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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by robo44, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

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    Hi all im new to the world of mac but glad i made the move.
    I have downloaded AVI files over the years, transferred them to a USB stick and played them on my tv.
    But after downloading a few files today when i try to play them on the tv all i get is "Invalid File".
    They play ok on my imac using VLC player but the tv will not play them.
    Any advice would be appreciated.

    Regards Robo
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Did you make sure to select the correct .avi file on the TV? Mac OS X creates two files for one file, one is a small file to store arbitrary data, which (the file) is hidden in Mac OS X, but becomes visible in Windows or other devices.

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  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    Avi

    I see what you mean as the small files were at the top and the actual files i needed were hidden at the bottom.
    Many thanks for that :)
     

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