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    Why can't I watch this MPG on my Mac?

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    Aug 05, 2008
    Why can't I watch this MPG on my Mac?
    Here are the facts: I have the DivX Codec installed on my MacBook, but I have an MPG that I cannot play in DivX Player. When I try to play it in QuickTime, I get the following message: "The file could not be opened. The file is not a movie file." But I *HAVE* been able to play this movie on my Windows machine in Windows Media Player, no sweat. I'd imagine there's some sort of plug-in or codec that I'm missing, but I can't figure out what. Can anyone help me out here? Can anyone suggest what plug-in I might be missing?


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    Why can't I watch this MPG on my Mac?
    kahlil88's Avatar
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    Jan 29, 2008
    Mendocino, CA
    17" MacBook Pro A1151 2.16 GHz
    Get VLC and/or MPlayer.
    There is no system but GNU and Linux is one of its kernels.
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    Why can't I watch this MPG on my Mac?
    gfoursoup's Avatar
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    Jun 24, 2008
    MDD 867, 2GB, ATI 9800 Pro, 10.5.x
    Download 'Perian'. That should make qt more versatile.

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    Why can't I watch this MPG on my Mac?
    volta88's Avatar
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    Nov 24, 2007
    15" mac book pro, 2.4GHz core 2 duo, 2G ram, NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT, 256 RAM, 160G HD @7200rpm
    another vote for VLC here, that program tears it up.

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    Why can't I watch this MPG on my Mac?
    cryption's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 29, 2006
    College Station, TX
    Black Macbook 2.0 intel duo, 1gig ram
    indeed VLC is for me

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