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iThinkMac
5th July 2007, 07:43 PM
Excuse my ignorance, but what's the best app to play .mpg files? Thanks!

iTM

Seon
5th July 2007, 07:44 PM
Quicktime, or MachineHead, amongst many others :-)

iThinkMac
5th July 2007, 07:56 PM
Quicktime??? Didn't think it would.

Seon
5th July 2007, 08:04 PM
Definitely does... you tried it?

iThinkMac
5th July 2007, 08:18 PM
Actually, I'm hard pressed to find a .mpg file!!! Just that a friend said it wouldn't open in QT.

denwol
5th July 2007, 08:33 PM
vlc plays anything

Joltman
5th July 2007, 08:34 PM
VLC for the win. If you feel like coughing up money QT pro + the Mpeg plugin

denwol
5th July 2007, 08:40 PM
VLC for the win. If you feel like coughing up money QT pro + the Mpeg plugin

vlc on mac runs just as well as the win version

patcanuck
5th July 2007, 09:39 PM
I love VLC and figure it is head and shoulders above anything else but things like MPlayerOSX will do the same sort of thing too :)

SyncMan
6th July 2007, 04:32 AM
The reason why a .mpg may not play is the CODEC or lack of, check...

1) Flash Player http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash or http://tinyurl.com/zgkz2

2) DIVX Player http://www.divx.com/

3) Flip4Mac http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/wmcomponents.mspx

4) VLC http://www.videolan.org/

5) RealPlayer http://www.real.com/ Click Free RealPlayer

Or choice one the below instead... (I don't know if replaces all of 1 to 5 above, so you need to check yourself.)

a) http://perian.org/

OR...

b) http://blog.twenty08.com/2006/12/27/codec-pack-for-all-the-new-mac-users/

NOT BOTH!

Silver
6th July 2007, 07:04 AM
Or it is corrupted in some way.

Joltman
6th July 2007, 07:27 AM
vlc on mac runs just as well as the win version

perhaps i should have said VLC FTW .. i have been using vlc daily on a mac for 2.5years. There are some things the mac version doesn't do as well as the windows ersion by they are in deep dark rarely used corners.