quicktime and AVI issue

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  1. quigleybc macrumors 68030

    quigleybc

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    so i installed iLife 08.

    and now Quicktime won't play AVI container files anymore.

    wtf

    these are files that played fine weeks ago.

    tried a restart

    no dice - trying to open an AVI just causes it to freeze and i need to force quit

    it plays my mpeg and mov files fine, just not AVI is seems.

    help

    :(:eek:
     
  2. quigleybc thread starter macrumors 68030

    quigleybc

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    Oh and of course VLC plays my AVI files just fine...:rolleyes:

    what the heck happened to my quicktime...?? uggh



    **update**

    ok they (avi files) do play but it takes about two to three minutes for them to open.

    this is getting odder.....
     
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

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    I have also upgraded to iLife 08. No problems here. Everything that played in the QuickTime Player before plays now. This includes .avi files. You must be reminded, however, that .avi is not a video format. It is a media container which may hold video and audio tracks which are handled by any of several codecs. Do you have any idea which codecs were used to produce the tracks in your problematic videos? If you can't open them in the QuickTime Player, you may be able to open them in VLC. VLC will identify the audio and video codecs.
     
  4. Yuvi macrumors member

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    Try reinstalling Perian. I know that updating QuickTime to 7.2 can cause this issue.
     
  5. quigleybc thread starter macrumors 68030

    quigleybc

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    thanks, VLC plays em all fine....and they're probably divx files..in an AVI container..

    I'll go back and mess around with perian. But again, the avi containers do open but it takes 50 x longer now...

    sigh...
    maybe another restart will fix er up.....
    :(
     

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