Cannot play videos

Discussion in 'iMac' started by gemmaphant, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. gemmaphant macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2011
    Hey everyone :D

    I'm just wondering why I get this message The document “31012009001.AVI” could not be opened. The movie is not in a format that QuickTime Player understands when I try to watch videos of our little girl we've created on our Samsung camera over the years. In other words, do I need to download something?

    Thanks so much!

  2. shwc macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2005
    install Perian. Perian is bundle of codecs that allows quicktime play most standard movie formats.
  3. imaketouchtheme macrumors 65816

    Dec 5, 2007
  4. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Or run it thru Handbrake on its AppleTV2 setting.
  5. imaketouchtheme macrumors 65816

    Dec 5, 2007
    That would be the most inefficient way to do it, but to each their own.

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