H.264 Decoding Should be Handled by the QuickTime Decoder in Most Cases
|Reported by:||joein3d||Owned by:|
"Perian is a free, open source QuickTime component that adds native support for many popular video formats."
As I understand the above statement , the purpose of Perian is to enhance QuickTime by adding the ability to play a wider variety of formats. When it decodes H.264 content such as HD trailers and iTunes content that QuickTime already plays, it goes against the expectation of the end user.
Furthermore, it introduces problems that weren't present with the original QuickTime component. Two such issues are 1) A Performance Regression playing HD trailers on my G5 PowerMac? and 2) The attached crash
It seems that re-inventing the wheel in this case isn't optimal. The functionality already exists in the app and so far I haven't seen any positive effect of Perian handling H.264 decoding in the cases that QuickTime handles normally.
Change History (11)
comment:3 in reply to: ↑ description Changed 9 years ago by gbooker
- Milestone set to Needs Feedback From User
comment:7 in reply to: ↑ 6 ; follow-up: ↓ 8 Changed 9 years ago by gbooker
- Resolution set to invalid
- Status changed from new to closed