.avi extension

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

  1. CommonMan macrumors regular


    Sep 27, 2006
    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

    Jan 15, 2007
    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

    Nov 28, 2006
    Nashville Tennessee
    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.

  4. neonblue2 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 25, 2006
    Port Pirie, South Australia

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