what's the best viewer for avi/mpeg?

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  1. mooshoo macrumors regular

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    What is the best viewer out there that is compatible with all formats of video/film clips? Quicktime doesn't seem to be able to play back half of the clips that I download! Windoze Player works occassionally. Any suggestions?

    thnx!
     
  2. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    Quicktime handles most formats well, but if you want to play AVI's download DIVX which has an AVI plugin for QT, some formats need there own separate player, so you may end up with Real Player, and Windows Media for some of the other formats.
     
  3. Dr. Zauis macrumors member

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  4. krimson macrumors 65816

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    yup, the new VLC is excellent. try it for a while.
     
  5. rob118 macrumors member

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    I prefer mplayer.
    Plays back everything i've thrown at it.
    Only drawback is that it sucks for playing back dvds (doesnt show menus)
     
  6. maradong macrumors 65816

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    i do like mplayer best as well, i must admit. IMHO it just got the better post-processing (which is highly subjecitiv)
     
  7. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

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    I use VLC, very good. Stay on top mode is great for surfing and watching everything (i say everything, because it plays literally every format I can think of).
     

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