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Humex
Jun 13, 2013, 09:28 AM
Hi,

Quicktime does not want to start the .AVI files. Only .MP4 files works correctly. http://d.pr/i/IJAS

The Perian support is no longer maintained and was last updated for OS X 10.8.

MPlayerX does not work on OS X 10.9 (RIP more signal developer since early 2012).

VLC is more than I but less well optimized as MPlayerX.

Someone of you has the same problem as me on Quicktime?

w0lf
Jun 13, 2013, 10:30 AM
Yup Quicktime X will not open .avi files but VLC or Quicktime 7 will.

SantaRosa2.2
Jun 13, 2013, 06:32 PM
Hi,

Quicktime does not want to start the .AVI files. Only .MP4 files works correctly. http://d.pr/i/IJAS

The Perian support is no longer maintained and was last updated for OS X 10.8.

MPlayerX does not work on OS X 10.9 (RIP more signal developer since early 2012).

VLC is more than I but less well optimized as MPlayerX.

Someone of you has the same problem as me on Quicktime?


has anyone tried Mplayer OS X extended to see if that works on Mavericks?

larrylakstins
Jun 13, 2013, 08:34 PM
has anyone tried Mplayer OS X extended to see if that works on Mavericks?

it's not working

Sky Blue
Jun 13, 2013, 09:06 PM
Quicktime has never opened .avi files

SantaRosa2.2
Jun 13, 2013, 10:32 PM
Has anyone tried to Movist Media Player in Mavericks ?????

I really need a good all-purpose media player before I install Mavericks... I don't care for VLC.

baller1308
Jun 13, 2013, 10:40 PM
I wish Quicktime was able to play more file formats. I was using Perian but they stopped development for that. VLC will have to be my go to media player.

MisterMe
Jun 13, 2013, 10:53 PM
Quicktime has never opened .avi filesMaybe not on your Macs, but it does on every Mac that I use.

Dalton63841
Jun 13, 2013, 10:58 PM
It is almost definitely because the Quicktime framework has been deprecated in favor of AVkit, so things will need to be rewritten for it.

P.S. Quicktime have never played AVI's, without having something like Perian installed.

SantaRosa2.2
Jun 14, 2013, 05:01 AM
Quicktime has never opened .avi files

I think he meant QuickTime with perian. Back on Snow Leopard QuickTime with perian would open many AVI files. I believe Xvid support was dropped after lion.

Sky Blue
Jun 14, 2013, 07:38 AM
Maybe not on your Macs, but it does on every Mac that I use.

If you've installed a third party product, sure, but not out of the box.

wrldwzrd89
Jun 14, 2013, 08:53 AM
Also complicating matters is that AVI isn't actually one specific format. Instead, it's a generic container that can hold many, MANY movie codecs. For that reason, supporting AVI is far from simple.

Mr. Retrofire
Jun 14, 2013, 11:16 AM
Also complicating matters is that AVI isn't actually one specific format. Instead, it's a generic container that can hold many, MANY movie codecs. For that reason, supporting AVI is far from simple.
AVI has also some limitations, and is obsolete. The replacement is the MP4 file format.

From:
http://handbrake.fr/news.php?article=10

AVI: AVI is a rough beast. It is obsolete. It does not support modern container features like chapters, muxed-in subtitles, variable framerate video, or out of order frame display. Furthermore, HandBrake's AVI muxer is vanilla AVI 1.0 that doesn't even support large files. The code has not been actively maintained since 2005. Keeping it in the library while implementing new features means a very convoluted data pipeline, full of conditionals that make the code more difficult to read and maintain, and make output harder to predict. As such, it is now gone. It is not coming back, and good riddance.

wrldwzrd89
Jun 14, 2013, 12:39 PM
AVI has also some limitations, and is obsolete. The replacement is the MP4 file format.
I was unaware that that was the case. I knew AVI had been around for a while, though.

SantaRosa2.2
Jun 14, 2013, 05:56 PM
has anyone tried Mplayer OS X extended to see if that works on Mavericks?

it's not working



Just finished install of Mavericks and Mplayer OSX Extended works fine.

Shino
Jun 19, 2013, 09:08 AM
Just finished install of Mavericks and Mplayer OSX Extended works fine.

What build of Mplayer OSX Extended do you have? (rev15-test2 (1502))?

SantaRosa2.2
Jun 19, 2013, 06:34 PM
What build of Mplayer OSX Extended do you have? (rev15-test2 (1502))?

I guess I should have mentioned...it's rev14 (1410) and it works without issue on mavericks.

MisterMe
Jun 19, 2013, 10:47 PM
If you've installed a third party product, sure, but not out of the box.In other words, QT 7 used as intended handled .avi just fine.

Mac Fly (film)
Oct 10, 2013, 12:39 PM
it's not working

That's not true. MPlayerX does work on Mavericks.

My issue is AVI files no longer player in QuickLook and QuickTime for me on Mavericks. They used to play in Mountain Lion (via Perian?)

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Quicktime has never opened .avi files

Yes it does. Perhaps not a new Mac out of the box, but with Flip4Mac and Perian installed is always has opened them just fine for me. That is, it did before installing Mavericks.

jeanlain
Oct 10, 2013, 01:36 PM
QuickTime has been handling the avi file format natively since version 5 at least. It doesn't require perian or other plugins. These are required only in the video uses certain codecs.
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3775
See? AVI is listed there, and it certainly doesn't assume that you have perian installed (or else they would include mkv in the list).

QuickTime is deprecated in Mavericks and as misleading as it sounds, QuickTime Player (X) no longer uses QuickTime. The new video framework don't support avi.

wrldwzrd89
Oct 10, 2013, 02:44 PM
QuickTime has been handling the avi file format natively since version 5 at least. It doesn't require perian or other plugins. These are required only in the video uses certain codecs.
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3775
See? AVI is listed there, and it certainly doesn't assume that you have perian installed (or else they would include mkv in the list).

QuickTime is deprecated in Mavericks and as misleading as it sounds, QuickTime Player (X) no longer uses QuickTime. The new video framework don't support avi.
Just to make sure we're absolutely clear: QuickTime Player (X) in Mavericks is based on something other than QTKit, the framework used when QTX was originally introduced. Alas, I don't remember its name.

pastrychef
Oct 10, 2013, 03:54 PM
Just to make sure we're absolutely clear: QuickTime Player (X) in Mavericks is based on something other than QTKit, the framework used when QTX was originally introduced. Alas, I don't remember its name.

Does this mean that QTKitServer is no longer needed? The reason why I ask is because I see QTKitSerer-(some numbers) Safari (Not Responding) in Activity Monitor regularly.

Thanks.

wrldwzrd89
Oct 10, 2013, 04:54 PM
Does this mean that QTKitServer is no longer needed? The reason why I ask is because I see QTKitSerer-(some numbers) Safari (Not Responding) in Activity Monitor regularly.

Thanks.
Yes. That process doesn't exist anymore in Mavericks.

pastrychef
Oct 10, 2013, 05:20 PM
Thank you very much.

bwat47
Oct 10, 2013, 05:21 PM
Also complicating matters is that AVI isn't actually one specific format. Instead, it's a generic container that can hold many, MANY movie codecs. For that reason, supporting AVI is far from simple.

They should at least support the most common formats. IMO these are the formats any half-decent video player should support, listed as Codec/Container:

Xvid/Avi
DivX/Avi
h.264/mp4
h.264/mkv

Windows 7 can play all these out of the box with the exception of mkv files, quicktime is way too limited in its format support, it lacks support for some very common formats. Good thing we have mplayerx and vlc. I've been using MplayerX on mavericks (was using VLC previously, but its a little bit buggy on mac), and its working wonderfully.

garagethrash
Oct 11, 2013, 03:39 AM
Has anyone tried to Movist Media Player in Mavericks ?????

I really need a good all-purpose media player before I install Mavericks... I don't care for VLC.

the non-appstore version of mplayerx works fine for me. I hate how hard the seek bar is to see in full screen though. And VLC streams network media much faster than mplayerx

kappaknight
Oct 11, 2013, 07:36 AM
I just checked out MPlayerX yesterday - it's great! Next to that, I use Plex, which has its own perks if you have a media library you want to organize.

robeddie
Oct 11, 2013, 10:58 AM
it's not working

Just launched MPlayerX and watched a vid. Ising Mavericks GM.

Just because it crashed on your one system doesn't necessarily mean it's broken in Mavericks, so you should refrain from making global statements like that.

jeanlain
Oct 12, 2013, 07:49 AM
Just to make sure we're absolutely clear: QuickTime Player (X) in Mavericks is based on something other than QTKit, the framework used when QTX was originally introduced. Alas, I don't remember its name.

That would be AV Foundation / AV Kit.

Lancer
Oct 22, 2013, 11:25 PM
Bit annoyed that Mavericks won't play anything but MP4, I've got tonnes of AVI, MKV and FLVs, non of which play now :(

They sitt work on MPlayer OS X but I use them in the Finder to find the one I want to watch all the time.

bwat47
Oct 23, 2013, 12:09 AM
Has anyone tried to Movist Media Player in Mavericks ?????

I really need a good all-purpose media player before I install Mavericks... I don't care for VLC.
I bought movist recently, its very nice and appears to work perfectly in mavericks as far as I can tell. MplayerX works very well in mavericks too though and that one is free (and was recently updated with mavericks compatibility.)

VLC does definitely seem to have a few issues on mavericks from my usage, mostly relating to fullscreen (there's bugs with both VLC's non-native and native fullscreen in mavericks).

I'd recommend mplayerx and movist hands down over VLC for osx anyway, VLC is kind of meh on osx, both movist and mplayerx have nicer interfaces and seem less buggy.

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Just launched MPlayerX and watched a vid. Ising Mavericks GM.

Just because it crashed on your one system doesn't necessarily mean it's broken in Mavericks, so you should refrain from making global statements like that.

There was a known crash bug with mplayerX in mavericks actually. There was a build floating around in these forums that was patched to fix it, but the build from the mplayerx site had the issue (and probably the outdated version in the app store too).

MplayerX was updated on the official site with mavericks compatible build today though:

1.0.18
2013/10/23
Fix: compatible issues with Mavericks (10.9)
Fix: time slider mispositioning
Fix: could not disable subtitles in mts files
...

http://mplayerx.org/download.html

Lancer
Oct 23, 2013, 12:11 AM
Quicktime has never opened .avi files

I have QT7 on Mavericks and it runs AVI files without converting.

Really wish the quickview option was still working for all my different file types, not just .mov and .mp4.