Please Help Me Install XviD video codec to play movie files

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  1. MacConvert2007 macrumors member

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    #1
    Hello all,
    I have a 2007 Macbook running Tiger 10.4.11.

    I'm trying to install the equivalent of the XviD codec to allow Quicktime to play movies in that format. There are instructions for this here:
    http://www.xvidmovies.com/mac/

    As per the instructions, I already have quicktime, and have installed the DivX codec. I also have the file XVIDDelegateMacOSX.sit downloaded, but I'm not sure where to put it (or if I need to double click it).

    I'm supposed to put it in the /Library/QuickTime directory and reboot. But that directory doesn't exist. I've never messed with Mac software on this level before, so I need some help, and don't want to guess.

    Thanks :)
     
  2. wordy macrumors regular

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    Toronto
    #2
    Are you just looking to play xvid or are you encoding also?

    If you're just looking to play them, the easiest way is to use Perian:
    http://perian.org/

    Perian allows you to play a whole host of file formats (including xvid of course) in QT.
     
  3. MariaBeluga macrumors newbie

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    May 6, 2008
    #3
    exact same problem!!

    hi i had the exact same problem with xvid, and so i downloaded perian as you said, and i still can´t manage to watch in quicktime a torrent that i downloaded, it makes a horrible sound, and doesn´t appear anything in the screen, do you know what i`m doing wrong? or what should i do??
    thanxx in advace!!
     

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