Thread: .Avi vs QuickTime
12-31-2006, 03:34 PM #1MacHeadCaseGuest.Avi vs QuickTime
I see a lot of members asking about .avi files, how to view them, convert them, etc.
I was wondering: is the .avi codec better than anything QuickTime or is it simply because Windows dominates the market share or what is it exactly?
12-31-2006, 03:44 PM #2
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Its really not that good of a codec its just very common.Don't forget to use the new User Reputation System
12-31-2006, 03:45 PM #3MacHeadCaseGuest
Hah! Shoulda known! Thanks trpnmonkey41.
01-01-2007, 05:27 AM #4
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H.264 is better. AVI just happens to be that codec those hackers began using when ripping illegal videos. It kinda stuck.If you liked this post, consider using the Reputation System by hitting the icon on the left.
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