Problems viewing .avi with Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by bmastudent, May 24, 2008.

  1. bmastudent macrumors member

    Apr 15, 2008
    Hi All,

    I am a recent PC->Mac switcher. I have been having problems playing many .avi files. I downloaded both the xvid and divx quicktime components and have video but no audio. The movies work fine when they're played on windows media player. Any ideas??
  2. Queso Suspended

    Mar 4, 2006
    An AVI is a container file which could have any one of a number of media codecs inside. Install Perian if you want to use QuickTime Player, otherwise you should use VLC and re-assign the AVI file type to that. Both will recognise a large number of codecs.
  3. jaduffy108 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 12, 2005
    This should "do the trick"....

    Get this too!

    And while you're at it...

    Now you have all the bases covered.
  4. bmastudent thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 15, 2008

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