problems with files ending in .avi

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by morphine, Dec 17, 2006.

  1. morphine

    morphine Active Member

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    guys wish you could help me out. got some files with .avi extension. plays the audio but doesn't play the video. what shall i do?
     
  2. HooHaw

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    What are you using to play the .avi file?
     
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    try vlc player
     
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    Also try downloading the divx codec for quicktime. Its free.
     
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    If you prefer using quicktime, just download the Perian quicktime component from the downloads section of the Apple website. It will also play other video formats.:D
     
  7. morphine

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    Problem solved with vic player. Thanks a lot guys...
     
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    the perian player didn't work. Although VLC player does the job, it can't do editing. I would like to convert some of these weird avi files to my ipod or make it to a DVD using iDVD, and I need quicktime to do this.....
     
  9. Jeff

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    Perian is not a player per se. It is a quicktime component that you need to install in the Quicktime folder found inside the Mac OS X library folder for it to work.:)
     
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    I use DivXDoctorII2.2 to convert avi to .mov file. It converts very fast. Faster than the quicktime pro.
     
  11. surgfish

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    I already did that and my quicktime still won;t play certain avi files.
     
  12. MAC_DOC

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    I preferably use iSquint to convert .avi files... quick and easy...
     
  13. Theus

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    ditto here. more info here. HTH.
     
  14. Fidel

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    I got a photo tutorial CD from a magazine that contains .avi files. VLC and converting it to a .mov file did not work as I could only here audio but cannot see any video.

    VLC also showed an error message saying that the frames were too slow.

    Any other suggestions?

    I typed Perian in the search box of Apple's download page but it could not be found either...
     
  15. chmod_777

    chmod_777 Guest

    VLC is awesome, but if you enjoy watching your videos via Front Row, it's probably best to try to get all the Quicktime codecs that are out there.

    This guy's compiled a list of all the Quicktime codecs that are fairly comprehensive for both Intel and PPC platforms. There's nothing better than enjoying your videos on Front Row!

    Check it out!
    http://www.jacknjake.com/2006/12/27/codec-pack-for-all-the-new-mac-users/
     

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