Problem With Playing Simple AVI Videos On Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Afro1989, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. Afro1989 macrumors 6502a

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    I used to watch my home-made videos from my digital camera all the time on my Mac Mini, but suddenly I only am getting the audio and no video when I attempt to play them. Here is what my screen looks like when I attempt to watch any of them:

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    I need help. (-_-)
     
  2. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    Sorry, can't help you there but how do you get OS X to look like that?
     
  3. Afro1989 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know. Years of customizing and fine tuning I guess. =)

    Now, can anyone help me? =)
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Any clue what kind of video codec it is? .avi is just an encapsulation so don't say that.
     
  5. mac4evan macrumors member

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    Quick (more like temporary) fix is to download BOTH MPlayer and VLC. I could not live without either.

    Yeah, do command-i so we can learn more about the file

    Unfortunately the answer can be VERY complicated. But maybe not. Like one of the others users said it truely has taken me a long time to finally get every video (except asf) to play on my Mac.
     
  6. Yuvi macrumors member

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    Perian (http://perian.org) is your best bet to get them working in QuickTime without knowing more about what codecs your camera uses. (Command-I in QuickTime, Information->Advanced Information->Streams in VLC)
     
  7. Afro1989 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Command + I in Quicktime doesn't do anything. How exactly do I install this? Thanks. I'm new to this.
     
  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Install what? Perian is dirt simple. Just open the disk image and drag the component to the alias. Failing that there's a read me on it too. :confused:
     
  9. Afro1989 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  10. mac4evan macrumors member

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    Yes it does.

    You have to have the file open though.
     

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