Playing AVI Files

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

  1. stockcerts macrumors 65816

    Jun 29, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    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.

  2. ksmith80209 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2007
    Do a search for "VLC" - that's what you need (and it's free).
  3. maberga29 macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2007
    OR, PA, Taggia IT
    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


    Nov 16, 2004
    Yes Perian allows you to see stuff right in quicktime, including embedded in web pages.

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