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I had a few videos from my webcam off of my PC desktop, it was a Logitech webcam. They work fine on the PC, the open up in the programs and are viewable. I took them to my Macbook, and they will not play at all, I've tried every which way to play them and downloaded many different things I've searched online, and nothing seems to work. On my Mac, when I open it in Quicktime, the picture is black and no sound. I even downloaded Windows Media Player on my Mac to see if it worked since it worked on my PC, but i didn't work.
Is there anyway that I can convert this avi file from my webcam to another format that will play it? And if it's not possible to do it on my Mac, is there anyway to do it on my PC(Windows XP)?
Thanks for any help.
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The reason the it wont play on the mac is you need an app called Flip4Mac this will give quicktime the information it needs to play the file. The other and better alternative for the player is VLC Media Player. VLC is open source and plays just about what ever you can throw at it, very good and I use it on both my Mac and my PC.

As for the video converstion I'm sorry I dont know of any but I am sure someone round here wil!

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Flip4Mac is actually for Windows Media files. To play other video formats, you'll need the Perian codec pack.


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Ah, My mistake I got both packs at the same time and got confused - thanks for putting my straight on that one!
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