New to MacBook, why cant play AVI.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jimmyjames72, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. jimmyjames72 macrumors newbie

    Aug 13, 2012
    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.
  2. DOUGHNUT macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2006
    you probably just need the proper codec.
    download VLC, it plays everything
  3. mzjin macrumors 6502


    Oct 28, 2011
    Google is a good place to start before you start asking every single questions that already been asked millions of times already.
  4. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    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.

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