Codecs for QuickTime?

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  1. pcw macrumors member

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    I've recently migrated from the PC world to the Mac world. On the PC I used to use a codec called FFDSHOW and all the movies would run perfectly.

    Now on the Mac what kind of codecs should I download to be able to watch all the movies? And please don't tell me to get VLC because I like to use QuickTime player and get the whole "integrated" look of the OS.
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    See [guide]Watch AVI Movies in Mac OS X[/guide] for more information
     
  3. pcw thread starter macrumors member

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    Alright, thanks for your input I guess I'll go with VLC for less hassle although I'd prefer to use QuickTime for the "integrated" look and feel :p
     
  4. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    It's not a biggie to download the Codecs the main ones you need are DivX and Flip4Mac :cool:
     
  5. 7on macrumors 601

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    And 3vix ;-)

    Though I like VLC for the ability to play corrupted AVI/MOV
     
  6. pcw thread starter macrumors member

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    Not a biggie but I need to have a playlist as well and QuickTime doesn't have that...
     
  7. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    MPlayer OS X I've heard is good, and does all those.

    EDIT: Not exactly all of those
     
  8. erikamsterdam macrumors regular

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    Also beware that Flip4Mac does not work on Intel Macs yet. There is a Beta though.
     
  9. Chundles macrumors G4

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    VLC plays nearly everything, has the ability to cue up videos as a type of playlist and unlike Quicktime, gives you fullscreen playback for free.
     
  10. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    I know QT, wtf is Apple thinking, no fullscreen w/o purchasing, Microsoft's Windows Media Player can at least do fullscreen

    :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: I just gave props to Windows. I feel so dirty lol jk.
     
  11. captainbeefheat macrumors regular

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    Is there not a free version (non trial) for divX codec?
     
  12. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    The free DivX codec works perfectly fine. The paid version adds features. Don't think of the free version as a demo because its ability to play DivX-encoded .avi files does not expire.
     

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