Problems with AVI files

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  1. francisfc macrumors newbie

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    I can not get the video to play on the iMac intel! Is there any software out there that will let me view the AVI files in Quicktime and load them into IMovie?
     
  2. Queso macrumors G4

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    Flip4Mac and Perian are your two options for viewing. Perian has the added bonus of working with Front Row.

    For iMovie, you'll need to find something to convert them to DV format. I believe QuickTime Pro will allow you to do this, but hopefully someone else can confirm.
     
  3. theBB macrumors 68020

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    If Quicktime can play it, iMovie should automatically convert your AVI file into DV format while it says "importing". Downloading Perian and flip4mac should suffice unless you are using a very rare codec.
     
  4. francisfc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Quick time will not play the video just the audio. Perian nor flip4mac will play the video. Here is the movie info:
    Source:/Users/fredfrancis/Desktop/snow/SMOV0004.AVI
    Format:DivX 6.0, 720 x 480, Millions
    DVI ADPCM, Stereo, 22.050 kHz
    FPS: 29.97
    Data size:8.61 MB
    Data Rate: 4230.10 kbits/sec
     
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  6. ksgant macrumors 6502a

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    did you try VLC? That plays just about anything. Though not in Quicktime so you can't use FrontRow. But still, as I say, it plays just about anything.
     
  7. francisfc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This is what I get when I try to run VLC: main: no suitable decoder module for fourcc `SEDG'.
    VLC probably does not support this sound or video format.
     
  8. francisfc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried this program and it will not show the video just the audio.
     
  9. ksgant macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, then you've got a really weird movie there if VLC won't play it. From what I can gather it's from a Samsung SC-D353 camera...the internal video format it uses. Or something similar. Try Samsung perhaps?
     
  10. francisfc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I talked with SAMSUNG today. They stated that the Samsung digital video camera that I have will not work with any MAC computer.
     
  11. emw macrumors G4

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    This seems odd - is the only way to get video off of their camera to use their software to read the proprietary AVI format? What a pain.

    I assume you can't connect it via FireWire to your Mac and use iMovie to pull the video data off?
     
  12. francisfc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I can not connect with firewire.

    I can download the SD chip when using my Windows PC. All the editing programs I have on the PC work with this AVI file.

    But nothing works with IMAC Intel.
     
  13. emw macrumors G4

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    Do you not have a cable you mean? The SC-D353 has a firewire interface, so I'd think it would work (unless that isn't the model you have, in which case I'd have to confirm it has the jack). Strange indeed.
     
  14. francisfc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    THe model is SC-X210L Sporats Camcorder.
     
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  16. francisfc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Guess what?

    It did not fix the problem.

    The guy at Samsung told me to copy the files into my Windows PC and Convert them to some other form of Video and try to load them back on the IMAC.
     
  17. maverick18x macrumors member

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    That might be the only way to go. The weird thing is, that the specs say your camera records in MPEG4 video... but it's really giving you some weird AVI format. Odd.
     
  18. francisfc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well I guess I will try to convert it on the PC and put it back on the IMAC.

    Thanks for everones help.
     
  19. Rychiar macrumors 6502

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    thats def all the camera cus i have the divx codec and vlc and they play any AVi fine, i can play normal avi tv shows and camera recordings through front row. only oddity is i have to play the high def 720P with 5.1 surrounds ones through VLC. quicktime wont recognize em:rolleyes:
     

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