QuickTime codecs

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  1. scan macrumors 6502

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    I am having trouble playing some videos on QuickTime. It brings me to this site to download some codecs but I have no clue which I"m suppose to download. Some help?
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Please tell us what videos you're trying to watch.
     
  3. scan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    they are some divx movies that I moved from my pc
     
  4. Will Cheyney macrumors 6502a

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    Download this: http://www.willcheyney.co.uk/QuickTime.zip

    I've zipped up my collection of codecs which should allow you to play all encoded movies.
    Unzip the file and place the folders contents in your hard disc root > Library > Quicktime.
     
  5. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    No mere strange format will keep a geek from his pr0n! :D :rolleyes:




    (just messin' wit ya :) )
     
  6. Will Cheyney macrumors 6502a

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    One of the reasons I have such a collection of codecs ;)
     
  7. scan thread starter macrumors 6502

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  8. scan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    my laptop. when i tried playing the file after I moved all the files into library/quicktime it froze. I had to take the battery out
     
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  11. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    If by that, you mean:

    I don't suggest downloading random things from random people.
     
  12. iEdd macrumors 68000

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    Try not to do that. Press and hold the power button for 5-10 seconds until it shuts down if it freezes in future.
     
  13. Will Cheyney macrumors 6502a

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    Haha! I'm not out to 'get' anyone... I'm just trying to help!
    You would have needed to restart your machine after installing those files anyway in order for Quicktime to pick them up.

    Hope this helps!
     
  14. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I realize that, but I don't know you from a hole in the wall, and just because you say you're on the level, certainly doesn't make it so.

    No offense, I'm sure you're on the level and all. I'm just trying to educate the OP that random trust is a good way to compromised computers.
     
  15. Will Cheyney macrumors 6502a

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    Fair enough. For what it's worth though, all my assistance is genuine. What would I gain from distributing malicious content... Then again, what doesn't anyone gain? Doesn't stop it from existing though :confused:
     
  16. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Will Cheyney's just trying to be helpful, and that's good, but out of the codecs in that package the only two you need to play *almost* all videos you'll find (certainly any "mainstream" AVI) is the 3ivX codec and the DivX one. Both can be downloaded free (3ivx.com and divx.com), and if you install those two you should be good to go.

    Also, if you're running QT7, you should download the beta of DivX 6--5 works, but causes some funkyness. The beta of 6 (called "DivX Fusion" now) has been entirely stable for me, and resolves the issues.

    The download link is here (scroll down):
    http://labs.divx.com/archives/cat_divx_pro_mac.html
    or it can be downloaded directly from this link:
    http://download.divx.com/labs/DivXFusionBeta1.dmg
     
  17. scan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thx for all the help guys. i didn't bother downloadind divx. i just downloaded mplayer and it works fine.

    and about the battery thing, I wish I knew about the holding power button because I dented my battery when I dropped it on the floor :mad:
     
  18. mklos macrumors 68000

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    Don't be so paranoid! All that link is, is a bunch of QuickTime Codecs put into a zip file. Jeez! We all have Macs here, not PCs that can adopt viruses from zip files.
     
  19. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    I think the comment was simply meant as a reminder that not all/everyone is what it appears on the web - and perhaps we are protected a little more than PC users, but prevention is better than a cure.
     
  20. DarkNetworks macrumors 68000

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    ROFL!!!!

    "I HAD TO TAKE THE BATTERY OUT"

    I'm sorry to hear dat...
     
  21. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    Hey! Scan's a recent entrant to the Mac world - give him some advice, not bad spelling.:rolleyes:
     
  22. scan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yeah I am. i feel really noob, i won't lie
     
  23. DarkNetworks macrumors 68000

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    "Scan's a recent entrant to the Mac world"
    i don't get tis...

    "give him some advice, not bad spelling"
    I'm too used to IM not that i don't know how to spell "that"...anyway, wtv...

    I'm not saying you're noob or anything, i just find the battery taking out thing funny...sry if u got offended in anyway though...
     
  24. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I don't find that to be paranoid at all.

    I could easily adopt a quick and simple shell script that would effectively erase whatever I wanted and "package" it as a "Quicktime codec in a zip file". I could easily offer it up to someone on a forum. I could easily erase their home directory.

    I am NOT saying this is what Will Cheyney has done, or intended to do in any way, shape, or form. What I am saying is the OP should simply download from a 'reputable source' to minimize potential problems.

    Call that paranoia if you want, but there's a lot more computer users out there who don't have a clue and are easy targets of malicious 'fun'. Having a Mac doesn't protect you from yourself.
     

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