QuickTime question

VelvetElegance

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Jan 20, 2006
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Atlanta, GA
I have a video file with and ext of .avi. When I try to open this file in QuickTime, I get a message saying some necessary QT software is missing and I am directed to the QT page that lists a bunch of downloadable components. How am I supposed to know which components I am missing? Is there a simpler way to view this .avi file, or better yet, how can I convert the file to a file type recognized by iTunes?
 

frankblundt

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Sep 19, 2005
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South of the border
easiest to just download VLC - it reads (and can export) just about anything. Quicktime should have been able to open an avi i would have thought, but maybe it's a funky encoding.. Quicktime will export for iTunes etc, but AFAIK only in the paid Pro version.
 

Vidd

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Mar 7, 2006
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easiest to just download VLC - it reads (and can export) just about anything. Quicktime should have been able to open an avi i would have thought, but maybe it's a funky encoding.. Quicktime will export for iTunes etc, but AFAIK only in the paid Pro version.
It can read it with Perian. :)
Better option than VLC, imo because it also affects Front Row.
 

rcarricato

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Jul 11, 2007
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Harrisburg, PA
yea what he said VLC is probably the easiest even though I have never needed to use it because quicktime has played everything. But to convert I would probably go with visualhub
 

mcnees287

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Jul 8, 2007
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VLC is not the easiest perain is easy because its just a simple plug in for quictime. No need to have a whole other program when you can just use a simple plugin.