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  1. #1
    probably a stupid question about avi files..

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    Lightbulb probably a stupid question about avi files..
    so i have VLC.. and i have been downloading some torrents lately.. but they won't allow me to view any torrent i download.. and they are all avi format.. VLC won't work.. DivX won't work.. and of course not quicktime.. any helpful hints?

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    probably a stupid question about avi files..
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    1. Do you trust the source of your torrents?

    2. Do you have the divx codec installed?

    3. You might also install 3ivx, and Perian codecs to the /Library/Quicktime folder.

    If you already have all the codecs installed, and have successfully watched other avi files, then I would seriously look at number one again.

    Brian

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    probably a stupid question about avi files..
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    btw this forum doesnt encourage illegal activities

    i know the torrents and files u r downloading may be free to use etc...
    just letting ya know.

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    probably a stupid question about avi files..

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    woah okay.. codecs and things are getting me confused.. i'm fairly retarded. but maybe i'll try that 3ivx?

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    probably a stupid question about avi files..

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    VLC should play .avi files no problem, u sure uve properly extracted the files from the torrent, and that your not tryin to play the torrent file itself?

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    probably a stupid question about avi files..
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    yh VLC is good at playing a lot of things.

    as 'kakerumbler' said - make sure you extract any files properly.

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    probably a stupid question about avi files..

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    Yeah true make sure you're not playing a file that ends in something like .r00 too.

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    probably a stupid question about avi files..
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    Also give DivX Doctor II a try. It's available for download on 3ivx's site. Helps me out all the time since I prefer using Quicktime over VLC. You have to have 3ivx installed though for it to work properly.
    "No. No, Mother, I have not been drinking. No. No. These two men, they poured a whole bottle of bourbon into me. No, they didn't give me a chaser."

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