converting avi to play in Keynote???

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by maidmarion, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. maidmarion macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2010

    I have an avi movie which I have done on Windows 7, pinnacle. However, it has saved it at 416MB, which is fairy large! I want to transfer it to the Mac and play it through keynote.

    Does anyone know how I can convert the file (as I am aware Mac will not play avi) but to also reduce the file size WITHOUT losing the quality? I know handbrake can convert, but if I do this will the quality be reduced?

    Any suggestions/advise would be greatly appreciated!
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Macs can play .avi files via several methods. Perian is a plugin to play .avi files in QuickTime, VLC and Movist are standalone players able to play .avi files.

    You could try MPEG Streamclip or Handbrake to transcode the .avi file to an .mp4 file using the H264 codec for video and see, if Keynot will accept that, unless Keynote accepts the .avi. You can always try that first.

    If you still have problems, use VideoSpec to analyse the .avi file an copy and paste the report into your next post.
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    spinnerlys is correct. Install Perian. No conversions are necessary.

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