Quicktime playing AVI movies... please help a noob?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Rob A, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. Rob A macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2006
    hey guys, i have just downloaded some movie torrents, and they are in AVI, but when i want to watch them, it's just a white screen and a pop up says i may need to download some extra things for quicktime to be able to view them.

    problem is, when i click on continue, it redirects me to apple's site which list all of the down loads for quicktime... (this is the site it directs me to:-


    there are so many things here, i don't know what i need to download and i don't want to have to DL them all, any ideas?

    ps. it's not quicktime pro, just the normal one! and sorry if this is in the wrong forum!

    thanks guys
  2. beige matchbox macrumors 6502a

    beige matchbox

    Mar 16, 2005
    Oxfordshire, UK
    Already posted in the original thread...

    Chances are if you install Perian >http://perian.org/< the movies will play just fine.

    Failing that, have a look at VLC >http://www.videolan.org/<, as this contains load of codecs, an will pretty much play anything, even in full screen :)
  3. Rob A thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2006
  4. Eraserhead macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005

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