.AVI?! What?! Why?!

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  1. Slayerboym88 macrumors regular

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    Sorry, I know that this is already a guide, but that was not very helpful to me.
    How in dear Jesus' name do I get .avi videos to play on my beautiful new blackbook? I tried installing that Flip4Mac program, but when i click on the player, all it does is zoom out towards me, then does nothing. Is it installing in the background or something?! Please help me out folks!
    (As you can well figure out, I am a new Mac owner, so if you can give the directions on an elementary level, or a Windows translated version, that would be good!)
    Thanks
     
  2. scr1968 macrumors regular

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    The Flip4Mac application will definitely allow you to view AVI files on your Mac - using the Quicktime Player.

    What do you mean by "zoom out toward me?"

    So...you can't even install the Flip4Mac application?

    SCR
     
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  4. TEG macrumors 604

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    You must drag the Flip4Mac program to the Applications Folder from the dmg image. You should also install VLC, as it will play nearly all types.

    TEG
     
  5. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Download and use VLC - it plays pretty much everything, even DVDs.
     
  6. ChrisN macrumors 65816

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    I also like perian, it helped me play some avi files.

    ChrisN
     
  7. Slayerboym88 thread starter macrumors regular

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    okay don't know what was wrong earlier but it's all good now. Im actually using (i think) just the divx player and it works fine.

    Second question: what would you all suggest for converting .avi into an iPod friendly format? All my old converters were all Windows based so I'm up a creek here. Thanks for all your help.
     
  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    iSquint was suggested in the thread I linked. I hope that you did read it.
     
  9. Slayerboym88 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah I just read it. But the website that you linked in the other post was also talking about that other converter tool which sparked my curiosity of what you all suggest. I've learned to accept that not everyone thinks of only one idea and that sometimes frustrated people don't find use of the search function for people who's situations are not the same as their own. Remember, its just a website!

    I think I'm going to try and re'dl perian later when I get home later. Although I must admit, I am loving the whole DivX play in the desktop feature.
     
  10. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    Good grief, just get Perian already. It lets you open nearly everything natively in QuickTime, which means you can use QT to convert as well.
     
  11. Slayerboym88 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah but I dont really feel like paying $30 when other functions have it for free.

    Edit: I did dl perian though, it is awesome! I was thinking that it was something that I had to actively run, not something that ran in the background. That clears up all of my former questions, aside from what FREE converter is everyone's favorite!
     
  12. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You can convert files to the iPod/iPhone format using iTunes once you have the right plug-ins. There's a nice little convert option if you secondary click on the file in iTunes.

    Quicktime is painfully slow at encoding though. I just use VisualHub.
     
  13. HLdan macrumors 603

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  14. MacFanBoyIIe macrumors 6502

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    No. That's not how we do it around here! Post FIRST, search LATER. LOL
     

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