Video Playback Question

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  1. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816

    aaron.lee2006

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    Ok so I ant to play some movies from my old pc on my new mbp. Avi isnt supported so doesn;t anyone know of any good codecs? Especially for frontrow? I got video for quicktime to work but there was no audio:( Thanks in advance.
     
  2. aaron.lee2006 thread starter macrumors 65816

    aaron.lee2006

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    I don't maen to bump but this is really important :)
     
  3. MacAnkka macrumors regular

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    I'm a rather new mac user and I was faced with a similiar problem in the beginning. At first I used VLC media player to play the files, it plays pretty much anything you throw at it, but it doesn't really integrate with Mac very well. Then I installed DivX for Mac and XviD codec for Mac and pretty much all my files started to work in QT/Frontrow!

    http://www.divx.com/divx/mac/
    http://www.xvidmovies.com/codec/
    http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

    For playback of WMV files, I had to install Flip4Mac, I think. Can't find the link for it though

    Hope it helps! :)
     
  4. sonictonic macrumors 6502a

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  5. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Go download VLC - it'll play nearly anything you throw at it.
     
  6. MacAnkka macrumors regular

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    There was a link to a flip4mac beta that supported intel posted somewhere on this forum. That's what I installed on my MacBook. I did a quick search and found a topic with a link to the beta version and the link seems to work. I believe it is the version I used on my Mac. I'm not sure, though.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=217040

    Again, I hope it's of some use. :)
     
  7. aaron.lee2006 thread starter macrumors 65816

    aaron.lee2006

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    Sorry to be a pain but how do I open sit files? I have vlc but I want to try that codec divx for mac didn't work for me. The video would play but the sound qouldnt :(
     
  8. cwedl macrumors 65816

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    you need stuffit expander. its free! a .sit is a compressed file.

    Link Here
     
  9. aaron.lee2006 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Video now plays but there is still no sound!! Anyone else have any ideas?
     
  11. cwedl macrumors 65816

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    1) Have you go the sound off?
    2)Make sure that the sound is up on quicktime.
    3)Have you tried the video in VLC? maybe its the file that doesn't work?
    4)It may be the fact that you need another codec? I will have to think about this!
     

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