Quicktime help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bill4588, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. bill4588 macrumors 6502a

    bill4588

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    #1
    I'm downloading some episodes of Smallville with acquisition and it says it's an AVI file, but when I preview the file I either get a white screen that's "playing" or a message saying that the file cannot be read. is there a way I can fix this?
     
  2. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

    ~Shard~

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    #2
    You need to install the proper codecs.

    A far better solution would be to download VLC - it's simply the best player out there and will play virtually any and every format, unlike QT. :cool:
     
  3. kretzy macrumors 604

    kretzy

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    #3
    You probably need to install some kind of codec for .avi files - try this one out. Failing that use VLC as ~Shard~ suggested, which will pretty much play anything. :)
     
  4. bill4588 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    bill4588

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    #4
    thanks! I'll try both...they're both downloading right now.
     

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