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Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by King Apple, Jun 11, 2010.
I just downloaded a buncha .avi movies. I am new to mac osx.. wat do you guys reccomend
my personal choice is VLC
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.
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.
Really is the be-all end-all if you want to play without converting.
Download and install the Perian codec suite. You will then be able to use .avi files in virtually every MacOS X application.
Another vote for Perian. Free, easy, Quicktime plays back AVIs flawlessly with this installed.
One more vote for Perian. It will play virtually anything, including mkv.