New to MacBook, why cant play AVI.

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

  1. jimmyjames72 macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  2. DOUGHNUT macrumors regular

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

    mzjin

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    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

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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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