Trying to play .avi file

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  1. Krispy162, Oct 27, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2011

    Krispy162 macrumors regular

    Krispy162

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    #1
    I have this .avi file and first when I click to open it in quicktime it says I need additional software to open this file. Then I click to open with VLC and there's no picture or audio but the time ticker is moving??

    The file is 232MB

    ETA: It was originally a .rar file which I used unrarx to get it to an avi if that makes any difference.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Fresh Tendrils macrumors regular

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    #2
    I think Perian opens AVI. Install that if you haven't already. Alternatively you could try converting it to something else with MPEG Streamclip [free from macupdate.com]. Then it might work :confused: Probably best to save a copy of the original though in case it doesn't work.
     

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