Aside from Quicktime...

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  1. vicious7 macrumors 6502a

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    what other comparable video players are available?

    TIA :)
     
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  3. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    VLC seems to be have a lighter load when it comes to system resources, plus it is a lot faster when playing HD video files. At least that is my experience anyway.
     
  4. vicious7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you. I usually have multiple formats on the go and sometimes Quicktime does not work.
     
  5. kuebby macrumors 68000

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    I agree. Also sometimes QT will just not like a file and decide not to play the audio or video part, even though I have Perian installed; in those cases I just use VLC.
     
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  7. Wayfarer macrumors 65816

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    That awesome combo is what has been floating my boat for years. :)
     
  8. FadeToBlack macrumors 68000

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    Exactly. No reason that I can see to use anything else. With those plug-ins, QuickTime plays everything I've thrown at it.
     
  9. nuttyboy78 macrumors newbie

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    Does Qt + Perian also play MPEG2 and VOB files?
     
  10. darkcurse macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure, but they should I think. Perian handles almost anything though Qt is quite finicky about mpeg files.
     
  11. FadeToBlack macrumors 68000

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    Actually, I don't think it does. I think you have to buy some sort of MPEG2 plug-in from Apple. Correct me if I'm wrong, though.
     

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