7 Replies Latest reply: Jun 19, 2006 3:41 PM by senglund
afelena Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I can't open an uncompress avi file taht i use to open in Qt 7.0 and 6.x. Now I upgrade to Qt 7.11 and can't open the file. I don't think that the problem be a codec.
Thanks for your help.
pd I can open it with Qt6.x

Ibook, Mac OS X (10.4.3)
  • TAV Level 3 Level 3 (880 points)
    The problem is most likely a codec. Go to Harddrive < Library < Quicktime. Check and see what codecs remain following your upgrade to 7.1.1. Chances are, you need to reinstall DivX, XviD or other.
  • senglund Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi - sorry I can't help but I was wondering if you figured out how to fix this or if anyone else can help - I'm in the same boat.
    I was using Quicktime 6.5.3 - I had upgraded to 7 a couple of times before, even purchased pro key, but ended up reinstalling 6.5.3 because it was choppy and completely useless. This weekend I was having trouble with several divx files on 6.5.3 - there was a lot of video lag and converting files and divx doctor didn't help at all. I finally decided to try again and install the latest QT 7.11 - my .mov files play ok - the divx files still have sync problems - but the worst problem is that my .avi files (all of them - and they worked before) completely stall QT. I get a couple of bounces in the dock when I try to launch and then nothing (application not responding).
    I am running 10.3.9 on a G3 Powerbook - I checked in the library under quicktime and the codecs I have are ...3ivx D4 4.5.1 for OSX, XVIDDelegate.component, DivX Decoder.component, DivX Encoder.component, and msmpeg4v2.component. I don't really understand what a codec is or does so if there is something I should have can you tell me how to find it too?
    I hope someone can help - it looks like reinstalling 6.5.3 is harder from this version than past versions. Thanks for any help you can give.
  • TAV Level 3 Level 3 (880 points)
    I would make certain all of your codecs (coders and decoders) are current. Go to the sites pertaining to the codecs you've mentioned and make certain you are up-to-date. Using older codec builds against updated QT versions is most likely the reason you are having issues.
  • derekgrebe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    You might find it easier just to give up on Quicktime and use VLC in its stead.

    Generally speaking, VLC opens and plays anything that Quicktime can't
  • senglund Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I would but VLC gets an error with several divx videos I have - it says it's leaking frames and sometimes I get no video at all, others I get video but after 20 mins or so the audio and video start to lose sync - frustrating. Anyway - I gave up on Quicktime 7 AGAIN - reinstalled 6.5.2. AVI's still didn't work but then I went about going through and deleting any files dated yesterday with divx in the title. I thought I was doing ok - mostly removing preference files - didn't think I took anything important - and left all the codecs in the library/quicktime folder. Now I get great video on my .avi files but the sound just isn't there - and it was there and plays fine on VLC. Unfortunately I emptied the trash, out of habit. So - I guess I deleted some sort of file that makes the audio work - I'm guessing it has something to do with divx can anyone help me find what I need to hear my movies again??? The following is the list of stuff I still have with divx in the title. Thanks for any help you can give.

    DivX Decoder 6.0 Preferences
    DivX 6 for Mac Installer.pkg
    DivXEncoder.nib
    DivXEncoder~.nib
    DivXEncoder~.nib
    DivX Encoder.rsrc
    DivX Encoder
    com.DivXNetworks.DivXValidator.plist
    com.divxinc.divxplayer.plist
    DivX Tool
    com.divxnetworks.Artwork.7B63B2922B174135AFC0E1377DD81EC2.plist
    com.divxnetworks.7B63B2922B174135AFC0E1377DD81EC2.plist
    DivX Decoder 5.2 Preferences
    DivX Toolkit.framework
    com.3ivx.DivX Doctor II.plist
    DivX Validator Log
    DivXEncoder.nib
    DivXEncoder~.nib
    DivXEncoder.nib
    DivXEncoder.nib
    DivX 5.rsrc
    DivX 5
    DivX Doctor II
    DivX 5.component
    DivX Decoder
    DivXEncoder~.nib
    DivXEncoder.nib
    DivXEncoder~.nib
    DivXEncoder.nib
    DivXEncoder~.nib
    DivXEncoder.nib
    DivX Validator 5.0.5 Preferen#0
    DivX Doctor II Preferences
    com.divx.divxprefs.plist
    DivX Encoder.component
    DivX Decoder.component
    com.divxnetworks.AutoUpdate.7B63B2922B174135AFC0E1377DD81EC2.plist
    DivX Doctor II
    com.divxnetworks.7B63B2922B174135AFC0E1377DD81EC2.plist
    DivX Installer Log File
    DivXEncoder~.nib
    DivXEncoder.nib
    com.divxnetworks.AutoUpdate.7B63B2922B174135AFC0E1377DD81EC2.plist
    com.divxnetworks.Artwork.7B63B2922B174135AFC0E1377DD81EC2.plist
    DivX Validator Preferences
    DivX Decoder 5.2 Preferences
    DivX Decoder 5.1 Preferences
    DivX Doctor II Log.txt
    DivXEncoder~.nib
    DivX AVI 5.0.7 Preferences
    DivX 5.0a4 Preferences
    DivX Decoder.rsrc
    DivX Toolkit
    DivX
    DivX Decoder 5.0.7 Preferences
    DivX AVI 5.1 Preferences
  • afelena Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you for your help.
    I download de divx codec, but it doesn;t solve the problem. Perhaps, it could be a corrupt file, because, today I can open another file. The file come from an ultrasound machine that convert dicom images (a medicine file type) in uncompress avi.
    I will post wath happen in the nexts days.
  • senglund Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    This might work - it worked for me. I finally found an older version of Divx for Mac 6.0 (instead of 6.5 which is the latest). As soon as I removed the 6.5 codecs from the hd/library/quicktime folder and installed the 6.0 version all my files started working perfectly. Hope it helps - good luck.