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Discussion in 'macOS' started by sk3pt1c, Jan 22, 2006.
ok, i want to play .wmv and .avi files with quicktime and not some other software
is it possible?
Flip4Mac for wmvs - the avis depends on the codec.
If you download and install the DivX 6 for Mac QuickTime codec, you can handle most .avi files in most QuickTime-compatible apps. I also recommend that you search around for all of the QuickTime codecs that you can find. With rare exception, QuickTime codecs work together.
* For WMV you only choice is Flip4Mac.
* AVI is multimedia container, so it really depends on which codec the audio and video are endcoded with. But one/several of these should handle the most used formats:
3ivx - http://www.3ivx.com/download/macos.html
DivX - http://www.divx.com/divx/mac/
Xvid - http://people.ee.ethz.ch/~naegelic/download/
QT will not play the old Windows .AVI codec.
FWIW, I have all of the codecs listed by solaris installed.
This is not entirely true. The Classic version of QuickTime ships with the three Indeo® codecs--Indeo® Video, Indeo® Video 4, and Indeo® Video5. These handle the old style .avi files. I don't have an old style .avi video to test it on, but QT 7 may have support for non-DivX .avi files.
You are correct.I was going under the assumption that Classic wasn't involved.
i'm downloading flip4mac and will get divx later
when i try to play avis it says it needs more software and takes me to a page with third party codecs but there's like 10 of them and i don't know which one to download
what about .mpg files?
these are a few of my last worries that still keep me from trashing my pc and going all mac
.wmv , .avi and .mpg sorted with flip4mac
and may i add that they play a lot better and flawlessly
thanks a lot guys!!!
ps.i've found a free version of the divx 6 codec but it's a .sit file
what is that? never come across it before
should i try and run it?
That's a StuffIt archive. You'll need StuffIt Expander to decompress it. It's free.