.avi extension

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by CommonMan, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. CommonMan macrumors regular

    CommonMan

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    I'm new to Macs so please forgive my stupidity. Someone gave me a movie or video file with the extention .avi. It won't play on my iMac. Someone told me I need to buy Quicktime Pro for 30 buckaroonies in order to play such files. I just got a Video ipod so I want to try watching a movie on it. Do I need to buy some additional software? My iMac has just the basics.
     
  2. oceanmonster macrumors regular

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    I'm not sure what the .avi file is but if you want to watch video on your ipod quicktime pro is a good application to convert the files to the ipod format.
     
  3. -DH macrumors 65816

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    AVI is a wrapper for many different web video codecs/formats - most used on Windows systems. VLC Player or the Mac version of Windows Media Player (both freeware) should play them.

    -DH
     
  4. neonblue2 macrumors 6502a

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