K-Lite Codec Pack Mac – Watch Videos with QuickTime on macOS High Sierra

John Salley

Jun 05, 2015 07:45 am / Posted by John Salley to QuickTime, Reviews, Video

What is K-Lite Codec Pack?

K-Lite Codec Pack is a free package of media player codecs that enables the operating system and its software to play various audio and video formats generally not supported by the operating system itself including QuickTime video. (Download K-Lite Codec Pack >>)

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? However, K-Lite Codec Pack only works in Windows system and there is not yet something like “K-Lite Codec Pack Mac”.

The best K-Lite Codec for Mac – Perian

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 codec is open-source and you can download Perain here. 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!


Since the latest version 1.2.3 of Perian for QuickTime doesn’t work on Mac OS 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9(Yosemite) 10.11 El Capitan, 10.12 Sierra,  if you’ve upgraded to the Mac OS High Sierra, Mac OS El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, you’ll be disappointed since Perian is not provided any more and Perian developers have no plan to update the plug-in to support the latest Mac system. (Learn how to install QuickTime 7 Pro on Mac OS X 10.12) The good news is that there are some alternatives to Perian for Mac, such as VLC Media Player, which can play videos in various formats.

The best Perian alternative or K-Lite Codec for Mac equivalent we recommend here is Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac (Read review). With it, you can fast convert all regular video formats like AVI, WMV, FLV, MKV, 3GP, M2TS, MPG, etc. to QuickTime compatible MOV, MP4 or M4V on Mac so that you can play the videos in QuickTime without any hassle. (Please refer to the related article to learn how to play AVI,WMV,FLV,MKV,DivX on QuickTime in Mac OS High Sierra)

And the QuickTime components only enable you to play these videos via QuickTime on your Mac or PC, and if you would like to play common formats like AVI, WMV, FLV on iPad, iPhone, Andorid devices, Xbox or edit them with FCP, iMovie, Avid MC, etc, you’ll have to adopt this Perian replacement for Mac OS High Sierra to convert the videos. What’s more, it can edit videos by trimming, cropping, splitting videos, add text/image/video watermark and attach external *.srt, *.ass, or *.ssa subtitles into source media for entertainment. Compatible with Mac OS High Sierra.

free download on mac     free download on Windows

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