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Perian plug-in for QuickTime to be discontinued

The popular Perian plug-in for extended media support will be discontinued, though several alternatives will remain available.

By May 14, 2012


Perian 1.2.1 updated, fixes crashes

The third-party video codec pack for QuickTime "Perian" has been updated to version 1.2.1, which adds support for more codecs and fix a number of bugs that caused crashes.

By March 23, 2010


Twitter's strange Discovery engine

commentary The top story in my Discover tab recently was about bark beetles. I have to believe that Twitter's Discovery engine has mistaken me for another user.

By May 15, 2012


Making the switch: a Windows user's first MacBook (part 2)

Welcome to part two of our feature on switching to Mac, where we'll tackle keyboard shortcuts, text editing, file management and more!

By January 16, 2012


VLC update fixes MP4 security bug

The popular media player VLC has been updated to address a potential security flaw.

By April 13, 2011


MacFixIt Answers

MacFixIt Answers is a feature in which we answer questions e-mailed from our readers. This week we have questions on extending wireless networks with AirPort Express devices, new Macs not booting to a retail upgrade DVD for Snow Leopard, QuickTime not able to play some media files, and changing from the less secure WEP wireless security scheme to WPA or WPA2.

By August 19, 2010


Four free apps to give your new Mac a little boost

Apple has announced its annual Back to School promotion, which includes an online rebate for $199 toward the purchase of an iPod Touch. But, though your new Mac is great out of the box, here are a few free applications you might want to add right away.

By May 25, 2010


VLC Media Player 1.1 release candidate 1 available

The VideoLAN organization has released a new build of VLC Media Player for OS X. The version 1.1.0-rc of the player has been updated with numerous changes and fixes, including a major reworking of the VLCKit framework, CoreText-based text renderer for subtitles, and support for new codecs and enhanced features of current codecs.

By May 27, 2010


Odds and Ends: Essential video codec packs for OS X

While most videos use common and open standards such as H.264 that are readily viewable, others may be more obscure and will require you to install a special codec to view them.

By February 5, 2010


MacFixIt Answers

MacFixIt Answers is a feature from MacFixIt where our editors answer questions e-mailed to us by our readers.

By February 4, 2010