Problems viewing .avi with Mac

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  1. bmastudent macrumors member

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    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 macrumors G4

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    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

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    This should "do the trick"....
    http://perian.org/

    Get this too!
    http://www.flip4mac.com/


    And while you're at it...
    http://www.videolan.org/vlc/


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

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