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MeoTheTwo 05-22-2007 05:18 AM

probably a stupid question about avi files..
 
so i have VLC.. and i have been downloading some torrents lately.. but they won't allow me to view any torrent i download.. and they are all avi format.. VLC won't work.. DivX won't work.. and of course not quicktime.. any helpful hints?

bmcgonag 05-22-2007 11:03 AM

1. Do you trust the source of your torrents?

2. Do you have the divx codec installed?

3. You might also install 3ivx, and Perian codecs to the /Library/Quicktime folder.

If you already have all the codecs installed, and have successfully watched other avi files, then I would seriously look at number one again.

Brian

christm 05-22-2007 11:53 AM

btw this forum doesnt encourage illegal activities

i know the torrents and files u r downloading may be free to use etc...
just letting ya know.

MeoTheTwo 05-22-2007 04:30 PM

woah okay.. codecs and things are getting me confused.. i'm fairly retarded. but maybe i'll try that 3ivx?

kakerumbler 05-28-2007 12:40 PM

VLC should play .avi files no problem, u sure uve properly extracted the files from the torrent, and that your not tryin to play the torrent file itself?

christm 05-28-2007 03:48 PM

yh VLC is good at playing a lot of things.

as 'kakerumbler' said - make sure you extract any files properly.

sjtaylor84 05-28-2007 05:24 PM

Yeah true make sure you're not playing a file that ends in something like .r00 too.

86Apex 05-31-2007 07:57 AM

Also give DivX Doctor II a try. It's available for download on 3ivx's site. Helps me out all the time since I prefer using Quicktime over VLC. You have to have 3ivx installed though for it to work properly.


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