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Wayne Carey
AVI files and MacOSX Tiger 10.4.2
on Oct 3, 2005 at 9:31:09 pm

I seem to be having troubles viewing AVI files on my mac. Some of them I can see but others are just white screens ony in Quicktime 7.02 Why is this?

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Wayne Carey
Schazam Productions


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daniel_l
Re: AVI files and MacOSX Tiger 10.4.2
on Oct 4, 2005 at 9:27:05 am

AVI's can use a whole bunch of different codecs from uncompressed to DivX and all its various cousins. If you get white it means that you don't have the correct codec installed. AVI is just a (crude) container format like QuickTime.

http://people.csail.mit.edu/tbuehler/video/codecs/avi.html


Try installing DivX and XviD and if that fails try playing the clips in VLC (VideoLan Client). Google for them.

Bottom line - AVI is a crap format and is long overdue to be placed in the trash.

DL


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Tony!
Re: AVI files and MacOSX Tiger 10.4.2
on Oct 8, 2005 at 7:26:01 am

Try VLC player. It plays all kinds of stuff QuickTime doesn't (without finding the plugins anyway). I use it often: http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/14738

Tony!


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