Getting .Avi files to work with Quicktime

Discussion in 'macOS' started by wirelessimports, Oct 6, 2005.

  1. wirelessimports macrumors member

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    Does anyone know what i need to do to get .avi files to work with quicktime? or is it not compatiable and i need a different player altogether?

    thanks in advance.
     
  2. wrc fan macrumors 65816

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    avi is a container format, similar to mov being a container format. depending on what codec is used quicktime can play the avi straight off the bat. the most common codec that doesn't work in quicktime is divx, and you can download the codec from the divx site
     
  3. risc macrumors 68030

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    What kind of avi? I have DivX 6, XviD, 3ivX installed to handle various types of avis.
     
  4. skubish macrumors 68030

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    just use VLC it suppose all kinds of formats and is free.
     
  5. wirelessimports thread starter macrumors member

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  6. wirelessimports thread starter macrumors member

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    how do i find out?
     
  7. wirelessimports thread starter macrumors member

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    i downloaded what was from that site, i installed it, but im new to mac... so once i install it is there anything else i need to do? do i have to drop the something file into quicktime?

    i really have no clue, please talk to me like as if im 4yrs old.
     
  8. fayans macrumors 6502a

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    You may want to try Hyplay. A free AVI player that support many other video formats (.asf, .asx, .wmv, .divx, .mpeg etc). Good luck!
     
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