Press spacebar to preview movie clip - Sound question

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  1. d wade macrumors 65816

    d wade

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    When I click the spacebar to watch some movies/tv shows on my hard drive, some files are silent and some have sound.

    however, when i open the file in VLC, the sound works fine. is there a fix for this? so i can get sound working on all files when i hit spacebar to preview (then make full screen)
     
  2. macuserx86 macrumors 6502a

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    what kind of files are the ones without audio? the quicklook function uses quicktime to play movies, so if quicktime can't play it properly, neither can quicklook.
     
  3. d wade thread starter macrumors 65816

    d wade

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    Ahh, ok. that makes sense.

    the movies are .avi

    is there a fix for that?
     
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  5. d wade thread starter macrumors 65816

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    i downloaded and installed perian. it didnt fix the sound issues in quicklook. and then when i tried to open with quicktime, still no sound, even after installing perian.

    the sound works with vlc though. weird.

    any other ideas? is there something special i need to do once i install perian?
     
  6. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Nope, Perian should work without any sort of configuration. I've never had audio problems with Perian, but it's possible that the video is just using an audio codec that Perian/QuickTime can't read.
     
  7. macuserx86 macrumors 6502a

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    Try Flip4mac WMV. I have it and Perian installed, and between them, Quicktime can play almost as many files as VLC.
     
  8. d wade thread starter macrumors 65816

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    i have Flip4Mac -- the video plays fine, but im just getting no audio for some movies. however, they work fine in VLC... i'm stumped :confused:
     

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