Best AVI Player for Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by King Apple, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. King Apple macrumors regular

    King Apple

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    #1
    I just downloaded a buncha .avi movies. I am new to mac osx.. wat do you guys reccomend :)
     
  2. costabunny macrumors 68020

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  3. Peace macrumors Core

    Peace

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    Convert them to h.264.

    AVI is a container that may have really old windows mpeg-1,mpeg-2 or a lot of other codecs inside it.
     
  4. jackerin macrumors 6502a

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    You will find a lot more AVIs with MPEG-4 video (or derivatives) than MPEG-1/2. I would rather recommend installing Perian, it can play most video formats, and for the few it can't (like the old Indeo Video) there are no OS X decoders; not to mention that converting it will only lose quality without any certain reduction in filesize.
     
  5. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    Really is the be-all end-all if you want to play without converting.
     
  6. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

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    Download and install the Perian codec suite. You will then be able to use .avi files in virtually every MacOS X application.
     
  7. decksnap macrumors 68040

    decksnap

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    Another vote for Perian. Free, easy, Quicktime plays back AVIs flawlessly with this installed.
     
  8. Lola M macrumors member

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    One more vote for Perian. It will play virtually anything, including mkv.
     

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