safari being evil, it refuses to play video

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by absolutmp5, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. absolutmp5 macrumors regular

    Aug 12, 2004
    i try to play some mpeg or avi files in safari, files that i know work but all i get is the quicktime symbol sitting their for many minutes on end for small clips. what gives!

    thanks to the people by the way who was helping me with my startup/pic problem.
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    You either:

    1) Don't have the correct codecs for the videos in question


    2) The videos are taking an age to download (slow connection or slow server).

    Mad Jew will probably be along with the exact solution soon :D
  3. absolutmp5 thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 12, 2004
    i have now new problems. for some reason whenever im viewing video content through safari sometimes the first frame of the video is enlarged to the size of the screen and then it gets molded all the way back down to regular size but whever i try to play it starts to jump frames and flicker (not sure if proper terminology) what should i do?

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