Can XVID movies play in front row?

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  1. ieani macrumors 6502a

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    I downloaded and installed the xvid for mac codec and I still get a black screen when I try to play an xvid video. Any ideas?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. milo macrumors 604

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  5. jimsowden macrumors 68000

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    Yep. Frontrow just uses quicktime for movies, itunes for audio, iphoto for picture slideshows. Pretty simple integration.
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Ah, I thought it was limited to basic Quicktime support and not plugins as well.
     
  7. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    Anything that uses Quicktime as its video playback "device" will play anything your Quicktime Player app can play.

    If it plays in QT fine, itll play in FR fine.

    If it doesnt play in QT (like missing audio etc), but DOES play in VLC, FR will only play what QT plays.
     
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  10. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    itunes is acttually quicktme with more features and a different GUI
    iphoto is driven by preview in the same way as qt driven itunes
    front row is just another step off of iphoto and itunes.
     
  11. Philberttheduck macrumors 6502a

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    Couple that with DivX and 95% works. Front Row compatible.
     
  12. janey macrumors 603

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    to be picky, iTunes, iPhoto, QuickTime, Front Row and all those great apps are probably QTKit based..just, separate so the user doesn't have to deal with photo editing if all they want to do is listen to a few MP3s. ;)
     

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