Updating QuickTime with Xvid component

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

  1. kiersten1983 macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2010
    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!
  2. brijazz macrumors 6502


    Jul 31, 2008
    Many Mac users use something called "Perian". It adds components to QuickTime that allows for playback of many filetypes, including Divx and Xvid.

  3. Sir Lorad macrumors member

    Apr 22, 2010
    To get the whole package install Perian and Flip4mac (microsoft.com) for adding support to WMV files.
  4. Random Gecko macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2008
    London, England
    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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