.avi lagging in Quicktime?

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  1. lpshean macrumors regular

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    Hello guys..... ive been having problems with playing avi files on quicktime for about a month now.

    It was alright before.. then suddenly, Quicktime couldn't play avi as smooth anymore. It takes a long time to load, and the video is choppy and laggy. Ive tried it with numerous avi files... but the problem is still there! Now im using VLC to view my avi files which works fine. But i just wanna know how to get my quicktime working the way it was before.
     
  2. russed macrumors 68000

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    i have noticed something similar in the past few weeks.

    i know it not perfect, but i have found that if you pause the video, wait a second or 2 then resume it, it is much better
     
  3. lpshean thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hmm.. doesnt realy work.
     
  4. russed macrumors 68000

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    oh well, worth a try!
     
  5. russed macrumors 68000

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    on another thought, have you trashed the .plist file for dvd player and tried repairing permissions?
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Nice line of thinking but DVD Player's preferences have little to do with QuickTime AFAIK. If you're going to delete preferences, aim for com.apple.quicktimeplayer.plist although I'm not sure it'll help. I've always found QuickTime to be a bit slow. :(
     
  7. crap freakboy macrumors 6502a

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    I've always found QT sluggish, especially when viewed in Safari. Firefox is better, but VLC and iMediaPro beats them both. No point really, just felt like typing.:)
     
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    That's more to do with the QuickTime plugin, with the preference file named com.apple.quicktime.plugin.preferences.plist if you want to delete it. :D

    Alternatively, you could play around with the streaming speed from inside System Preferences.

    Once again, I doubt it'll help though. :eek:
     
  9. SummerBreeze macrumors 6502a

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    I agree, QT has never played my avi files as well as VLC player. Although I don't know why your video files would have gotten less smooth over time. Do you have the latest version installed?
     
  10. Will Cheyney macrumors 6502a

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    Quicktime is a bit hit-or-miss with avi's - it depends on the codec.
    I sometimes find that Quicktime 'jitters' for a frame occasionally with some and others it gets itself out of sync. The pausing trick mentioned above fixes that though.
     
  11. Uma888 macrumors 6502

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    I had the same problem with quicktime, then the same thing with VLC (I know ihave the option to edit sync settings), i switched (back to) the king "Mplayer" it works alot better imo
     
  12. this is funah macrumors 6502

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    QT used to play my avi files perfect until i started using VLC, now it doesnt even play my avi files (QT). so if i want quicktime to play avi's, i have to reinstall divx, and as soon as i play an avi file in VLC, the same problem occurs in QT.

    VLC is trying to take overrrrr....
     
  13. maya macrumors 68040

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    No surprise here, QT has always and I mean always had issues with .avi files to decode.

    I have only had a lagging issue from time to time with .avi playing in QT. Use VLC instead. ;) :D
     
  14. maya macrumors 68040

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    VLC will play almost "all" formats available at present. Good for the developers of VLC if it does take over. :D
     
  15. maya macrumors 68040

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    MPlayer worked 50/50 when I was using it. VLC has been more dependable for my usage. :)
     
  16. Sedulous macrumors 68000

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    I think it has less to do with .avi and more to do with DIVX. The DIVX codec is not yet supported in Quicktime 7+. Yes, it will playback but if the bitrate is too high, Quicktime will choke. Until they optimize Divx (or Quicktime), playback will be chunky on larger frame sizes.
     
  17. russed macrumors 68000

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    have you got the latest version of divx? version 5.2.1 is not the latest version as there is the new one out in beta for mac. you have to hunt around for it though.
     
  18. Will Cheyney macrumors 6502a

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    Same goes for me. I've Quicktime cocks-up, I wack it into VLC and "boom; it just works".
     
  19. Will Cheyney macrumors 6502a

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    ...fal-de-ral-de-ral-da ;)
     
  20. Sedulous macrumors 68000

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    Yes, I have 6
     
  21. Milan macrumors member

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    Where can I get the QuickTime codec for Divx 6?
    Can somebody point me to the direction where I have to "hunt around for it"?

    Thanks
    ~milan
     
  22. dubbz macrumors 68020

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    Try http://labs.divx.com/archives/000057.html
     
  23. Milan macrumors member

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    Thanks for the precise pointer. Wasn't much of a hunt... Thanks.
     

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