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Movies and Video For people making movies and editing video with their Mac.

.Avi vs QuickTime


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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?
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Its really not that good of a codec its just very common.

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Hah! Shoulda known! Thanks trpnmonkey41.
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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.

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