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    Can somebody please tell me how i can play an xvid avi file on my mac book pro 10.6 platform? For some strange reason when i attempt to play it, it says that quicktime needs a plug in. Please dont respond with solutions that don't work like perian. If your response is technical please give me step by step like i clarified.

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    Try the Xvid Components for QuickTime available here. I'm not sure if they'll work with QTX but it's worth a try.
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    None of your suggestions work. VLC attempted it, but it would play. Perian can't do it either.

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    Perian should do the the job since it contains many codecs. However, to be honest, you should really be using VLC to watch your media, it's much better than Quicktime.

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    Having Googled around a bit, apparently XVID support is not there in Perian or VLC.

    The only thing I can find is this, but I don't quite understand what they're getting at:

    Download the XviD Codec for Mac - XviD Movies

    Not sure what a "delegate component is". But apparently you'll need the DivX player and then add the file they explained to Quicktime.

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    That's very odd since I can play Xvid files just fine on my Mac and all I have installed is Perian and VLC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kash View Post
    That's very odd since I can play Xvid files just fine on my Mac and all I have installed is Perian and VLC.
    Maybe I'm looking at older articles. I don't recall having issues viewing xvid files either, and I don't have anything aside from VLC and Perian on mine either.
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    If you search for Perian in Google, the site description lists Xvid as a supported type but it's nowhere to be found on the site itself. That said, I'm not sure if the reference to the AviImporter here signifies Xvid support. Nonetheless, Xvid is listed as an officially supported video format for VLC (see here).
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    I've been having the same problem. Neither the Perin install nor the Quicktime components did anything. Quicktime simply says "I can't play this file." VLC seems to open it but then just sits there doing nothing.

    This seems to be a problem specific to OSX 10.6

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