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    Playing .mov files from a pc - mac
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by louishen View Post
    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 ( couldnīt see them before), but still doesnīt 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 ?
    Thanks !

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    Look under the view menu.
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