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

purpleinnej

macrumors member
Original poster
Feb 8, 2010
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Yigo, GU
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.
 

purpleinnej

macrumors member
Original poster
Feb 8, 2010
62
2
Yigo, GU
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.