Video Codecs

Whotheheck

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I migrated over from the dark PC side to mac a few months ago and I have yet to find video codecs so I can play a lot of my old video clips. What is a good application that I can use that will let me play them? Or is there a place where I can get the codecs at? Thanks!
 

wrc fan

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Whotheheck said:
I migrated over from the dark PC side to mac a few months ago and I have yet to find video codecs so I can play a lot of my old video clips. What is a good application that I can use that will let me play them? Or is there a place where I can get the codecs at? Thanks!
you can get a divx codec from divx.com and an xvid one from http://www.insaneness.com/xvid.html

or you can use MPlayer OS X or VLC.
 

Soulstorm

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Whotheheck said:
I migrated over from the dark PC side to mac a few months ago and I have yet to find video codecs so I can play a lot of my old video clips. What is a good application that I can use that will let me play them? Or is there a place where I can get the codecs at? Thanks!
Quicktime will play most of them. But for divx and xvid, you can download the components from the official websites.

RECOMMENDATION 1: Download 3ivx for quicktime. It is similar to divx but it offers much higher playing quality, and it handles divx better that the original divx pluging does.
RECOMMENDATION 2: Download VLC Player it will play all available formats for the mac. http://www.videolan.org/
 

MisterMe

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Soulstorm said:
Quicktime will play most of them. But for divx and xvid, you can download the components from the official websites.

RECOMMENDATION 1: Download 3ivx for quicktime. It is similar to divx but it offers much higher playing quality, and it handles divx better that the original divx pluging does.
RECOMMENDATION 2: Download VLC Player it will play all available formats for the mac. http://www.videolan.org/
No choice is necessary. Download and install the DivX Quicktime codec. The DivX and 3ivx codecs work together perfectly. The 3ivx codec alone cannot play the audio of AVI files with MP3 audio. Without the DivX codec, these AVI files must be "flattened" with DivX Doctor II.
 

Whotheheck

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I had already downloaded the divx codec and tried the others now but they STILL don't work! :(
 
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