Playing AVI Files

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by stockcerts, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. stockcerts macrumors 65816

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    I recently made the transition to Mac from the (ugly) PC world. The one problem I've had with compatibility is playing some video files. I believe most of the problems are with AVI file types. I am hoping for some direction on what I can do to still use these files. Some of them are simple video clips from my digital camera.

    Thanks!
     
  2. ksmith80209 macrumors 6502a

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    Do a search for "VLC" - that's what you need (and it's free).
     
  3. maberga29 macrumors member

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    I would recommend downloading Perian (Freeware 3rd party component for Quicktime. It lets any application that uses quicktime play these formats (and more) when inside an AVI: h.264, mpeg4, AAC, AC3 Audio, and VBR MP3. It's been great for me and I've never had any compatability issues with any file format I've encountered.
     
  4. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    Yes Perian allows you to see stuff right in quicktime, including embedded in web pages.
     

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