Posted by Thoughts and Ramblings on Tuesday, March 27, 2007

I started work with Perian back in June of 2006 when Augie asked me, “say, any interest in updating the the ffmpeg based quicktime component?”. I admit, I was hesitant at first, but after a bit, I helped him set up a repository. At this point, I was hooked. I helped work on the following parts:

  • Made a script which could build ffmpeg as a universal library
  • Changed the data path for ffusion to expedite decoding
  • Worked out big and little endian issues
  • Increased the speed of ffmpeg’s decoding of H.264

Please check out my work on Perian’s main web page.

Legacy Comments:

Manu Pekar - Sep 30, 2007

Hi, I’m desperately looking for a solution to encode videos in the AMV format under Mac OS X 10.4 Up to this date there’s only one software doing this : Kptic, edited by Neonumeric ( and developped by DigDash (, but this is a proprietary solution working only with Neonumeric players. Would it be possible to include this format to the Perian component ? Greetings

Graham Booker - Sep 30, 2007

This is really the wrong place to ask this. You should have done this in perian’s ticket system instead.

Brian Jones - Apr 23, 2009

Just wanted to make the effort to stop by and tell you how much I enjoy Perian. It is a stupendous program and a fine example of what makes Macs great: people who know how to write code. And Perian is a great example of a well implemented program: I don’t know how to use it, but I use it all the time. Here’s wishing you some good vibes!