Quicklook and .avi videos

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

  1. ElCambo macrumors regular

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    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

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    Avi isn't a codec (which is what quicklook needs)

    Filetypes not supported by quicklook will come with time with plugins.
     
  3. mashinhead macrumors 68020

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  4. maharajah macrumors member

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    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

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    I thought Perian isn't compatible - can anyone else confirm? If so, cool, Perian over Divx every time!
     
  6. mashinhead macrumors 68020

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    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

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

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    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

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