AVI Problem

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by khester, Dec 4, 2005.

  1. khester macrumors newbie

    khester

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    #1
    Hey everyone,

    Curious if someone out there can help me out. I have a QuickTime AVI file that I want to watch, but when I go to open it won't play.

    Any advice. I think I have to download a Code X or somthing?
     
  2. Flying Llama macrumors 6502a

    Flying Llama

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    #2
    Download VLC. It will play pretty much every media file you come across, except Real and Windows Media. If you really want to use Quicktime, you'll have to poke around and find the right codec to install... which I wouldn't recommend. :)
     
  3. khester thread starter macrumors newbie

    khester

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    Thanks I will try it out. I tried downloading a codec but I didn't get sound. Hopefully this will work.
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

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    I suspect that you downloaded the 3ivx codec. To play the audio track with this codec, .avi files with .mp3 audio tracks require conversion with DivX Doctor II. DDII is available with from the 3ivx.com website. If you install the DivX 5.2.1 or DivX Fusion (DivX 6 beta), you can play the .avi files without conversion. Unlike the VLC player, the DivX codec will allow you to use .avi files in all of your QuickTime-compatible applications.
     

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