Date: Friday, December 18th, 2009, 05:04
Late Monday, the Perian team released version 1.2 of Perian, the open-source QuickTime components effort that allows QuickTime to support and play a variety of additional formats beyond what it would normally be able to handle.
The new version makes the following fixes and changes:
– Matroska cover art is now imported as iTunes cover art [r1149].
– Video tracks now have their colorspace set based on the size of the video [r1170].
Mac OS X 10.6/Snow Leopard compatibility fixes:
– QuickTime Player 10 refused to open some files due to missing type identifiers [r1126].
– Worked around 96khz HE-AAC audio tracks not playing or playing noise [r1128].
– Extended Front Row subtitle hack to cover 10.6 and reduced its ugliness [r1130, r1186].
– Worked around re-encoding files with subtitles not working [r1177].
– Worked around some MKV embedded fonts being incompatible with 10.6 [r1193].
– Fixed RGB HuffYUV video displaying black bars over the video on 10.6 [r1198].
– Now compiles under Xcode 3.2
– Using a debugger on a process with Perian loaded printed warnings about missing files [r1122].
– Fixed decoding of WMA audio tracks [r1131].
– Fixed a crash in LoadExternalSubtitlesFromFileDataRef [r1153].
– Fixed some VobSub video tracks displaying with wrong colors [r1171].
– Better support for tracks with delayed start times [r1181].
– Fixed MPEG1/2 in Matroska playing out of order [r1188].
– Fixed a crash opening files while they were being downloaded [r1227].
– Fixed some top-aligned subtitles being too low [r1163].
– Vertical text is re-enabled and works somewhat better [r1208].
Perian is a 3.3 megabyte download and requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later to install and run.