Quicktime Problem

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  1. Jon.Stewart87 macrumors regular

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    Hey guys/girls,
    I downloaded a season of a TV show and when I try to open any of the files it says that "The File could not be opened. It is not a movie file"

    It is a blatant .avi file and of appropriate size.

    Some of the seasons work (seasons 1-3 work fine, parts of 4 and none of 5)

    I have no problem viewing other .avi's in quicktime.

    any thoughts? suggestions? thanks

    Jon
     
  2. arjen92 macrumors 65816

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    #2
    Have you installed perian (perian.org). It works for me. The DIVX codec and such from their site is pretty cr*ppy.

    If you really aren't able to watch it, you can try VLC. It reads anything. (I just don't like it because you can't use "jkl" for playing and reversing like in quicktime and final cut pro)
     
  3. turkay macrumors regular

    turkay

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    Don't bother with Perian, just d/l VLC. Cure for every video needs!:cool:
     
  4. jackerin macrumors 6502a

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    If it plays in VLC odds are it's not a real AVI file. If you want to know more, download an app called HexEdit and open the file with it; if you can not see "RIFF" at the start of the file it's not an AVI.
     

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