Torrent downloaded AVI files won't work in VLC

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Reno404, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. Reno404 macrumors member

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    Hey guys!

    Since I use Flip4Mac on my Intel Macbook, most of WMV files work fine.
    The problem I have now concerns some of the downloaded AVI files I got using the Torrent client Azureus. I download the file (350 Mb), then play it in VLC. 4 times out of 5, I get no sound, ni image, I can just see the progress going way to fast (a 40min episode runs in 10 seconds). 1 time out of 5 (approx), the episode works fine. Mplayer and Quicktime, even Flip4Mac-ed, won't play those files either.

    Anyone else has this problem? Or know how to solve it? It's a bitch downloading 5 different torrents of the same episode, hoping one would end up working properly...

    Thx
     
  2. Paul S macrumors regular

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    I just downloaded a Seinfeld stand-up act in avi format and all I get is picture--no sound. I tried playing it on Quicktime, Divx, but no avail. (I have flip4mac).

    Strange.
     
  3. PillarFan1 macrumors member

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    ive downloaded saw and saw 2 off limewire, both avi, and they both work perfectly in vlc. whats a link to a torrent you cant watch
     
  4. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

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    I don't think it is a good move to ask for posting a torrent link here on macrumors.

    Concerning VLC, I would say there is something wrong with the file you downloaded. VLC plays just about everything I throw at it. I would like to note though that my brother had a problem with a green diagonal appearing in some movies played in VLC (on macbook). Downloading the latest nightly build of vlc solved the problem.
     
  5. Counterfit macrumors G3

    Counterfit

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    The only files I know of tat VLC can't play are those using WMV9. When p[laying the troublesome file, hit cmd - I and see what kind of encoding it uses.
     
  6. Deerhunter04 macrumors member

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    I use VLC for all playback on my Mac Pro and i've never had a problem. My guess is that it's a bad video file or something is wrong with how to torrent downloaded. I'd make sure both VLC and AZ is up to date.
     
  7. theman5725 macrumors 6502

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    That happend to me when I downloaded an .avi file.

    I used iSquint to convert the file and I got sound. Wierd, but it worked.
     
  8. Paul S macrumors regular

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    I'll try that out. Thanks.
     
  9. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    Anytime I have a video file that either won't play in quicktime, or plays in QT but has no sound.

    I run the file through the default settings of FFMPEGX, and so far it has worked everytime.
     
  10. azzurri000 macrumors 6502

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    I had a similar problem, so I downloaded the DivX player... it worked great !
     
  11. flalaw macrumors regular

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