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jimmyjames72

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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.
 

DOUGHNUT

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

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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.
 
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Interstella5555

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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.
 
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