.avi file

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jamescwarren, Feb 5, 2006.

  1. jamescwarren macrumors 6502

    jamescwarren

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    #1
    i have downloaded a few little .avi video clips from the internet and everytime I try and open them in QuickTime 7.0.4, it tells me that some software needed to play it is missing. where can I find this "missing" software?
     
  2. macbaseball macrumors 6502a

    macbaseball

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    Just download VLC. It's just another video client that can pretty much play any formatt.

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  3. FadeToBlack macrumors 68000

    FadeToBlack

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    I'll second that. Been using VLC to watch .avi files for a while now with no problems.
     
  4. Kelmon macrumors 6502a

    Kelmon

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    Silly question, but is it possible to add the codecs that VLC evidentially has that allows it to play AVI files and add them to QuickTime? I would much prefer to use QuickTime since I tend to find the VLC interface a bit quirky.
     
  5. Benjamin macrumors 6502a

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