New to MacBook, why cant play AVI.

jimmyjames72

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 13, 2012
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Well let me just say i am new to the Apple products, well besides the ipad 2. anyway i just got a macbok pro model a1286 and i downloaded a movie and its an avi format butn it doesnt play it. wha do i need to do to get it to play my movies.? this laptop seems really awesome so far.
 

mzjin

macrumors 6502
Oct 28, 2011
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Well let me just say i am new to the Apple products, well besides the ipad 2. anyway i just got a macbok pro model a1286 and i downloaded a movie and its an avi format butn it doesnt play it. wha do i need to do to get it to play my movies.? this laptop seems really awesome so far.
Google is a good place to start before you start asking every single questions that already been asked millions of times already.
 

Interstella5555

macrumors 603
Jun 30, 2008
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Use VLC, it's exactly the same as WMP being unable to play most "downloaded" movies. You can also try Perian, however I've found VLC to be a better and more intuitive player overall than QT.