finder keeps restarting when previewing .avis

Discussion in 'macOS' started by steelfist, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. steelfist macrumors 6502a

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    i know that i have to disable preview when i view avis, but it is too annoying. when in thumbnail mode, and in the collum mode, if the computer attempts to preview an avi file, finder will restart! is it possible to have an option like "never preview this" or "don't" preview, or just "fix" the preview option? i don't need to preview .avis, but i need for everything especially photos and pictures. it's very very annoying!:mad:
     
  2. Marble macrumors 6502a

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    Unfortunately, no. You might consider getting the divx codec for Quicktime, however, which will let you preview the files (and won't give everything a seizure).
     
  3. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    I have had Finder grind while trying to preview AVIs before, and it takes a while sometimes, but it has never crashed for me - interesting. I, too, would suggest grabbing the proper codecs to at least help matters.
     
  4. steelfist thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    sorry, but i forgot to mention that i use vlc, xine, and mplayer 2 to view my files. i'l try to instal divx. does 3vix help too?
     
  5. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Yep. I have it installed as well.
     

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