to be renamed to .mp4. Or renamed from .mp4 to .flv, I didn't check. QuickTime requires accurate file extensions for some reason.
by Mr VacBob
Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:35 am
Forum: Perian
Topic: donald duck audio
Replies: 1
Views: 3242

Re: donald duck audio

Probably nothing. Can we see the file?
by Mr VacBob
Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:22 am
Forum: Perian
Topic: Perian, MKV, MPEG2 = yuck
Replies: 13
Views: 16409

Re: Perian, MKV, MPEG2 = yuck

Yeah, there were no changes to 1.2.1 affecting this.
by Mr VacBob
Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:05 am
Forum: Perian
Topic: Just downloaded Perian 1.2 - it dosnt install?
Replies: 30
Views: 61089

Re: Just downloaded Perian 1.2 - it dosnt install?

At least the new error message gets us halfway to a solution. Can you post the output of the Terminal command I gave above?

I'm guessing deleting '~/Library/QuickTime' or fixing its permissions will fix your problem, and that some other installer has broken it.
by Mr VacBob
Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:29 am
Forum: Perian
Topic: What about digital files...
Replies: 2
Views: 3293

Re: What about digital files...

It's called AC3/DTS passthrough.
by Mr VacBob
Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:27 am
Forum: Perian
Topic: MPEG-1 Layer 2 Sound in an AVI File
Replies: 1
Views: 3989

Re: MPEG-1 Layer 2 Sound in an AVI File

Could you upload the file to Mediafire? See Submitting Sample Media if it's too large.
by Mr VacBob
Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:21 am
Forum: Perian
Topic: Perian, MKV, MPEG2 = yuck
Replies: 13
Views: 16409

Re: Perian, MKV, MPEG2 = yuck

Hmm, something's definitely wrong with handling of these files. I tried importing a DVD (Martian Successor Nadesico vol1) and the video doesn't import due to some problem with sample times. Haven't looked at it much yet. My only impression when looking at mkvinfo is that their video tracks should us...
by Mr VacBob
Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:03 pm
Forum: Perian
Topic: Perian Fixes Audio but distorts the video
Replies: 6
Views: 4976

Re: Perian Fixes Audio but distorts the video

See the "dd" command in http://ffmpeg.org/bugreports.html and run that in Terminal.
I never did find a GUI app to split files up...
by Mr VacBob
Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:29 am
Forum: Perian
Topic: Problems with QuicktimePlayer and srt subs
Replies: 1
Views: 3629

Re: Problems with QuicktimePlayer and srt subs

Replace ~/Library/QuickTime/Perian.component with http://astrange.ithinksw.net/perian/Per ... ponent.zip and it'll be fixed. There will be a beta fixing this as well quite soon.
by Mr VacBob
Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:23 am
Forum: Perian
Topic: Perian Fixes Audio but distorts the video
Replies: 6
Views: 4976

Re: Perian Fixes Audio but distorts the video

Please post the file. (using Mediafire or something if necessary)
by Mr VacBob
Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:24 am
Forum: Perian
Topic: Determine if Perian is installed programmatically
Replies: 1
Views: 3453

Re: Determine if Perian is installed programmatically

Method 1: Check if {~,}/Library/QuickTime/Perian.component exist. This is what the installer pref pane does. Method 2: Using Carbon, iterate through the component list and look for a component type like 'eat '/'VFW '/'Peri' or 'imdc'/'avc1'/'Peri'. This works if it was renamed (no reason to do that ...