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im looking for a guide for dummies how to update quick time player so that i can watch mov files on my macbook which hav came from pcs

my first mac and il never go back!
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it might just be an issue of codecs

download Perian from Perian.org, that will extend quicktimes codecs and should let you watch those movies
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When you say 'mov files', are you talking about files with a name ending with .mov? Unless embedded with some strange codec, they should just work. If you are talking about avi and other Microsoft file types, then try what louishen suggested.

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it might just be an issue of codecs

download Perian from Perian.org, that will extend quicktimes codecs and should let you watch those movies

you hit the nail on the head there thank you one i owe ya
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I did download Perian.org, and now i can see the image on the icons ( couldn´t see them before), but still doesn´t open them ( only opens the files ending on .mpg , but not on .avi).
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You can also try downloading Flip4mac. Remember though that any DRM protected Microsoft formated files are not readable on OS X. Blame Microsoft for that.

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thanks though ! Now it opens all the files !
How can you put the Full Screen on the Quicktime player ?
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