Quicktime not playing most videos

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by brijesht, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. brijesht macrumors newbie

    brijesht

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    #1
    Hi Guys -- I tried to search this forum for similar threads but couldn't - so please excuse if i'm posting a duplicate thread.

    Okay, I can't play 99% of the videos/movies in quicktime. I get codec error (attached screen shot)

    This has been there for a long time, but since I could play using other player - VLC, i never really bothered.
    Now i need the quicktime player to convert movies into iFormats for iPod/iPhone - and that's the easiest way i know, from quicktime.

    I have tried installing the codecs etc - doesn't work. What gives?

    This may be as old as the time since i upgraded to OSX lion
    Thanks in advance.
     

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  2. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

    Mr. Retrofire

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    To solve your QT-problem:
    Download and install Perian, then make sure that QuickTime X runs as a 32-Bit application (click the attachment).

    To convert your videos to iDevice compatible formats, use either HandBrake or iFFmpeg. QuickTime is a possibility, but probably not the best quality/speed.
     

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  3. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

    iLog.Genius

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    #3
    Install Perian, like mentioned above, or use VLC which will play almost all files.
     
  4. brijesht thread starter macrumors newbie

    brijesht

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    It just works!

    Excellent and it was a breeze.
    Thanks Mr. Retrofire & iLog.Genius
    Perian did the job for me -- now QT is playing the videos. for conversion will follow your instructions.
     

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