video file types

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  1. sk3pt1c macrumors 6502a

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    ok, i want to play .wmv and .avi files with quicktime and not some other software
    is it possible?
     
  2. The Void macrumors regular

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    Flip4Mac for wmvs - the avis depends on the codec.
     
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    If you download and install the DivX 6 for Mac QuickTime codec, you can handle most .avi files in most QuickTime-compatible apps. I also recommend that you search around for all of the QuickTime codecs that you can find. With rare exception, QuickTime codecs work together.
     
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    FWIW, I have all of the codecs listed by solaris installed.

    This is not entirely true. The Classic version of QuickTime ships with the three Indeo® codecs--Indeo® Video, Indeo® Video 4, and Indeo® Video5. These handle the old style .avi files. I don't have an old style .avi video to test it on, but QT 7 may have support for non-DivX .avi files.
     
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    You are correct.I was going under the assumption that Classic wasn't involved.
     
  8. sk3pt1c thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i'm downloading flip4mac and will get divx later
    when i try to play avis it says it needs more software and takes me to a page with third party codecs but there's like 10 of them and i don't know which one to download

    what about .mpg files?

    these are a few of my last worries that still keep me from trashing my pc and going all mac
     
  9. sk3pt1c thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ok
    .wmv , .avi and .mpg sorted with flip4mac
    and may i add that they play a lot better and flawlessly
    **** pcs

    thanks a lot guys!!! :)


    ps.i've found a free version of the divx 6 codec but it's a .sit file
    what is that? never come across it before
    should i try and run it?
     
  10. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    That's a StuffIt archive. You'll need StuffIt Expander to decompress it. It's free.
     
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