how to play avi in itunes 10.4?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by thetrystero, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. thetrystero macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2009
    up until 10.3, i could play avi in itunes by modifying the "type" tag in the metadata to MooV using filebuddy. That doesn't work anymore in 10.4.
  2. ohsnap macrumors regular

    Aug 5, 2004
    Is there a reason you want to play avis in iTunes? Just install Perian, they released a new version two days ago thats even more compatible with Lion. Or use VLC. iTunes just is not designed at all to handle any non-native filetypes. Certainly not video files.
  3. westonm macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2007
    I had to set iTunes to open in 32-bit mode (get info) in order to play my avi's that I wrapped in .mov.

    Hopefully a solution that allows iTunes to run in it's sexy new 64-bitness will be found soon.
  4. thetrystero thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2009
    @ohsnap playing in itunes allows me to continue where i left off for multiple videos, even after closing and reopening.

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