Quicktime not open .AVI Files ?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Humex, Jun 13, 2013.

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    Hi,

    Quicktime does not want to start the .AVI files. Only .MP4 files works correctly. http://d.pr/i/IJAS

    The Perian support is no longer maintained and was last updated for OS X 10.8.

    MPlayerX does not work on OS X 10.9 (RIP more signal developer since early 2012).

    VLC is more than I but less well optimized as MPlayerX.

    Someone of you has the same problem as me on Quicktime?
     
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    w0lf

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    Yup Quicktime X will not open .avi files but VLC or Quicktime 7 will.
     
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    #3

    has anyone tried Mplayer OS X extended to see if that works on Mavericks?
     
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    it's not working
     
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    SantaRosa2.2

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    Has anyone tried to Movist Media Player in Mavericks ?????

    I really need a good all-purpose media player before I install Mavericks... I don't care for VLC.
     
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    I wish Quicktime was able to play more file formats. I was using Perian but they stopped development for that. VLC will have to be my go to media player.
     
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    Maybe not on your Macs, but it does on every Mac that I use.
     
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    Dalton63841

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    It is almost definitely because the Quicktime framework has been deprecated in favor of AVkit, so things will need to be rewritten for it.

    P.S. Quicktime have never played AVI's, without having something like Perian installed.
     
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    SantaRosa2.2

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    I think he meant QuickTime with perian. Back on Snow Leopard QuickTime with perian would open many AVI files. I believe Xvid support was dropped after lion.
     
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    Sky Blue

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    If you've installed a third party product, sure, but not out of the box.
     
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    wrldwzrd89

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    Also complicating matters is that AVI isn't actually one specific format. Instead, it's a generic container that can hold many, MANY movie codecs. For that reason, supporting AVI is far from simple.
     
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    Mr. Retrofire

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    AVI has also some limitations, and is obsolete. The replacement is the MP4 file format.

     
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    wrldwzrd89

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    I was unaware that that was the case. I knew AVI had been around for a while, though.
     
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    SantaRosa2.2

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    Just finished install of Mavericks and Mplayer OSX Extended works fine.
     
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    Shino

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    What build of Mplayer OSX Extended do you have? (rev15-test2 (1502))?
     
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    I guess I should have mentioned...it's rev14 (1410) and it works without issue on mavericks.
     
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    In other words, QT 7 used as intended handled .avi just fine.
     
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    Mac Fly (film)

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    That's not true. MPlayerX does work on Mavericks.

    My issue is AVI files no longer player in QuickLook and QuickTime for me on Mavericks. They used to play in Mountain Lion (via Perian?)

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    Yes it does. Perhaps not a new Mac out of the box, but with Flip4Mac and Perian installed is always has opened them just fine for me. That is, it did before installing Mavericks.
     
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    QuickTime has been handling the avi file format natively since version 5 at least. It doesn't require perian or other plugins. These are required only in the video uses certain codecs.
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3775
    See? AVI is listed there, and it certainly doesn't assume that you have perian installed (or else they would include mkv in the list).

    QuickTime is deprecated in Mavericks and as misleading as it sounds, QuickTime Player (X) no longer uses QuickTime. The new video framework don't support avi.
     
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    wrldwzrd89

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    Just to make sure we're absolutely clear: QuickTime Player (X) in Mavericks is based on something other than QTKit, the framework used when QTX was originally introduced. Alas, I don't remember its name.
     
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    Does this mean that QTKitServer is no longer needed? The reason why I ask is because I see QTKitSerer-(some numbers) Safari (Not Responding) in Activity Monitor regularly.

    Thanks.
     
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    wrldwzrd89

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    Yes. That process doesn't exist anymore in Mavericks.
     
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    They should at least support the most common formats. IMO these are the formats any half-decent video player should support, listed as Codec/Container:

    Xvid/Avi
    DivX/Avi
    h.264/mp4
    h.264/mkv

    Windows 7 can play all these out of the box with the exception of mkv files, quicktime is way too limited in its format support, it lacks support for some very common formats. Good thing we have mplayerx and vlc. I've been using MplayerX on mavericks (was using VLC previously, but its a little bit buggy on mac), and its working wonderfully.
     

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