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30th July 2005, 01:47 PM
Hey all,

I'm trying to view a video tutorial (on my G4 ibook) but my apparent lack of the correct Quicktime plugin(s) means I only get sound. I've downloaded some plugins from the updates page but they haven't made any difference.
Any advice for this novice would be greatly appreciated.



30th July 2005, 02:12 PM
Give VLC a try. It is an alternative to the Quicktime player, and is renowned for being able to play many things Quicktime cannot.


30th July 2005, 02:17 PM
yep. If it's not a quicktime movie (.mov) then don't use quicktime to play it. VLC or mplayer OSX are both far better (than the free quicktime player at least) and you can even add real media codecs to them.

The Fluffy Duck
31st July 2005, 01:55 PM
or use winamp which is even more universal..........doh

31st July 2005, 02:13 PM
Originally posted by The Fluffy Duck@Jul 31 2005, 01:55 PM
or use winamp which is even more universal..........doh
Umm, correct me if i am wrong, but WINamp is for WINDOWS only. JH is trying to view the file on his G4 iBook, thus why reccomend Winamp? Wake up to yourself!

31st July 2005, 04:00 PM
Winamp? uhhhh 1999 called dude, and they want their software back.

Meanwhile, winamp jokes aside (I'm just messing with you fluffy duck) head to http://videolan.org and grab VLC Media Player, you can't go wrong with it

3rd August 2005, 03:22 PM
Many thanks for the advice guys, VLC did the trick.