7 Replies Latest reply: Jun 9, 2009 7:35 PM by MD777
gwadloop Level 1 Level 1
Hello,

I have downloaded the latest QT version pro and i can't play the avi movies i have. QT always ask me to instal component for quicktime. I have installed divx codec and xvid to... no difference.

the only movie i can play is a small avi movie made from a camera.

thanks for helping me

asus A8n-sli, Windows XP Pro
Reply by varjak paw on Apr 7, 2009 7:21 AM Helpful
There is no single codec for movies that have .avi extensions. AVI is a container format, not a specific type of file. An AVI movie may use one of the Indeo codecs or one of the various flavors of DivX, among other possibilities. You'll have to find out what codec was used for the movies you want to view to determine what you need. Note that not all codecs for the various .avi movies are available for QuickTime. If you can identify the codec used (if QuickTime's Movie Inspector won't list the codec, another player such as VLC Media Player probably will), you can post that information here and someone may be able to point you to the appropriate codec or confirm that a QuickTime-compatible codec doesn't exist.Regards.

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  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10
    There is no single codec for movies that have .avi extensions. AVI is a container format, not a specific type of file. An AVI movie may use one of the Indeo codecs or one of the various flavors of DivX, among other possibilities. You'll have to find out what codec was used for the movies you want to view to determine what you need. Note that not all codecs for the various .avi movies are available for QuickTime.

    If you can identify the codec used (if QuickTime's Movie Inspector won't list the codec, another player such as VLC Media Player probably will), you can post that information here and someone may be able to point you to the appropriate codec or confirm that a QuickTime-compatible codec doesn't exist.

    Regards.
  • gwadloop Level 1 Level 1
    Thank you very much, bt that's the point! I have downloaded vlc and i can play the movies i want with this software but still not with QT. indeed i'm searching for the codecs that makes QT play thoses .avi! I can play my movies with windows media player too but not with QT.
    If someone know witch codec to instal, let me know...

    thanks
  • Jacumba Level 4 Level 4
    You might want to try Gspot http://www.headbands.com/gspot/ I've used v2.21. Also I've read at Divx and Xvid own websites that they do not support QT for Windows only Mac, this was a couple of months ago when I read this
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10
    Again, use VLC to find out what codec the AVI uses and post that information here. Otherwise we have no idea to what to refer you.
  • aman207 Level 1 Level 1
    Did you try to install the component it is asking for?
  • MD777 Level 1 Level 1
    download the Perian and you should be fine

    http://perian.org/#detail
  • MD777 Level 1 Level 1
    along with Flip4Mac as well. then you will be able to watch almost everythg in QT