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Quicktime 7 doesn't play .avi
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Sep 18, 2005, 10:13 AM
 
I bought a new Mac (I'm a Mac newbie, this is my first Mac) I got a few .avi files that I wanna see and Quicktime 7 doesn't plays them. What codecs do I need?
     
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Sep 18, 2005, 10:24 AM
 
VLC says
"main: no suitable decoder module for fourcc `WMV3'.
VLC probably does not support this sound or video format."
     
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Sep 18, 2005, 10:28 AM
 
Originally Posted by Luisc
VLC says
"main: no suitable decoder module for fourcc `WMV3'.
VLC probably does not support this sound or video format."
Then you are out of luck...it's probably using the latest and greatest WMV codecs.
     
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Sep 18, 2005, 10:31 AM
 
So I can't watch that video on my Mac??
     
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Sep 18, 2005, 10:37 AM
 
MPlayer 1.0pre8 rc4...try that player and see if your file works.
     
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Sep 18, 2005, 10:38 AM
 
It would seem that way.

Why not send a thankyou email: [email protected] ?
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Sep 18, 2005, 10:49 AM
 
Originally Posted by Luisc
So I can't watch that video on my Mac??
If Windows Media Player can not play it, then you can't watch it on your Mac.

http://www.microsoft.com/mac/otherpr...d=windowsmedia
     
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Sep 18, 2005, 10:51 AM
 
Doesn't work rickey...
     
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Sep 18, 2005, 10:58 AM
 
AVI is ridiculous. It's a single filename extension that represents a gajillion differing file formats.
Grr
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Sep 18, 2005, 11:05 AM
 
Guys can you see this video. Is a video of the iPod nano this is the one that I can't play.

http://homepage.mac.com/dponting/.Public/nano.avi
     
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Sep 18, 2005, 11:10 AM
 
Originally Posted by Luisc
Guys can you see this video. Is a video of the iPod nano this is the one that I can't play.

http://homepage.mac.com/dponting/.Public/nano.avi
Nope, can't view it. Do you know what it's supposed to be? iPod nano TV ad or something?
     
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Sep 18, 2005, 11:12 AM
 
Nah is a guy that record his iPod nano with his digi cam. I saw it at Neowin.net
     
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Sep 18, 2005, 05:41 PM
 
yeah, neither of those support WMV3 in avi...yet
     
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Sep 18, 2005, 07:31 PM
 
Popped it open on my PC. Don't worry, its not that exciting of a video. Just a guy showing the edges of the nano.

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