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  1. #1

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    Oct 29, 2008
    *.avi files - sound but no picture
    Some of my *.avi files play sound only and show a black screen with nothing visual.

    Is there an "add on" that I need that will allow me to view as well as hear the movies?

    I have already installed codec and xVid with no results.

    I am using an intel iMac, OS 10.4... and Quicktime player (non-pro version).

    Thanks in advance for any helpful advice!

  2. #2

    lifeafter2am's Avatar
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    Aug 25, 2006
    Central Florida
    MacBook Pro Unibody
    Try downloading and installing VLC, it plays just about anything.
    masakatsu agatsu


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    Dec 03, 2006
    Irvine, CA
    Black Macbook C2D 2GHz 3GB RAM 250GB HD iPhone 4 iPad 3G
    Sounds like a case of missing codecs. Download and install Perian, should solve your problem.

    June 2007
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  4. #4

    Member Since
    Oct 29, 2008
    I did not try VLC, but I DID install Perian and all of the avi's that were not playing now play perfectly.


  5. #5

    Member Since
    Oct 25, 2008
    QuickTime Player isn't really the best way to enjoy AVI or MKV movies. For starters 720p files will always run choppily on QuickTime Player if you don't wait for it to finish buffering. VLC or MPlayer are a lot more efficient and they're free.

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