HELP! I can't view AVI or DIVX movies in quicktime.

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by evil_twin, Sep 3, 2004.

  1. evil_twin macrumors newbie

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    I have quicktime 6.5.1 and OS X 10.3.5 and I cannot view AVI or DIVX files.
    I get a message like the required compressor could not be found.
    All I get is audio.
    I even downloaded DIVX 5.1.1 and nothing.
    Can anyone help?
     
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  3. blackfox macrumors 65816

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    Use either MPlayer or VLC (VideoLan)player...both have equal or superior picture/framerate as Quicktime and play a multitide of formats (including AVI and DivX)

    would provide links, but lazy... just google...
     
  4. dswoodley macrumors 6502a

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    go to quicktime preferences. Click on the plugin tab. Click the MIME settings button. Click the video - video only and video with audio file formats line. Voila! you can play AVIs

    or

    use VLC its as close to a universal player as possible.
     
  5. DJY macrumors 6502a

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    I had done this... but still got the error stating something like:
    "you may experience some problems playing the XXX.avi file as the required compressor could not be found"

    so I downloaded VLC.
     
  6. dswoodley macrumors 6502a

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    before or after you downloaded DIVX? DIVX does chage some files in Quicktime and the above fix usually works fine.
     
  7. friarbayliff macrumors regular

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    downloading 3ivx worked just fine for me. Give it a try.
     
  8. evil_twin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the help, everyone.

    I download videoLan and I can view AVi on that.
    I would like to use quicktime as super movie viewer, but....

    Selecting AVI in the preference didn't work either.
     
  9. Beck446 macrumors regular

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    Now, if only we could figure out how to play protected WMAs
     
  10. imac_japan macrumors member

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    There seems to be a problem with DIVX after installing the 6.5.1 update...Dont install 3ivx - Use VLC, its much much better......
     
  11. evil_twin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    To late
    I installed 3ivx and it works.
    I still keeping videoLAN
    Thanks everyone.
     
  12. DJY macrumors 6502a

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    installed 3 ivx but then had the sound problem mentioned in their Read me file - so will need Divx Doctor II from them...
    think I might just stick to VLC for avi files.
     
  13. janey macrumors 603

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    3ivx pwns.

    but whats equally cool is divxdoctor. changes avi files to quicktime so you can see it in quicktime :)
    requires the codec though, its just useful when you need to send a clip or something and the other person doesnt know what to do with it.


    a w00t w00t for vlc...that app rocks :)
     

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