Issues with opening .3gp

Discussion in 'macOS' started by nstallion, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. nstallion macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2010
    On my MacBook Pro, when I try to open .3gp videos taken with my phone in Quicktime in OS 10.6.2, the audio works but the video is just a bunch of garbled black and green blocks.

    I can open them no problem on my mom's 2 year old MacBook running 10.5.8 and can even open them in Quicktime on Windows.

    My brother also has a similarly configured MacBook Pro to me, running 10.6.2 and the same thing happens for him.

    The videos will open just fine in VLC.

    Anyone know what could be the problem? The video portion of the .3gps is H.264 and the audio I believe is mpeg-2.

    Also within iMovie I can select to import the .3gp files, but when it is supposedly done importing, nothing is there. A "New Event" exists, but there's nothing in it.
  2. ethical macrumors 68000

    Dec 22, 2007
    Try installing Perian - it's a plugin for Quicktime. Should do the trick.
  3. nstallion thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2010
    That's a better suggestion than the "convert them to .mov or .mp4" that I've seen everywhere else, however I have installed and tried a reboot and the problem persists.

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