Running Files off Network Drive

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Cypher3, Mar 24, 2004.

  1. Cypher3 macrumors regular

    Feb 13, 2004
    Hey everyone its me again. I do ask alot of questions? lol Anyway, Im connecting to a HD thats in my pc from my 'book, It connects fine and everything is fine there, but when i try to run movies off of it, VLC media player gives an error message saying my 'book isnt fast enough. Is there something im doing wrong?Btw im trying to do this wirelessly with my Airport extreme.


    EDIT: With VLC the movies wont even load up unless i check the option to "treat as pipe" or something like that. But, with quicktime i was able to open .mpg files but not .avi. Is there any other way to get VLC to work with these files? if not does anybody know a good avi player besides VLC that will be able to play files off of the network driveat a good speed and good quality?
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    Get the QuickTime DivX codec and the DivX codec from 3ivx. They will allow you to play DivX-encoded .avi files in the QuickTime player.
  3. abhishekit macrumors 65816


    Nov 6, 2003
    akron , ohio
    well..i can open the files on the network drive, ibook, AE, VLC..everything same as your case..but dont get any such messages...though movies dont play nicely..and i attribute it to not enough data transfer rate..
  4. Cypher3 thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 13, 2004
    Thanks, it works perfect on quicktime now. Do you happen to know if there is a AC3 decoder/encoder for mac?

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