How do i run AVI files... for the MAC illiterate

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by skoht, Oct 2, 2005.

  1. skoht macrumors newbie

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    I am completel new to mac... and am driving myself nuts trying to run avi movies... is there a way to??? I am on a Mac OS X 10.3.5 if that helps... if someone could help me and dumb it down that would be great. thanks for your help.

    Skoht in Edmonton
     
  2. yg17 macrumors G5

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  3. zen.state macrumors 68020

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    vlc is great but I find mplayer a bit more vast in what it will play. mplayer also scrubs through video much better.

    there are about 3-4 different releases of mplayer on osx and I really like this one
     
  4. rickvanr macrumors 68040

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    I personally like to handle everything in Quicktime, you can download "Divx for Mac" from www.divx.com. You might need an AC3 codec too, but that's easy to find just google "AC3 QuickTime".
     
  5. risc macrumors 68030

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    I'm the same I have divx 6, xvid, 3ivx, mpeg2, flip4mac (for wmv), ac3, ogg components installed for quicktime pro, I haven't found anything it can't play yet, but I keep vlc around just incase.
     
  6. yg17 macrumors G5

    yg17

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    DivX 5 does not support Mac OS X 10.4 or QuickTime 7. We are working with Apple to resolve several compatibility issues



    Any other link I'm missing?
     
  7. risc macrumors 68030

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    You might want to search for DivX Fusion it is the beta of DivX 6 for OS X. I got the DivX 6 component with Toast 7.0.
     
  8. dubbz macrumors 68020

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    I prefer QT to not handle anything at all. I'm not a fan of it on either OS. :eek:


    As for other players... I've used XinePlayer occationally. It's decent enough.
     

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