QuickTime and .avi files

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by beatsme, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. beatsme macrumors 65816

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    I've downloaded a short video (about 10 min.) that saved itself in .avi format. When I opened QuickTime to play the thing, it said that "some components necessary to play the video are missing" and it sent me to this page:

    http://www.apple.com/quicktime/resources/components.html

    anybody know which one of these I need in order to play this video? I think it was originally a Macromedia Flash file, if that helps at all...

    thanks
     
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  3. DrRock macrumors regular

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    ^

    I have a question about those file formats:

    Is here a way to convert .avi and quicktime movies into files that I can edit in FCP or iMovie, and burn to DVD? And if so, what kind of quality are we looking at? I know that when I export stuff from FCP to burn to DVD, I can compress into MPEG-2, or quicktime movie. Any way to make these clips usable in tis program?
     
  4. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    You might want to look at a program such as VisualHub to do your conversions. It's convert practically anything to anything in the video world. :cool:
     
  5. DrRock macrumors regular

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    V-Hub

    Wow, thanks! That worked great! I used a 90 second clip to test it out. The image quality will depend on the source material of course, but not bad. I'll have to buy the full version. It's a good deal for $23. Thanks again.
     
  6. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    No problem, glad to be of service. Any other questions just ask. :cool:
     
  7. DrRock macrumors regular

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    ^

    Actually, I just thought of one: Can I use it to convert BitTorrent files, or is that something else entirely?
     
  8. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    It depends what kind of BT files you're talking about. ;) If they are video files which you have d/led, then yes, they would behave just like any other video file. If they are not video files, then of course the answer would be no. Or, if you are looking for something to convert existing files into BT files for the purpose of seeding, then you would laos need something else. VisualHub simply converts video formats back and forth AFAIK.
     
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  10. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    No problem - just wasn't sure what you were referring to with your previous post so wanted to make sure I understood you right.
     

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