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Hi, I bought a new macbook 1 month ago.
It came with Snow Leopard and QuickTime X.

I have more computers (all with Windows). In my main computer I have a partition shared with loads of videos (some avis in DivX/Xvid, mpgs, mkvs, mov, etc).

From my macbook I see perfectly the mapped drive, but I am unable to see most of the videos.
I could see with QTX some videoclips (avis not in DivX and mpgs) but am absolutely unable to see the rest of the videos (divx, mkvs, mov, etc).
Each time I open it, it says that i dont have permissions for this action (??).
I have checked the permissions in my windows pc and all the files have the same permissions - I can access and watch without problems from 4 different computers, including my macbook with windows (I installed it in another partition using bootcamp).
I downloaded and installed perian 1.1.4. Same results.
I installed QT 7.6.3 (7.6.4 does not work in Snow, lol!) and the same result. I installed VLAN and the same!
If I try to copy the video to the macbook, when I open it QT7 says that it is not a valid file (not true, in windows I can see it...)

The "funniest" thing is that if I try to open a mov I downloaded from Apple webpage (star trek trailer in hd), it says the same xDD

I am a little bit frustrated for this... what else can I do?? Any help?
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I have posted in another thread about this. There is quite a few problems out there with SL and QuickTime X

Only solution i came up with for the other thread was to download VLC which there is a download link on there home page.
You can watch just about any audio and video media formats known to man ATM.

Think  needs to address this is a coming update

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EDIT : Then again make sure your SL and QuickTime X has the latest updates too and try again. If not highly recommend VLC

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My first suggestion would be to find out whether it's the network or something else on your computer that is the problem - try taking one of those files (the ones that aren't working right) and put it on a flash drive (do this on a computer that CAN read the files correctly), then attempt to play the video on the SL Mac. If you get the same error, then it's not a network problem, it's something else that is permissions based that is blocking you from using these files....

I've never gotten mkvs to play properly in Quicktime X, but I do watch them on QT7, VLC, and Plex on all of my macs that have SL.

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Sorry, when I wrote "VLAN" y meant "VLC", my mistake.
I will try the usb in order to check if the problem is the network.
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