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Would anyone know if this (.avi ) is possible to view on a G5 running 10.4.5 OS I have tried everything I have in my arsenal but nothing is working Is there anything out there that will help? Thanks in advance.

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I thought Quicktime opened .AVI files ????

I used Quicktime to open them on my Powermac 6500.....

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Theres VLC or you can get the Divx for mac (i like this one), the playback is free AFAIK http://www.divx.com/divx/mac/download/
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I have QuickTime Pro and it still doesnt work, I'll try that link from iWonder Thanks

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when you install divx for mac, you can play avi files in quicktime
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when you install divx for mac, you can play avi files in quicktime
Divx only allows you to play divx avi's in quicktime. Avi is a container not a format. works like .mov files they have separate video and audio tracks that can be encoded independently. In short you only need Divx if your .avi contains a divx track. but it never hurts to have all the codecs. dont forget to get the Xvid codec too.
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How do I get all the codecs? I have gone to the link that brings to them in quicktime pro but I can not figure out how to download them or which ones are needed
this is what you talk of correct?
http://www.apple.com/quicktime/resou...omponents.html

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These should be enough.
Xvid
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fantastic! thank you!

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VLC is about the best you can get, use it!
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It sucks that they aren't gonna develop a PPC version from now on.
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It sucks that they aren't gonna develop a PPC version from now on.
No Universal? That is bad.
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vlc plays every format and container i have
thats about 80gb of different video files so it should work

has anybody here used vlc to encode?
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