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  1. #1

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    May 06, 2011
    .avi viewing nightmare
    I thought I had all the codecs and components I needed to view any media and any file, but then the geniuses at Apple Store told me I had a data corruption issue and rather than using time machine and my back-up disc, I should completely re-install everything on my new macbook pro and use migration assistance for my files.

    Well, I have done that and now I cannot get .avi files to play.

    I have downloaded more than I had before:
    and some other codec for QT

    None of them work, or I am not using them right. On my macbook, I had QT Pro 7, but now I can't install or register that either because of the new Macbook Pro has QT X.

    Any help is greatly appreciated. I'm getting on a plane Saturday and would love to have a few shows to watch. I tried watching online, but my connection is too slow.


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    MightyGem's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 29, 2010
    Warrington, UK
    PPC Mini, 10.4.11. Intel Mini, 10.6.8. MacBook Pro, 10.10.5. iPhone 3GS.
    Download Perian, which should play just about anything using Quicktime. Failing that download MPEGStreamclip to try converting to another format.

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    Buzzard2010's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 22, 2010
    Bretforton, Worcestershire
    MacBook Pro 15" 2014, 2.2GHz i7, 16GB RAM, 250GB SSD, OSX 10.9.5 - iPhone 5s 16gb
    Plus 1 for Perian great piece of software!

    - Simon

    If you have been helped, don't forget to use the Reputation system at the top right of their post.
    May 2011
    Nominated: March 2011 & April 2011

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    mrplow's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 01, 2007
    27" iMac i7 (2011) 10.11, Mac Mini i5 (2014), iPhone6s, Apple Watch, iPad Air 2, New AppleTV (4?)
    Agreed. Another +1 for Perian and VLC.
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

    Please use the reputation system if you think you've been helped - bottom left of this post

  5. #5

    Member Since
    May 06, 2011
    perian and VLC not working
    Thanks, but I have installed both and both are not working to view AVI. Will try the Mpeg option.

    Any other ideas? I never had trouble on my regular macbook with just QT Pro & Perian.

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