Quick avi question on lion

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by nood1es, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Question question is there a way to play .avi movies without having to convert it? Only answer I'm getting is to use the ifunia vid converter. Many thanks!!
  2. macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2009
    Download VLC Media Player.
  3. macrumors 6502


    Feb 3, 2008
    Glendale, AZ
    Also, it plays wmv files as well as many others. VLC is definitely a must on OSX systems.

  4. macrumors 68000

    May 6, 2004
    Perian plug-in works for most avi file in QuickTime.
  5. macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2009
    Something else I just realized about VLC... A lot of gestures on the trackpad can be used for VLC. Perhaps I didn't have it updated on my old white macbook, but it is sort of neat.
  6. macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2010
    Well, VLC still can't play well, I followed the advice that from apple discussions, to delete the old Xvid codec lying in MacintoshHD/Library/QuickTime folder and reloaded the divx video in QT, got video without sound...
    And tried uninstall DivX and keep Perian, seems work, but in the third min the video and audio turned not synchronous :(
    Maybe have to turn to the converting? hope it can work smoothly.

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