Since I have updated to OS X Mavericks, QuickTime 10 will no longer play AVI files. Instead, it takes HOURS to convert them into MOV files. Obviously, this is annoying and not going to work.
I downloaded QuickTime 7, but I hate the look of it and would much prefer to watch video files in QuickTime 10, if it's still possible.
Is there a way to tell QuickTime to not convert AVI files to MOVs? Or was this removed with Mavericks?
I just figured out that Perian is actually the issue here. Apparently QuickTime never natively played AVI files, and using Perian is what allowed me to play them before. But Perian hasn't been updated for Mavericks support (it hasn't been updated in years), so now the files aren't playing.
I hope either Perian updates or someone comes up with a plugin like it to allow AVI files to play in QuickTime. Until then, I'll use VLC (despite it not being as clean as QuickTime 10).
While one day I might take the time to convert all of my older video files to MOVs or MP4s, it would be nice to be able to play them in QuickTime as I have up until now. VLC will have to suffice until then.