Playing avi vids?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by stevo8, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. stevo8 macrumors 6502

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    I downloaded some and its probpting me that I need additional quicktime software. What can I use to play it?
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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  3. barr08 macrumors 65816

    barr08

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    Some people prefer to use VLC for their videos. It plays just about everything.
     
  4. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    But doesn't help system-wide, which Perian does. Installing a third party player, such as VLC, allows you to play videos inside the VLC player. Installing a third party QuickTime Plugin, like Perian or Flip4Mac, usually allows you to play videos in the QuickTime Player, in iMovie, in iTunes, in Final Cut Pro, inside Safari or other web browsers, etc...
     
  5. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    Another vote for Perian. It was also recently updated to 1.0, so you should be good to go.
     

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