So ive got some AVIs...

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Arcus, Dec 13, 2006.

  1. Arcus macrumors 6502a

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    ..that are a different CODEC than the regular quicktime. I know for my PC I could get a whole bunch of different CODECs in one install. Is there anything like that for the Mac?
     
  2. -DH macrumors 65816

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    >>that are a different CODEC than the regular quicktime<

    Regular QuickTime? What is that? Like QuickTime is just a wrapper for dozens of formats/codecs. Which one(s) are you looking for specifically?

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  3. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Forget all the codec malarkey, download VLC and use it for all your avi files.
     
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    Damn

    haha damn, you got to him already. I love vlc. I saw the thread title and I totally thought I was going to be the hero lol. :p
     
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    VLC beats Perian / flip4mac so far.

    I can't wait to see Perian working 100%.
     
  7. Arcus thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    As usual thanks for the quick replys guys. Ill give it a shot when I get home from work.

    I was not aware that Quicktime was a wrapper for many different codecs. Unfortunately I dont know how to tell how the AVIs I have are encoded.

    Ill give these suggestions a go.
     
  8. Max Payne macrumors 6502a

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    VLC is great.. The best Application for avi movies.
     
  9. Chundles macrumors G4

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    And DVDs too seeing as how it ignores the region setting and all :D
     
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    Now I hadn't noticed that - the only time I put a region 1 DVD in my PB it said I had 5 choices of region and it would then fix the reader (why???). Was this in fact DVD player saying this to me, not the Finder? In other words, does this mean that VLC will allow me to switch between regions as often as I want to?
     
  12. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Do Perian and Flip play nicely together? I haven't installed Perian yet, but it seems like it holds a lot of promise.
     
  13. Chundles macrumors G4

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    All DVD players are region-locked (or should be but a lot aren't - certainly computer drives are) but VLC overrides the region coding. You'll find when you play a DVD in VLC you don't get all the crappy previews and piracy warnings because it goes straight to the menu.

    I have an even mix of US and Australian DVDs and by using VLC instead of DVD player I don't have to worry about my 5 region changes.
     
  14. ImNoSuperMan macrumors 65816

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    VLC for Mac is just not good enough for me. On my MB it completely sucks(though I remember it worked fine on iBook). I have the latest version downloaded n still it`s almost unusable and crashes every now and then. To date I havent found a single avi file which doesnt work on QT but does in VLC. So it`s QT all the way as far as I m concerned.
     
  15. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    I have both installed with no problems.
     
  16. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Thanks! :) I might gonna have to go out and get Perian. :)
     

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