Please help! .avi on mbp

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by daniel-shi, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. daniel-shi macrumors member

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    ok so guys this has been driving me nuts lately. i have a mbp, mid 2010, with lion (10.7.4).

    I got it in 2010 when it was the current model, and then when i tried to play .avi files, it said get a codec. so i got perian. when i tried to play it, it did open the file. BUT stopped the audio after 1-2 seconds, and seemed generally buggy. pn: that the video was fine. i can't remember how i fixed it, but it worked. then a week ago i restored my computer from scratch. and its having this same problem. can anyone help me?!
    tyia
     
  2. Dark Dragoon macrumors 6502a

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    I would download either MplayerX (free on either the MAS or from their website), or VLC. Then try and play it in either of those programs.
     
  3. daniel-shi thread starter macrumors member

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    is there any way to fix this problem? i don't really want to use other programs :confused: i just want to use quicktime
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    VLC is just as easy to use as Quicktime. You could also try the Movist application. Both VLC and Movist play a wider variety of files than Quicktime, and both are very easy, free solutions to your problem.
     
  5. daniel-shi thread starter macrumors member

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    movist isn't free, i don't think. if it is could you post me a link to a download?
     
  6. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Google "Movist."
     
  7. xpipe macrumors regular

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    Any of the three alternatives mentioned are fabulous. I use all three (not so much Movist anymore).

    It's OK not to use QuickTime ;)
     

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