Cannot open avi file on my Macbook Pro 2011

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  1. monsow macrumors member

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    Hey I just got a Mac and I downloaded some movies, but they're avi files and quicktime or vlc cannot open the files, any ideas__?
     
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  4. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

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    Don't pirate movies, and you won't have any problems playing movies...
     
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    If VLC can't play then I wonder what the problem is? :confused: You sure its a straight .avi and doesn't have any strange codecs etc?
     
  6. Tiki35 macrumors 6502

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    True, VLC should be able to play .avi's no problem.
     
  7. monsow thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't know why I couldn't open the files using vlc before, but suddenly it works :D
     
  8. stridemat Moderator

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    That's the power of MacRumors. Got your problem sorted see ;)
     
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  10. mcphee7 macrumors member

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    Don't jump to conclusions and you won't have any negative rep point problems.
     
  11. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816

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    Um, VLC should open and play back AVIs just fine. Maybe these files have an incorrect file extension appended.

    What you can use to playback almost any file format on Mac OS X:
    Perian + QuickTime Player
    VLC Media Player
    MPlayerX
     
  12. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

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    i don't know what that means; however, from the sound of it, i don't really care.


    he downloaded movies that don't play through any conventional means; you tell me where he got them from?

    the only reason people download torrents is because they're too cheap to buy the legal version, it is what it is....
     
  13. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816

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    Oh looky looky, we have ourselves an intellectual property purist here :rolleyes: Is there a reason you automatically jump to the worst conclusion regarding the OP's intentions? Or is the only .AVI content you've heard of is pirated?
    Don't mean to be rude, but if you have nothing to contribute to this thread, other than hostility and baseless accusations, then stay out of it.
     
  14. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

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    No, I would not say that about .avi's; I would, however, say the vast majority of downloaded movies that are .avi's that won't play through any conventional means are pirated. You can play devils advocate if you like, but we both know they're pirated movies.
     
  15. mcphee7 macrumors member

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    I don't because he hasn't said so.

    To the op - I'm glad your issue is sorted.
     
  16. session101 macrumors regular

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    you guys are sellouts...

    Divx is the Original and the only way to go

    download at divx.com
     
  17. Adamantoise macrumors 6502a

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    You're being ridiculous. You are aware that movies could be anything right?

    It could be a clip his friend filmed on their DSLR camera, it could be a clip for class, it could be anything ... But no, you automatically assume download and movies in the same sentence means piracy. Downloading is just a means of getting something on to your computer.

    And even if he were a pirate ... It's not really any of your business. Are you saying legal movies don't come in AVI format?
     
  18. mcphee7 macrumors member

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    How would you feel if we jumped to the same conclusions about you? I notice you have a jailbroken iPhone (signature). Now, you are either trying to avoid paying for apps, getting round the T&C's of the app store or you have a perfectly legitimate reason for having jailbroken.

    If its to avoid payment or you don't like the T & C's of the app store - shame on you.

    If it's for legitimate reasons then I guess you didn't like me thinking you are stealing apps.

    Either answer only serves to prove my point.

    Checkmate.
     

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