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Is there K-Lite Codec for Mac?

Recently switched to Mac computer but have problem of playing MKV, AVI, WMV, FLV, MTS, MXF, etc with default Quicktime player? You probably have used the popular K-Lite Codec Pack (with full name “K-Lite Mega Codec Pack”) on Windows and thought there might be a K-Lite Mega Codec Pack for Mac OS X.

Actually there is not a K-Lite Codec pack for Mac at the time of this writing. However, after testing, Techisky found there is a K-Lite Codec for Mac alternative/equivalent that works similar to K-Lite Codec on macOS 10.12 Sierra, OS X EL Capitan 10.11, Yosemite 10.10, Mavericks(10.9), Mountain Lion(10.8), Snow Leopard(10.7), Leopard(10.6), etc.

What is K-Lite Codec Pack?

K-Lite Mega Codec Pack or K-Lite Codec Pack is a collection of codecs, DirectShow filters and tools. Codecs and DirectShow filters are needed for encoding and decoding (playing) audio and video formats. K-Lite Mega Codec Pack includes the Full K-lite codec pack as well as Quicktime and Realplayer codecs and BS Player. K-Lite Mega Codec Pack includes codecs for the most popular compressions like Divx and Xvid as well as some of the less popular but still necessary codecs.

The best K-Lite Codec for Mac – Perian

Perian is one stop codec resource on Mac similar to K-Lite Codec Pack on Windows. Perian is a free, open source, QuickTime component that extends QuickTime support for many popular types of media, including MKV, FLV, WMV, AVI, DivX, and XviD.

How to download and install K-Lite Codec for Mac – Perian?

Perian is just 3 MB in size. So it is very fast to download. Click the the download button below to start download from Perian Office site.

After you downloa the DMG file, double click on Perian.1.2.3.dmg file to install it. Then you will be able to play audio and video files with QuickTime player. Enjoy!.

I download Perian, but still can’t play MKV, MP4, AVI, etc.

If you installed Perian, but still have problem of playing video files such as MKV files with FLAC codec, MP4 files with AC3 codec, video files with multi-channel audios. You can fee download Total Video Converter for Mac to convert your video and audio files to QuickTime supported video.

Perian No Longer Working in macOS Sierra, EL Capitan, Yosemite or OS X 10.9 Mavericks?

Perian No Longer Working in MacOS Sierra 10.12, OS X 10.11 EL Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks? Click to refer to the related article Can QuickTime X Play AVI,WMV,FLV,MKV,DivX in OS X EL Capitan, Yosemite and Mavericks(OS X 10.9)?

  5 Responses to “K-Lite Codec for Mac: free OS X Quicktime codec pack (Sierra) supported”

  1. i want to try this software

  2. Perian does NOT work anymore on Mavericks. (OSX 10.9)

  3. It looks like Perian is being retired. And as pointed above, not working on Mavericks.
    Any other alternatives?

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