which additioal software is needed for downloaded movies that won't play on OSX 10

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Misneach6, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. Misneach6 macrumors newbie

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    I can't figure out which additioal software is needed for downloaded movies that won't play on my OSX 10.6.8. I presume I have all the automatic updates but it will only play mp4s.
    For .avi files I get "movie can't be opened. May need to install additional software" OR "movie not in a format that Quick Time Player understands".
    For .mkv files I get "Error Dolby Audio, player does not recognise the audio in this video".
    My TV has no problem playing all of these files.
    Any ideas?
     
  2. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    Hi,

    you might use VLC, for example, or MplayerX (App Store).
     
  3. Misneach6 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    WOW it works, thanks Bruno9, much appreciated
     

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