How do I watch avi files...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by AFballer3, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. AFballer3 macrumors newbie

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    I've recently learned how to download files from torrent sites. Sometimes when I download an avi file it won't play. How do I get these files to play? I've downloaded Divx and Xvid and wmv files work but just can't get avi files to play. I get a screen saying "this is not a movie file". Help would be greatly appreciated, thanks. :confused:
     
  2. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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  3. spillproof macrumors 68020

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  4. gilkisson macrumors 65816

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    Yep, Flip4Mac and/or VLC. VLC does pretty much everything.
     
  5. Dany M macrumors 6502

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    Flip4Mac and Perian will cover mostly all of the files you want
     
  6. BittenApple macrumors 6502a

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  7. Kristenn macrumors 6502

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    It does? I had to download Parian to get it to play my video files :eek:
     
  8. NoSmokingBandit macrumors 68000

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    +1

    VLC is all you need. For media, that is.
     
  9. crazycat macrumors 65816

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    Another vote for VLC.

    I only use VLC and Quicktime after i have downloaded Divx for mac, never ran into a a video i could not view.
     
  10. AFballer3 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for all your help guys, really appreciate the comments.:D
     

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