I know this is a very old question, actually from the era of Perian. When I searched for this topic around the web, everything dated back to '11 and even older. Now that Perian is no longer being developed (latest version is 1.2.3) and projects based on Perian (like this one) are not working either (at least in Yosemite and QuickTime Player 10.4), I thought a good wrap-up would be nice for future generations who will be seeking answers to this very question.
Here is the situation: I have some AVI or MKV video files and I want to play them using QuickTime Player. Using other media players like VLC is not an option.
Is there any way I could use QuickTime Player to play these files?
I found this link on Apple Support website but as far as I could see, those third-party software offer "players", not "components" that are supposed to add the capability to QuickTime Player.
Optional: Consider that I have some
srt subtitle files associated with those videos and it would be super nice to be able to use the subtitles with the videos.
So, please correct me if
P.S. The title should've been "... video container files..." but I preferred to use the more conventional "format" instead of the confusing "container" term.