Grrrr, No sound when playing .avi

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Ross1308, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. Ross1308 macrumors member

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    So i followed a guide and downloaded what it said and did what it said, i got video but no sound at all, no matter what i tried, anyhelp would be great, Thanks Guys
    Ross.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Depends on the particular .avi file. Some are recorded without sound. Have a link, so someone else can test it?
     
  3. hughvane macrumors 6502

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    Are you using VLC Player? Have you tried converting the .avi file to a different playback format? If you're trying to use Quicktime to play the .avi, you'll need Perian http://perian.org/
     
  4. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    QT has problems even with the extensions.

    get VLC and your AVIs will be golden.

    AVI does seem to be rather unreliable considering it popularity.
     
  5. Ross1308 thread starter macrumors member

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    QuickTime is a bit gay tbh for not supporting it, i have the Xvid codec and i think its the A53 audio codec, which i downloaded from a guide by a website called InstallingCats, will try perian, Thanks
     
  6. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    QT has some faults, but I think it's unfair to bash QT for the poor quality of coding in AVI. Do try out VLC though it does a good job with the AVIs.
     
  7. Ross1308 thread starter macrumors member

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    Perian FTW !!!!111, but now i cant get rid of the other codecs i installed, i put my password in and delete it then when i try to remove it from trash, it says the Xvid codec is currently in use and cannot be delted, i tried both Stop and Continue neither worked.

    Yeah, i must admit QuickTime is good at what it does, but it should support avi
     

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