AVI file problems

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by confusedMAC, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. confusedMAC macrumors newbie

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    :confused: I have a MacBook, upgraded to Leopard. I have iDVD, iMovie, Toast8, Handbrake, Divx, etc... and I can't seem to get my AVI movie even to view, more or less burn to DVD. I can't even drop the file into ANY of the afore mentioned programs... HELP!? :(
     
  2. The General macrumors 601

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    Does VLC play it?
     
  3. confusedMAC thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. huntercr macrumors 65816

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  5. confusedMAC thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It opens the file, it doesn't show anything though. It says "No suitable decoder module, VLC does not support the audio or video format "undf". Unfortunately there is no way for you to fix this." But, the file is an .avi file....:confused:
     
  6. KeriJane macrumors 6502a

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    Hi ConfusedMac

    .avi files are a Microsoft invention and are not directly supported on Mac.

    Somewhat similarly, .mov files are an Apple invention and are not directly supported on Windows.

    Some programs will work with .avi directly, but you'e probably better off converting them to .mov files.

    Here's a good page on the subject:
    http://www.mireth.com/arts/about-avi-mac.html

    Perian is a Quicktime component that can help you do this:
    http://perian.org/

    Good Luck,
    Keri
     

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