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I heard that mac is not compatible with .avi , and that kind of worries me since i have a lot of music videos and most of them are .avi, will i loose them when i make the switch

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You can play AVI videos with players such as VLC or MPlayer. AVI is simply a container format so some of your videos may or may not play.
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I've never had an avi that wouldn't play in VLC
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With the right codecs you can play them all fine in QuickTime as well

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can they be burned into dvds? because before i had to download the codecs for windows, which is what im using right now, it woulnt let me burned them

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If you burn them as data DVDs, they should work fine. However, it sounds like you tried to convert them to be viewable on a regular DVD player, hence the codec problems. Do you need them to be playable on standalone DVD players?
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Get Perian, and you're good.
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Get Perian as suggested above, this will allow you to play all kinds of video formats, adn then get Burn...a free app that will let you convert .avi to DVD playable format for standard DVD players, and will burn the DVD as well.
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get perian and it will play in quicktime,, i convert flash files from youtube to avi files with visualhub and no problems, plays perfectly... trpmonkey is right.

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yeah i do, i burn music videos to play them in my cars in dash dvd player....and the drop tvs and stuff,...so that program will fix that?

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I just downloaded Perian and it worked like a charm. Except that it seems only to work with QuickTime, and not with the video player that gets activated when I use the remote control. Is it possible to get that program to work with AVI files as well?
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I just downloaded Perian and it worked like a charm. Except that it seems only to work with QuickTime, and not with the video player that gets activated when I use the remote control. Is it possible to get that program to work with AVI files as well?
Frontrow uses quicktime, so Perian works with frontrow too. Have you tried restarting or log-off and log-in back again?
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DivX Player works well.
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