Help me playing movies.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Renee2808, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. Renee2808 macrumors newbie

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    Hey,

    Im pretty clueless about computers but I have managed to learn a few things and I have downloaded some movies. However that are in avi and Mp4 format and the software I have wont play them. I have downloaded things such as Perian and another thing but neither work. Any ideas what I could be doing wrong :mad:
     
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  3. Renee2808 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Tried that, downloaded it and when I try to open it it just opens in a text box.
     
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    Sounds like your files are corrupted then.
     
  5. Renee2808 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Great that was a waste of 1/5th of my download limit for the month.
     
  6. Renee2808 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I dont think thats either because I have now tried it was 7 files and it wont open anything.
     
  7. Daffodil macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, vlc plays practically everything, so it's more likely that something is wrong with your files. Do you have a movie that you know has worked before that you could test with to see that the program is working correctly? Barring a bad installation, something's probably wrong with your files if they aren't playing.
     
  8. JamesCotte macrumors newbie

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    Did u try right click on the file, then select play with ~> choose VLC or u just double click the file
     

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