No Audio - What Codecs Do I Need?

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  1. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

    John Doe 57

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    I have an AVI file that when opened with VLC, displays video but no audio. When opened with QuickTime, I am able to view properties, but if I press play, QuickTime freezes and has to be Force Quit. The same goes for Quick Look - it freezes also. I have Perian 1.2 installed along with these other components:
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    Video Properties:
    Picture 1.png
    Picture 2.png

    What codec would I need to produce audio with this file?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816

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    general consensus online seems to be trying DivX codec for quicktime Divx for mac
     
  3. John Doe 57 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the link, installing now. Also just realized that VLC was not up to date, so I'm updating that to see if it helps.

    UPDATE: Still no sound.
     
  4. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816

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    just out of interest, where is the file from? it could be a dud so to speak
     
  5. John Doe 57 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It was a torrent that I downloaded. I get good video in VLC, just no audio. My fear is that perhaps this file is only compatible with Windows software.
     
  6. surflordca macrumors 6502a

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    If VLC don't play it I would guess it's a bad file...
     
  7. John Doe 57 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Alright. I guess I'll try to find another download link for the video in a different format. Thanks for the help everybody.
     

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