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Thread: Why can't I watch this MPG on my Mac?

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    Aug 05, 2008
    Why can't I watch this MPG on my Mac?
    Here are the facts: I have the DivX Codec installed on my MacBook, but I have an MPG that I cannot play in DivX Player. When I try to play it in QuickTime, I get the following message: "The file could not be opened. The file is not a movie file." But I *HAVE* been able to play this movie on my Windows machine in Windows Media Player, no sweat. I'd imagine there's some sort of plug-in or codec that I'm missing, but I can't figure out what. Can anyone help me out here? Can anyone suggest what plug-in I might be missing?


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    kahlil88's Avatar
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    Jan 29, 2008
    Mendocino, CA
    Get VLC and/or MPlayer.
    There is no system but GNU and Linux is one of its kernels.
    Join the FSF as an Associate Member!

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    gfoursoup's Avatar
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    Jun 24, 2008
    Download 'Perian'. That should make qt more versatile.

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    volta88's Avatar
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    Nov 24, 2007
    another vote for VLC here, that program tears it up.

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    cryption's Avatar
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    Nov 29, 2006
    College Station, TX
    indeed VLC is for me

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