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Mac mini for multiple video formats
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Sep 21, 2007, 01:39 PM
 
I'm a Mac nooob. What are the recommended things to install / setup so that I can play multiple video formats? If possible I would like to do this using either FrontRow or the AppleTV applescript from jonandnic dot com � Blog Archive � Turning a Mac Mini into an AppleTV.

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Sep 21, 2007, 02:40 PM
 
Vlc
     
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Sep 21, 2007, 03:03 PM
 
Perian covers most things (and is a qt component unlike VLC). Flip4Mac is essential. In general if you're in-touch enough to have the esoteric formats that aren't covered by those, you're in-touch enough to find the codecs too (if they exist; you won't find some things for mac, notably DRM WMV)
     
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Sep 21, 2007, 09:25 PM
 
Thanks for the tips ... What are the advantages of being a QT component? Better integration with Front Row?
     
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Yes, and better integration with OS X in general.
     
   
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