View Full Version : Quicktime wont play file

3rd August 2009, 09:30 AM

So I finally have my MacBook Pro :D

I am trying to play an .avi file (well at least that is what I think it is - the file name ends in .avi) and Quicktime is not working. It then directs me to this site. Apple - QuickTime - QuickTime Components (http://www.apple.com/quicktime/resources/components.html?os=OSX&ctype=696d6463&csubtype=58564944)

Do you know what I can do to get Quicktime to play my file? :blushed:

3rd August 2009, 09:38 AM
The AVI file is probably encoded with a compression codec which Quicktime can't use. Download and install Perian (http://perian.org/) to load up QT with a heap of commonly used codecs.

3rd August 2009, 09:44 AM
You might also like to try VLC:
VLC media player for Mac OS X (http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-macosx.html)

3rd August 2009, 09:46 AM
Thanks I downloaded the VLC Player cause I have used it before and it worked perfectly :)

3rd August 2009, 10:02 AM
By using Perian however you enable support for those codecs throughout the OS and anything which relies on Quicktime (such as iTunes and finder's quick-look feature).