Quicktime 7 wont play AVI

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  1. Cloudgazer macrumors 6502

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    I got an CD with an avi file.
    Quicktime 7 wont play the file, neither will Win Media Player, but it does work with M Player.

    Am I missing something?
     
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  3. dredmorbius macrumors newbie

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    Definitely sounds like you're missing the divx codec.
     
  4. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    Download 3ivx, its a really great plugin for quicktime and unlike Divx its free.
     
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  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I installed the 10.4.1 update and now I can't play AVI files in Quicktime. Yes, I already had DivX installed. I'm using VLC right now though.
     
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  8. blackpeter macrumors 6502a

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    Some DiVx files play. Some don't. DiVx playback through QT is imperfect in Tiger. I keep VLC around for this reason.
     
  9. Apple macrumors 6502

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    I second that for VLC. Very good program and plays almost anything.
     
  10. mileslong macrumors 6502

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    you need to go back and download the older version of divx. 5.1.1 and that should correct the problem until they get the bugs worked out in 5.2.1. solved the problem for me anyway...
     
  11. Cloudgazer thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you all for prompt replies.
    I downloaded divx - the avi file now plays but with NO SOUND.
     
  12. DeSnousa macrumors 68000

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    I also highly recommend VLC, you can throw so many video formats at it. Plus great UI.
     
  13. Quartz Extreme macrumors regular

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    Download 3ivx and DiVX Doctor from www.3ivx.com

    You should be able to play it now!
     
  14. Cloudgazer thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I tried divx doctor, draggedthe file into the app. It started well enough, but then I got an error message. (2048 or something)

    also, download VLC, which works fine.
    but it irritates me that qt 7 wont play it.
    I was thinking of buying QT 7 Pro - is it worth, will I still have these problems?
     
  15. Soulstorm macrumors 68000

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    Yes, you will still have these problems. The only thing you get by buying QTpro is to get the ability to edit movies and export them into any quicktime format. But if a format plugin is broken for QT, then I'm sorry but things won't change when upgrading to QTPro.

    Use VLC now that it is updated to work for Tiger. It simply is perfect
     
  16. 7on macrumors 601

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    no sound? Try looking for a AC3 Codec.component somewhere on the interweb. that seems to fix that.
     
  17. Cloudgazer thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks again everybody!

    Now that i think about it, its not so necessary for me to use quicktime to play this file.
    I downloaded VLC, it works great.

    I appreciate the helps with aall the codecs and stuff.

    (I'm a switcher, by the way)

    Adios
     
  18. Robert111 macrumors newbie

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    Quicktime 7 and Avi files

    Hi,

    I can play .avi files on OS X 10.4 but no sound .......

    any ideas ?


    cheers
     

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