need help playing a video

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by derajfast, Mar 12, 2006.

  1. derajfast macrumors 6502a

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    i have this video on a cd that i really want to play. its an avi file, but all i can get to play is the sound. ive tried QT with like every codec ever, and VLC, and both just play the sound of the video. i tried playing it on my PC with WMP, and i got a message saying i needed something like indios codec? and that only played the sound too

    i tried googling indios codec and just got spanish sites

    can anyone help? thanks
     
  2. Aramis macrumors member

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    I think you are looking for "Indeo" codecs, not "Indio". If you Google Indeo, you should be able to find the codecs that you need.
     
  3. derajfast thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    oh thanks

    is there a program that i could use to convert this to a file playable in QT?
     
  4. frankblundt macrumors 65816

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    The Indeo codec (originally from Intel) is now supported by Ligos
    "Indeo for Macintosh Platforms
    Indeo codecs are no longer offered by Apple for Macintosh platforms or QuickTime. There are no plans for an OS X version of the Indeo codecs."

    Doesn't look good, unless you know someone who can convert it on a PC for you.
     
  5. derajfast thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    hmmm....ok well then would i be able to copy it to my PC, then convert it to a file type that can play in QT or VLC?
     
  6. frankblundt macrumors 65816

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    follow the Ligos link above - it only mentions playback under XP, but it may be possible to convert (to AVI or some more generic format)
     
  7. derajfast thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    it says the codec costs 15 dollars? im not paying that
     
  8. derajfast thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ah thank you

    any good programs on windows for converting to .avi or .mpg or a more universal format?
     
  9. frankblundt macrumors 65816

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    Google reveals this one (not free). There are bound to be others. Google (it's how i found the codec)
     

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