Quicklook and .avi videos

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ElCambo, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. ElCambo macrumors regular

    Mar 2, 2007
    Hey currently when I use quicklook on avi movies it does not display the video, it does however work when i open the video in quicktime. Any news on an upgrade or program that will fix this?
  2. Me1000 macrumors 68000


    Jul 15, 2006
    Avi isn't a codec (which is what quicklook needs)

    Filetypes not supported by quicklook will come with time with plugins.
  3. mashinhead macrumors 68030

    Oct 7, 2003
  4. maharajah macrumors member

    Jul 22, 2002
    I had DV video in an .avi container that Quick Look couldn't handle. Other .avi movies work fine in Quick Look.
  5. quadgirl macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2006
    I thought Perian isn't compatible - can anyone else confirm? If so, cool, Perian over Divx every time!
  6. mashinhead macrumors 68030

    Oct 7, 2003
    i thought i just did confirm. i installed it. and i can see avi's. i don't know anything else i have on my machine that would allow this.

    sorry just read the 'anyone else'
  7. haiggy macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2003
    Ontario, Canada
    Yeah, I noticed this too.. thought it was a bug. It works for some, for others no....
  8. zelcom macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2009
    I suspect that the problem you have is that you are testing it right after installing Perian, not knowing that you should restart all programs that will use the codecs before it can work. So after installing the Perian PerfPane, you should either reboot your mac or go into terminal and write "killall Finder" (that will restart Finder).

    Hope this helps for people with this problem in the future!

    - Fredrik.
  9. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007

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