Need help with QuickTime Codecs (Casio .avi file playing only audio via iPhoto)

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  1. purpleinnej macrumors member

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    I am trying to figure out how to get the videos I take with my digital camera (Casio EX-ZS10) to play via iPhoto. When I open them in iPhoto, they automatically play in QuickTime, which has audio but no video. I've already determined they play fine in VLC, but haven't figured out a way to force iPhoto to use VLC (even changing the file to play with VLC by default didn't help). So there are two acceptable solutions, neither of which I know how to do:

    1--Change iPhoto to play videos in VLC
    2--Add the right component/codec in QuickTime to play the files correctly.

    The files are .avi files

    Here is the VideoSpec analysis:
    ***** Analyzed File Results *****


    *** General Parameters ***
    - Name: CIMG0010.AVI
    - Container: AVI - Audio Video Interleaved
    - Size: 85.88 MB
    - Duration: 28s 233ms
    - Bitrate: 24.3 Mbps


    *** Video Track Parameters ***
    - Format: Motion JPEG
    - Bitrate: Max.: Undefined / Average: 24.1 Mbps / Min.: Undefined
    - Frame rate (fps): Max.: Undefined / Average: 30.000 / Min.: Undefined
    - Encoding profile: Undefined
    - Image size: 1280*720
    - Pixel Aspect Ratio: Undefined
    - Display Aspect Ratio: 16:9
    - Interlacing: Progressive


    *** First Audio Track Parameters ***
    - Format: MS IMA ADPCM
    - Bitrate: 176.4 Kbps
    - Resolution: 4 bits
    - Rate: 44.1 KHz
    - Channel(s): mono
    - Position: -


    *** Miscellaneous ***
    - Subtitle(s): No Subtitle
    - Album: Undefined
    - Performer: Undefined
    - Genre: Undefined
    - Encoded date: Undefined
    - Album artist: Undefined

    In the HD>Library>QuickTime folder are the following:
    AC3MovieImport.component
    AppleIntermediateCodec.component
    AppleMPEG2Codec.component
    ApplePixletVido.component
    AppleProResDecoder.component
    AppleVAH264HW.component
    CASIO AVI Importer.component
    DivX Decoder.component
    DivX Encoder.component
    EX_M4S2.component
    Flip4Mac WMV Advanced.component
    Flip4Mac WMV Export.component
    Flip4Mac WMV Import.component
    Perian.component
    QuartzComposer.component
    QuickTime3GPP.component
    QuickTimeComponents.component
    QuickTimeFireWireDV.component
    QuickTimeH264.component
    QuickTimeIIDCDigitizer.component
    QuickTimeImporters.component
    QuickTimeMPEG.component
    QuickTimeMPEG4.component
    QuickTimeStreaming.component
    QuickTimeUSBVDCDigitizer.component
    QuickTimeVR.component


    These are all also in the
    HD>System>Library>QuickTime folder and the
    HD>Users>Me>Library>QuickTime folder.
    I'm not sure WHICH Library/QuickTime folder they're supposed to be in.

    I am running Mac OS X 10.5.8

    It's been suggested that there's a conflict between codecs, so I removed them all and re-added them one at a time. After adding each one, I opened QuickTime, played the file, got only audio with no video, then closed QT, added the next one, etc.
     
  2. purpleinnej thread starter macrumors member

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    #3
    Yes, if you'll notice in the list of codecs installed, Perian is one of them.
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    #4
    Sorry, I see it now
    I did a quick look and overlooked it

    My recommendations would have been Perian and Flip4Mac but you have them both
     
  4. purpleinnej thread starter macrumors member

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    #5
    Resolved, for those that may search this in the future.
    Left only Apple- and QuickTime- and Perian codecs in ALL THREE QuickTime folders. Then I moved all the files to another folder, deleted from the iPhoto library and re-imported to fix the thumbnails.
     

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