Missing Quicktime component... which one?!

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  1. majordude macrumors 68020

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    I moved some AVI files that were recorded on XP to OSX and Quicktime says that I'm missing a component. How do I know which one I'm missing? And how do I know which codecs I already have installed?
     
  2. italiano40 macrumors 65816

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    use flip4mac that is the codec u need to play AVI in OSX quicktime
     
  3. majordude thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Hmmm. I have that installed but it doesn't work. That seems to work for wmv files though.
     
  4. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Install Perian 1.1 as well.
     
  5. ebel3003 macrumors 6502a

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    Seconded. Perian will solve many, if not all, media viewing issues.

    Homepage: http://perian.org/
     
  6. majordude thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Nope. So now I have yet another XP codex I don't need on my Mac. :mad:
     
  7. ebel3003 macrumors 6502a

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    Perian didn't work? Are you sure that the said AVI file is playable? Perhaps you should try VideoLan or just convert the file.

    Also, Codecs are stored in /Library/Quicktime under your user folder.
     
  8. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Sounds like your AVI file is fubared then. Perian and Flip4Mac play every single video file I've ever tried.

    Edit : You could always install DivX as well. That should get them.
     
  9. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    Have you tried playing it in VLC to 'verify' that the file works?
     
  10. majordude thread starter macrumors 68020

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    They work in XP, no problem. I guess I'll have to convert them there. :(
     
  11. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I'm betting it's Indeo 5 (IV50). Which Apple didn't license for OS X...
     

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