Unable to play .avi files

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by CCClassic, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. CCClassic macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2011
    I have been storing /"exporting" photos/videos from Iphoto to an external HD. When I tried to play the video clips, they do not play. The image is showing (Quicktime)but the play button does not stay but goes off. I have downloaded Perian & VLC but they don't work either. Should I have converted the files to another format before exporting? The file sizes have not changed. Please help!:confused:
  2. jackerin macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2008
    Can you upload a sample to for example megaupload?
  3. CCClassic thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2011
    Sorry to be a nuisance. Love to send sample but how do I do that?
  4. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Before you upload a sample (Dropbox's Public folder can work too, and it is easier than MegaUpload and the like), analyse a sample .avi file via VideoSpec (I prefer that, though it hasn't been updated since 11/2009), MediaInfo Mac (10/2010) or MediaInfo (4/2011, there is a Mac OS X version to download, VideoSpec and MediaInfo Mac are using the same library as MediaInfo) and attach* the report here.

    See B. Attaching images via the built in Attachment option and uploading an image to forum server for instructions on how to attach a file to your post.
  5. colettesaxby macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2009

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