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  1. mynameismatt89 macrumors 6502

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    hello everyone

    My friend has had a mac for a while now and he just started trying to download movies.. does anyone have/use this program???

    when he downloaded a movie it said it wouldnt work and that he needed to download DivX. Where can he get this program and will it work with QuickTime to play movies?
     
  2. varmit macrumors 68000

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    Mplayer from http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design7/dload.html

    or VLC from http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

    I wouldn't go for the Quicktime codec, but you can get many different kinds like FFmpeg, but here is the divx.com one. http://www.divx.com/divx/mac/

    I suggest Mplayer.
     
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  4. mynameismatt89 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so if he downloads Mplayer, once the file is downloaded how does he install it and make sure it will work. Does he drag the downloaded movie into this program to make it work.

    Can someone please explain this for him?

    Thanks
    Matt

    also which files is he supposed download from this site to make Mplayer work

    Thanks
     
  5. Boelman macrumors regular

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    VLC is the best one from what i can tell. I havent had any issues unless you are trying to watch some naughty movies (wink wink)
     
  6. EHUnlucky7x9@ao macrumors 6502

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    You can play those files on Quicktime. It's just that you can't get the proper CODEC (compressor-decompressor) from Quicktime. This is what you need.

    Codec for Quicktime
     
  7. mynameismatt89 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ok so ive downloaded codec for quicktime. What do i have to do for it to work.. i download a movie and then what do i do with it?

    thank you
     
  8. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    hmmm....So which is it? your friend or you :eek:

    Second, if you want to get the movie to play - go BUY the DVD or rent it.
     
  9. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816

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    If the codec is already in the foler "Macintosh HD/Library/Quicktime" then go ahead and try to play it in qt. If it doesn't work try playing the movie in VLC
     
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    The DivX codec from DivX.com an installer, that once downloaded starts straight away. So you READ and press Next a few times?

    You really need QuickTime Pro to enjoy DivX video in full screen.

    If the video you downloaded isn't playing correct are you sure it is DivX? IMO you need a few components to get any real use out of QuickTime Pro I have the following installed here:

    3ivx D4 4.5.1 for OSX
    AC3 Codec
    Apples MPEG2 component
    DivX 6 Decoder/Encoder
    EyeTV MPEG Support.component
    Flip4Mac WMV Export/Import
    OggVorbis.component
    XVIDDelegate.component
     
  12. mynameismatt89 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ok, i really dont know what the hell im doing and im becoming quite frustrated. Can some one please explain to me in full:

    -what websites i should go to to download movies from
    -what program i should use to download the movies
    -what programs i will need to make the movies play in quicktime
    -and how to install them correctly so they will work

    i am so stumped..

    thank you, Matt
     
  13. risc macrumors 68030

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    The first one is illegal you wont get that answer here. You buy or rent DVDs from shops or online.

    You can watch videos on OS X using MPlayer OS X, VLC, XinePlayer, or QuickTime Pro with the correct codecs installed. Google will provide you with links to all of these.

    I told you what codecs I use above, Google will point you to all of them. divx.com is where you get DivX from which is also mentioned above by someone.

    To install software you read the docs, or follow the instructions in the installer.
     
  14. jtt macrumors regular

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    Tell your friend to read this thread carefully and he might be able to interpret the steps needed for this to work. It's pretty straight forward and he should be up and viewing in no time.
     
  15. mynameismatt89 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so what ive done now, is i started to download the movie and savedd the path to the desktop. Once it is complete i will drag the file into DivXDoctor 2 2.2 and then it should work? (i have 3ivx installed. i do not have to do anything else with it now do i? dont have to drag it into quicktime or anything like that?
     
  16. risc macrumors 68030

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    FRIEND? It sounds to me like OP was embarrased that they couldn't do it so he pretended it was his friend, I kind of base this on the way he used to say MY FRIEND now he says "I". ;)
     
  17. risc macrumors 68030

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    If you have a video file that is associated with quicktime all you do is click on the video file and it opens quicktime, you have no reason to do anything else. It sounds to me like you've completely confused yourself and maybe you should just download VLC which has all the codecs you need preinstalled and just associate your files with that.
     
  18. mynameismatt89 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    with VLC do i not need 3ivx, Divx or DivxDoctor 2 2.2?
     
  19. risc macrumors 68030

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    Are you actually reading anything anyone is telling you here? We have a saying in the UNIX world it's RTFM and another STFW look them up they both fit here! There's another one PEBKAC but that's a bit rude no need to look that up.

    QuickTime needs codecs installed to play video/audio that it can't out of the box.

    VLC, MPlayer OS X, and XinePlayer are all media players that include the codecs that QuickTime doesn't by default, and a hell of a lot more.
     
  20. mynameismatt89 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ohhh ok no i understand.. thank you everyone for tollerating me. So the files that i have downloaded are the codecs for QuickTime so that i CAN play videos.. VLC is a program that you can play the videos on. I understand

    Thank you very much for the help
    Matt
     
  21. mynameismatt89 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    haha yea sorry guys, i have NO patience, and i felt kind of embarassed that i couldnt figure this out.

    Thanks again
    Matt
     
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