How to play AVI files on a mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by michael31986, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. michael31986 macrumors 68040

    Jul 11, 2008
    i have avi files that i want to play on a mac. what is the simplest way of getting my mac to play it? Any plugins. thanks guys!
  2. MrCheeto macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2008
    I install Perian.

    Another recommendation is VLC. It's on every major platform and will play every codec known by god or man! It's the real... yano.
  3. jackc macrumors 65816


    Oct 19, 2003
    I'm able to play AVI files with Quicktime (almost all of them, anyway). You could also use VLC Player, it's free.
  4. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

    Jul 11, 2008
    i installed perian. is that safe to use on mac though?

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