Help! Can't make disc play on Macbook?

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  1. jennifer.dawn macrumors newbie

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    I recently visited an amusement park and went on a ride which I received a video of afterwards. The video will not play on quick time or on my itunes.
    When I do try to open it with quicktime, a message pops up saying "The movie could not be opened. Operation could not be completed. (OSStatus error-50.)"
    The disc's format is ISO 9660 (Joliet), if that's helpful at all.

    I don't know much about computers in general, I would really appreciate any feedback, thanks!
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Can you open it in VLC Player?

    What suffix does the file have - .avi, .mov, .mkv, .mp4, ...?

    Have you tried Perian for being able to play it back in QT?
     
  3. jennifer.dawn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    When I open the disc from my desktop, the icon says 1505.AVI, so AVI I am guessing it is haha.

    I have not heard of the VLC Player, but I can always try downloading that. I can try the same with the Perian thing too. Should it play on one of those better?
     
  4. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    VLC Player pretty much plays any codec of video, so yeah download that and try opening the video with that. I think it should work.
     
  5. spinnerlys Guest

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    .avi is a format to store video, just like .mov or .mp4 files.
    Like .doc or .rtf or .txt or .xls files store textual information (with some graphics sometimes).

    As .mov is a QuickTime format, thus made by Apple, and .avi is not, .avi files are normally not supported via QuickTime.
    You can install Perian, which is not a standalone player, but an add-on to play more formats in QuickTime, or you can use VLC to have a separate player for formats QuickTime does not take.

    I don't know how long you have been using Mac OS X, but your comment on not being computer savvy makes me wanna give you the following:

    Also have a look at the following links, as the information presented there might be helpful in your future endeavours into Mac OS X and could clear up initial confusion and may even prevent harm to your system or your files.

    Mac OS X Basics

    Switch 101 - guide with articles made by Apple on how to accustom yourself, after you switched to Mac OS X from Windows​

    Mac 101 - How to get started with Mac OS X​

    Find out how - tutorial videos made by Apple on how to do certain thing in Mac OS X​

    Pro tips - tips made available by Apple for easier ways of doing certain tasks​

    Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts - Learn about common Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts.​

    Mac OS X Beginner's Guide by MacRumors - learn about software, media players, shortcuts and some useful tips, tricks and hints​

    Mac Guides - tutorials, product guides and more​
    MRoogle - a very effective tool to search these fora using Google and made available by edesignuk, introductory threads: 1, 2 and 3

     
  6. jennifer.dawn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you so much, you've been very very helpful! I will take what you said and try it, I'm sure it'll work great. Thanks again!
     

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