quicktime and avi files

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Ipaqman, Jun 6, 2004.

  1. Ipaqman macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2003
    hey everyone,

    i have an imac and a 12inch powerbook. when i open up an movie (avi) on my imac using quicktime it works fine. when i open up the same movie on my powerbook it gives me an error saying that the required compressor could not be found. i am using the latest version of quicktime pro.

    i hope you can help.

  2. Macmaniac macrumors 68040


    You need to download DIVX to run AVI files in QT, just go to divx.com and download the version for Mac, then when you set it up enable the QT AVI extension.
  3. Ipaqman thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2003
    thanks for your help. works like a charm.

    much appreciated,
  4. titaniumducky macrumors 6502a


    Nov 22, 2003
    The official DivX client doesn't play some AVIs (XviD, mp3 audio track, etc.). To solve this download the 3ivx plugin. Just leave both on your system - somehow the best one for the job takes over.

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