mpegs won't play

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  1. switchedanhappy macrumors regular

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    why won't mpegs that I get on limewire play? i tried quicktime and windows media player. some mpegs work, in limewire they say they are .mpg
    what can i use to play these mpegs?
     
  2. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    There are all sorts of video and audio codecs out there that many people use to encode their video, so you're probably just missing the proper divx codec. I used to have a whole pile of them on my PC before I got my Mac, but now I find that I can play absolutely everything through either QuickTime (with a divx codec I downloaded), VLC, or if all else fails, MPlayer. QuickTime and VLC have played 99% of every clip I've ever tried on it though, so grab VLC (or MPlayer if you like, they're both free) and you shouldn't have any problems. Unless the file is corrupt. ;)
     
  3. Fukui macrumors 68000

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    Re: mpegs won't play

    Yea, try Mplayer or VLC.

    There are some Mpegs encoded with windows media player that only play on......windows media player. I guess they technicaly aren't mpegs then, but oh well!!
     
  4. switchedanhappy thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanx you guys! I already ahd divx and 3vix and all that, but vlc really did the trick!
     
  5. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Re: Re: mpegs won't play

    True, yet if you're referring to .WMV files, I have successfully been able to get those to play using VLC as well - like I said, VLC will play pretty much everything I can throw at it! Great app, and it's free - can't ask for much more than that!
     
  6. Fukui macrumors 68000

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    Re: Re: Re: mpegs won't play

    No, I'm refering to .mpg files...
     
  7. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Re: Re: Re: Re: mpegs won't play

    Ah, I gotcha now.... :cool:
     
  8. wesnes2006 macrumors newbie

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    thank you!

    wow. i've had my mac for about 7 months now; i had the exact same problem. i had to delete all my videos that wouldn't play... i even called apple tech support to no avail! thank you all for your help! vlc worked like a charm!!! whoooooo! happy day.

    .wes:)
     
  9. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    Generally my experience is.....VLC will play just about anything you throw at it.

    -Kevin
     

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