Watching xvid through Quicktime on intel Macs?

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  1. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    Is it possible to view xvid movies through Quicktime on intel Macs? I have home movies of my pets and vacations in xvid, but I can't get it to play through Quicktime, only in VLC, and I prefer Quicktime.

    I looked inside /Library/Quicktime, and it seems there are the same components that are on my Powerbook G4, but the Powerbook G4 plays the xvid fine in quicktime.

    Any ideas? Thanks for the help.
     
  2. powerbook911 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Ok. I found out I needed to download a special Intel beta of divx 6. Now xvid plays fine.
     
  3. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    That's interesting.

    Care for a link?

    BTW, any info on more Intel-QT codecs? AC3 audio, 3ivx, Flip4Mac?
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    A quick Google gave me Intel DivX 6 Beta.
     
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    Tnx.

    I understand I could have googled myself, but since the OP already solved his own problem, I thought he might have provided the link to the solution.
     
  6. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, but I was interested in the solution myself! I've not actually downloaded it as there seem to be some reports of crashes in Quicktime with that beta installed.

    The VLC Intel beta seems to work well for me...
     
  7. treblah macrumors 65816

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    We need a Porn section in the Guides to keep track of all codecs and media players, arn?

    I like the pets and vacation excuse though. I kid. I kid. :)
     
  8. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Gr8!

    I'll be getting my Core Duo Mac mini (lots of words for a such a little Mac :p ), next week, and be hooking it up to my TV. I would love Front Row to be able to view all of my movies (yeah... yeah.. some pRon could be floating around somewhere.... :D ), so I'm very interested in all the QT codecs I can get hold of.
    But VLC is a superb little app for viewing MPEG 2 compressed HD movies I have, and anyother media files QT can't open.
    I just hope the Core Duo is fast enough for 1080p movies MPEG 2 compressed to be played at 30fps.... we'll see.
     
  9. milo macrumors 604

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    Is there an AC3 codec ported to universal binary yet?
     
  10. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Universal (or Intel only...) binaries of Codecs for QuickTime:

    WMV 9

    AC3

    XviD

    DivX
     
  11. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

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    YOU LEGEND!!!!!
     
  12. XIII macrumors 68040

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    I could kiss you. Even more so because your an Arsenal fan.

    Ok, starting to think maybe no on the kiss front..
     
  13. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Spare me the kisses... gimme a pint next Saturday @ Highbury! :cool:

    BTW fixed the broken DivX link.
     
  14. XIII macrumors 68040

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  15. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Ah... cheers.

    Bit careless of me.. :eek:

    Fixed now.
     
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  17. milo macrumors 604

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    Anyone able to get ac3 working on a consistent basis? I've tried both of the ones linked, and with both QT player just crashes when I hit play on a movie with ac3 5.1.
     
  18. XIII macrumors 68040

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    Really? I looked round a bit and couldn't see it saying anywhere blatantly that it was Universal. Ok.. the component is all I use so.. :)
     

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