Quicktime AVI file

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sarah3585, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. sarah3585 macrumors regular

    sarah3585

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    Aug 12, 2007
    #1
    I've just moved some videos over from my macbook to my new iMac but they are not playing. I'm just getting a white screen. They are .avi files. Do I need to download a codec? I don't remember doing so on my macbook. Thanks
     
  2. jholzner macrumors 65816

    jholzner

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    Champaign, IL
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    I would HIGHLY recommend the Perian quicktime plug in. Once Perian is installed quicktime will play virtually every video file format known to man (except wma).

    Perian.org

    I love it!
     
  3. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

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    I'll toss my vote in for perian as well as VLC. Personally VLC is my player of choice before quicktime or (sacrilege!) iTunes. VLC usually handles WMV/WMA as well, but sometimes will crash. To round up my trifecta of media apps, I'll suggest Flip4Mac for that.
     
  4. lindmar macrumors 6502

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    WOW!
    I never knew about perian but I was just searching google since I had an avi showing white since I upgraded to leopard.

    I loaded this and it worked perfectly.

    Thanks!!
     

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