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Perian - The swiss-army knife of QuickTime® components

Perian - The swiss-army knife of QuickTime® components
A notice to all of our users and supporters We began the Perian project over 6 years ago. We wanted to simplify viewing your content. Our team has attained that goal and with that in mind, Perian will be retired soon. Our stewardship has been a blast but it's time for all of us to move on. From the beginning we kept Perian simple.

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