.avi in Quicktime

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by kay, Aug 25, 2002.

  1. kay macrumors member

    Jan 26, 2002
    How can I get the plug-in to play .avi movies in Quicktime?

    I posted this on the help forum, but got no replies.

  2. 4409723 Suspended


    Jun 22, 2001
    Quicktime has issues playing avi's i've been having some problems. Any movie buffs care to shed light?
  3. .a macrumors regular

    Dec 5, 2001
    looks like there are some more people having this problem.
    somehow i managed it in os 9 to install a plugin, but that's a "long" time ago and even there some of these qt avi's did not work...

    since i work in os x with qt6, i have not searched for a plug in. i am kind of sick searching always for this stuff... a link would be helpful :) thx!
  4. oddfuzz macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2002
    possible solutions

    i don't want to sound like i really know what i'm talking about cause i don't really, but i'm sure as we all kown quicktime doesn't like avi's. it's a codec that just doesn't work and for some reason no one can make work perfectly every time on the mac platform (as far as i have seen). But the best thing i've used so far is a program called DivX Doctor II (http://doctor.3ivx.com/). just open the program, drag your file and watch it turn those avis into movs. only problem i have is the absence of a WMA Codec for OSX. This can cause problems with sound whenever it uses WMA.
  5. arn macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    .avi is a container

    So, there is no one plug in for .avi files... it depends on how it was encoded.

    .AVI DIVX files can be played with the proper divx codec (http://www.divx.com)
    .AVI non-Divx files depend on if the codec is supported in Quicktime.

    many older ones are not, and will likely never be supported in quicktime.

  6. .a macrumors regular

    Dec 5, 2001
  7. scem0 macrumors 604


    Jul 16, 2002
    back in NYC!
    I just got all the avi playing plugins i could find, and put them all in the quicktime plugins folder, and most avis played. :D
  8. Rajj macrumors 6502a


    May 29, 2002
    32° 44' N 117° 10' W

    Where did you get them from?
  9. tjwett macrumors 68000


    May 6, 2002
    Brooklyn, NYC
    there is a codec you can get from cnet. it will play .avi movies but usually without sound.
  10. Digitalflick macrumors regular

    Aug 19, 2002
    I use a AVI to MOV converter for avi files. I beleive you can download it through download.com in the Mac OSX section. I do not know the name right now but it works great for those avi movies.
  11. cb911 macrumors 601


    Mar 12, 2002
    BrisVegas, Australia
    i've tried all those codecs and converters, and i got sick of messing around with them. i just got Video Lan Confrencing (VLC). you can get it from version tracker & it plays avi and all DivX movies. it's alot better than messing around just to watch something with no sound.

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