can't play ANY videos!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bryantm3, Feb 24, 2006.

  1. bryantm3 macrumors regular

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    hi, i'm using Mac OS 10.4.5, and i can't play any video files at all, with windows media player, quicktime, or realplayer. i can play mp3s and other audio files, but no videos. yes i have my volume turned up, and my sound card is working. i have no idea why this is happening. any help?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    They're all different formats yet they won't play in any of the apps? What responses do the apps give? :)
     
  3. bu113t macrumors member

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    are you getting any error messages at all?

    Edit: Too slow...
     
  4. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Have you tried a more universl player like VLC or MPlayer? I have never had any issues playing videos with those players, they are definitely your best options for Mac.
     
  5. bryantm3 thread starter macrumors regular

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    whoops, i wasn't clear. i can play the video, but there is no audio. also, it does work on VLC and also, oddly, it works on petergabriel.com w/quicktime. but video files that i could play before w/ audio in WMP i can't play anymore. i also cannot hear the audio for videos on www.youtube.com
     
  6. wasd macrumors member

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    i think im having the same problem

    I downloaded vlc and mplayer and both players doesnt play the video (anime's). Well at least the audio is working but i was thinking is there like a codec pack we must install in order to play the videos. If you, what are they?

    Thanks
    Ken
     
  7. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    You can try grabbing the 3ivx/divx codecs for QuickTime for starters. Also, are these WMV files? They will definitely not play in most players, so if this is the case I would recommend using Flip4Mac - it's sweet. :cool:
     
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    If it's one of the new Intel Macs you may have to just wait for updated versions of the codecs. :eek:
     

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