quicktime has most addons but random .avi files need more

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by benlangdon, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. benlangdon macrumors 65832


    Jan 13, 2008
    i swear i downloaded a bunch of different ones even that i do not need but might need in the future.
    this is from the page where quicktime tells you to go from the apple site

    so my question is.
    where can i find what i actually need to watch these.

    is there a way i can tell from the file what i need extra?

    anything of that nature.

    i would really appriciate it a lot if someone helped me find this because i feel like i am back on a windows computer when i have something like this.
  2. soberbrain macrumors 65816


    May 9, 2008
    Have you tried Perian?

    Also, when QuickTime has trouble playing video, I'll use VLC.
  3. benlangdon thread starter macrumors 65832


    Jan 13, 2008
    wow that was magical
    i love the install of perian
    why can't others do the same, ie. going into the library and put it in quicktime folder and such

    perian worked.
    thanks a lot a lot a lot a lot.

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