AVI files wont play

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  1. toronado455 macrumors regular

    toronado455

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    Trying to play AVI movie files from my Canon camera in OS X 10.9.1 and having problems.

    First I tried VLC. It will play a single file, but then basically locks up and you have to force quit.

    Tried installing Perian for QuickTime, but still getting the same -101 error from QuickTime. So no go on that either.

    I really don't want to need to convert my AVI files.
     
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

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    Try MPEGStreamclip:
    http://www.squared5.com

    However, remember that an avi file is a container for the video and audio components of the movie. Those components can be coded in various ways and you can only play them if the applications that you use can recognise those codes.
     
  3. toronado455 thread starter macrumors regular

    toronado455

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    I downloaded Quick Time Player 7.6.6 and it plays the AVI files. I don't know why Quick Time 10.3 wont play AVI files.

    VLC 2.1.2 is very buggy and won't work reliably for me in Mavericks.
     
  4. dumastudetto macrumors 68020

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    You really want to stop shooting in AVI because it's a dead format. It's akin to shooting video on VHS tape.
     
  5. toronado455 thread starter macrumors regular

    toronado455

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    My camera is from 2007/2008 and it doesn't have the option of shooting in any other formats.
     

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