Newbi needs help.. (video playback lacks picture)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Hakkai687, Jan 19, 2006.

  1. Hakkai687 macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2006
    So I just bought this 14" Ibook G4 and it's awsome from what I can tell. I have one problem though. Being a LONG time PC user I am used to being able to play Avi files so thats all i have is Avi. Now I have downloaded Divx codec and Wmv codec from this site and a few other things from other sites. I can play the video but I only get sound I don't get a picture. I am at a loss I called customer support and they didn't help to much just told me I need to find a codec.... ok... can someone help me?
  2. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    Just download a program called VLC - has taken any video I've thrown at it and has the advantage of not looking at region coding when playing DVD's.
  3. annk Administrator


    Staff Member

    Apr 18, 2004
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    Unless you've mistakenly used up your 5 switches, in which case VLC will only play the region your drive is locked to, sigh...

    (From One Who Messed Up and Knows :( )

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