Picture but not audio playing in Quicktime

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Hand Of Doom, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. Hand Of Doom macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I opened an .avi movie in Quicktime and I have a picture but no sound.

    Any idea what's going on?
     
  2. 4np macrumors 6502a

    4np

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    #2
    Yeah, you are missing codecs. So you can either install Perian to support several codecs in Quicktime, or install VLC (videolan), a video player that can natively play most video formats. I only use VLC as it plays almost anything, does subtitles perfectly well, it's fast and it should suit al your needs. Installing Perian makes me feel like a windows user, who has to install codecs and drivers to get stuff working ;) The good thing with Perian though, is that it also allows you to play DivX videos in Frontrow (as Frontrow uses Quicktime). So if you're setting up a Media Center and you would like to use Frontrow as media sotware on it, Perian would be your best choice.
     
  3. Hand Of Doom thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You, sir, are a gentleman and a scholar. Thanks.
     

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