How can i transfer my videos from my windows laptop to my mac laptop?

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  1. hannahrosep, Jan 10, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2011

    hannahrosep macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2011
    also, their all .avi video's. and i'm really confused!
    also, quicktime isn't letting me play .avi videos for some reason! and vlc won't download for me. and i'll put them on a USB but they wont download on my computer! I'm really frusturated!
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Either use an external HDD to copy the videos onto or use a USB stick or burn them to DVDs or connect both computers via a network (Ethernet cable or W-LAN).

    Helpful Information for Any Mac User

    To play .avi videos (or video's) either use VLC Player or Movist or QuickTime Player in combination with Perian.
  3. aCondor macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2010
    United States
    This is the easiest option.

    If you have wired internet take your Ethernet cable and plug it into both computers. They are now linked and you can simply transfer the files from one to another. Haven't done it PC to Mac but I assume files will be shown in the network.
  4. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    If file sharing is enabled on that Windows PC for that particular folder where the files reside in, it is easy as eating pie. But if no file sharing is configured on the Windows PC, the connection won't help, unless she properly sets it up.
  5. WardC macrumors 68030


    Oct 17, 2007
    Fort Worth, TX
    Try this link to download the VLC Client for Mac. This is the latest version 32bit/64bit Intel Mac Client:

    I think your best option would be to use an external USB2 hard drive to transfer all your videos from PC to Mac. You should format the disk as a PC hard disk, hook it up to your PC, copy all your videos to the disk. Then hook it to your Mac and then transfer your videos back to your Mac.

    The VLC client is your best option for playing AVI, it works very well on all intel Macs and plays most every AVI format just fine.

    Good luck!

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