Avi movies in Mavericks

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by TouchYourHead, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. TouchYourHead macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2008
    Hi all,

    I have upgraded to 10.9. However, I found that I cannot preview AVI files with Quicklook and play AVI files with QuickTime with flip4mac any more. Is there any solution that I can resolve the problem? Thank you. :)

  2. madmacfan macrumors 6502

    Feb 19, 2012
    London, United Kingdom
    Quicktime player 7 still plays AVI files under mavericks. You can also use apps such as VLC for this purpose. As for the previews, Perian is currently not working in mavericks and there is speculation going around that there will be an update for mavericks, but thats not been confirmed.
  3. TGray macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2013

    Facing same issue since I moved over to Mavericks.
    VLC will play an AVI as long as all I want to do is listen to it.
    Keep getting an error telling me some video converter has crashed - apparently it's some apple sandbox for avi according to Mr Google
    Along with a few other new features I have with things not working I'm glad I upgraded.
  4. Wdw1532, Oct 25, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2013

    Wdw1532 macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2013

    I'm facing the same issue here.
    I cannot preview any AVI, WMV after upgrading to mavericks.
    I contacted Flip4Mac Telestream and this is what they said:

    BUT if you guys find another piece of software that solves this issue please, please let me know.

    I work on video editing and my clients require their files on WMV format and even though I can work around it, it was really nice to be able to quick look and preview.
  5. rayhigh macrumors member

    Mar 27, 2012
    I'm watching an .avi using VLC on Mavericks right now.
  6. bwat47 macrumors regular

    Oct 1, 2013
    If VLC isn't working for you, try MplayerX. Just don't use the version in the app store, its outdated.
  7. UmarOMC macrumors newbie


    Apr 16, 2010
    It's not about PLAYING the files, it's about PREVIEWING them in the Finder.
  8. ssls6 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 7, 2013
    Which was done with perian however perian has not been supported in the last few years and depreciated under Mavericks.

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