Playing video on PB 12" 1.5Ghz

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by hansen, Apr 18, 2005.

  1. hansen macrumors regular

    Feb 12, 2004

    A friend brought a CD with a .avi file he wanted to show (no it was not porn!). I found in this forum that I should download a player and downloaded the mplayer (i think it was called)

    When I played the movie the sound got more and more unaligned from the pictures. The pictures bumped and eventually it was not possible to decipher the sound.

    I did go into the preferences and select buffering and "skip frames on slow computers". This caused sound and picture to be aligned, but it was skipping quite a lot of frames

    Can it be true that the PB is not cabable of playing back a video? Im new to Mac is there something I missed?

    (Using 10.3.9 with 1GB RAM)
  2. R.Youden macrumors 68020


    Apr 1, 2005
    There will be a plug-in somewhere that will let you play avi files in quicktime I imagine. If I find anything I will let you know. I have had the same problem over the years and it is damn annoying! I do remember an application called avi 2 mov I think. It converted avi's to mav files so you can play them in quicktime.

    Try this:

    how to play avi on mac
  3. hansen thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 12, 2004
    VLC worked perfect!

    Thanks for you help. This forum is great stuff!

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