Updating QuickTime with Xvid component

Discussion in 'macOS' started by kiersten1983, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. kiersten1983 macrumors newbie

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    Hi there,
    I am running Mac OSX 10.5.8 and have been unable to play many downloaded Xvid files because it says the my QuickTime needs the additional Xvid software. I have gone through a step by step of downloading the component and putting it in Library/QuickTime but there is still no sounds in my files. This is also the same when I try to use Divx to run these files. Please note that I had to had the QuickTime folder to my library, the step by step guide said that would be okay.
    Does anyone have any advice out there on what I should do now? Thanks!
    Kiersten
     
  2. brijazz macrumors 6502

    brijazz

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    #2
    Many Mac users use something called "Perian". It adds components to QuickTime that allows for playback of many filetypes, including Divx and Xvid.

    http://perian.org/
     
  3. Sir Lorad macrumors member

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    To get the whole package install Perian and Flip4mac (microsoft.com) for adding support to WMV files.
     
  4. Random Gecko macrumors member

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    Not meaning to hijack...

    I have Perian but does anybody think Quicktime X doesn't quite look as good as MPlayer OSX Extended or VLC?
     

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