Quicktime AVI file

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

  1. sarah3585 macrumors regular


    Aug 12, 2007
    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


    Jul 24, 2002
    Champaign, IL
    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).


    I love it!
  3. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2007
    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

    Oct 31, 2003
    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.


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