even .mov files won't play in quicktime!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ero87, Jun 6, 2006.

  1. ero87 macrumors 65816


    Jan 17, 2006
    New York City
    Hey gang,

    So I'm having trouble playing some videos on my brother's intel mac mini. When I try to play certain .mov files in quicktime (or front row), there is audio but no video! They work in VLC of course, but it'd be nice to get them going in front row!

    Any idea what the issue could be? It has 3ivx, divx, and the new flip4mac beta installled...

  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Where did you get the movies from? Could you get new copies? :)
  3. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030


    Dec 7, 2002
    Florida, USA
    It could be using an old codec that only exists in OS 9 (yes, there are some codecs that Apple didn't include in OS X).

    If they are old videos, thats probably your issue. If not, I'm not really sure...
  4. kesava108 macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2008
    Can't play .mov files on Mac

    I have the same problem. QT was playing them but not anymore. Only sound, no pic.

    Any suggestions are appreciated.

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