The team behind Perian is shutting down the project after six years of development and will be releasing the code for its video codec tool to the open source community. Perian has been a popular OS X add-on because it lets users play media content that isn’t natively supported through QuickTime.
“Starting 90 days after the final Perian release, we will no longer provide support,” the team said on their website. “We’ll wrap up our loose ends, pack up our bags, and move on to new and exciting projects.”
The Perian source code will be posted to Google Code or Github, and the team isn’t guaranteeing the final version will be OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) compatible.