Can`t play my .Avi movie with Quicktime

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First of all, english is not my first language, so ignore the mistakes.
I downloaded by torrent 3 files, to convert them and put them in my iPod. The first file went well, converted it and it`s working. But the second and third file, even though are also .avi, cannot be played in quicktime or converted by any ipod movie converter, but can be played with the VLC. Is there anyway to make this avi turn into the “real” avi so I can convert it to my ipod?

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07-07-2009 11:11 AM
Augusto2112
6 posts

What does VLC say the codec is? Under tools, codec information.
If you’re in luck it might be something that’s part of Perian which you can download. A conversion will likely be needed to put onto the ipod. reply

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07-07-2009 11:21 AM
carrot

I didn`t found the tools in the VLC... But I already installed Perian today when I was seaching an answer for my problem, and it still didn`t worked. =/ reply

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07-07-2009 11:47 AM
Augusto2112
6 posts

It sounds as if the second and third files are encoded with some other video/audio codec than the first file. You should try a program like MediaInfo to find out precise how these files were encoded (avi is a general multimedia file container, and can contain hundreds of different formats internally). reply

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07-07-2009 07:03 PM
Bjarne
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Here`s what I found out with the MediaInfo:


1 file:
General
Count : 257
Count of stream of this kind : 1
Kind of stream : General
Kind of stream : General
Stream identifier : 0
Count of video streams : 1
Count of audio streams : 1
Video_Format_List : MPEG-4 Visual
Video_Format_WithHint_List : MPEG-4 Visual (DivX 3 Low)
Codecs Video : DivX 3 Low
Audio_Format_List : MPEG Audio
Audio_Format_WithHint_List : MPEG Audio (MP3)
Audio codecs : MPEG-1 Audio layer 3
File name : 101 - The First One
File extension : avi
Format : AVI
Format : AVI
Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave
Format/Extensions usually used : avi
Interleaved : No
Codec : AVI
Codec : AVI
Codec/Info : Audio Video Interleave
Codec/Extensions usually used : avi
File size : 146286592
File size : 140 MiB
File size : 140 MiB
File size : 140 MiB
File size : 140 MiB
File size : 139.5 MiB
Duration : 1736760
Duration : 28mn 56s
Duration : 28mn 56s 760ms
Duration : 28mn 56s
Duration : 00:28:56.760
Overall bit rate : 673836
Overall bit rate : 674 Kbps
Stream size : 2812586
Stream size : 2.68 MiB (2%)
Stream size : 3 MiB
Stream size : 2.7 MiB
Stream size : 2.68 MiB
Stream size : 2.682 MiB
Stream size : 2.68 MiB (2%)
Proportion of this stream : 0.01923
Writing application : Nandub v1.0rc2
Writing library : Nandub build 1853/release
Writing library : Nandub build 1853/release

Video
Count : 144
Count of stream of this kind : 1
Kind of stream : Video
Kind of stream : Video
Stream identifier : 0
ID : 0
ID : 0
Format : MPEG-4 Visual
Codec ID : DIV3
Codec ID/Hint : DivX 3 Low
Codec ID/Url : http://www.divx.com
Codec : DIV3
Codec : DivX 3 Low
Codec/Family : MPEG-4V
Codec/Url : http://www.divx.com
Codec/CC : DIV3
Codec settings, Packet bitstream : No
Duration : 1736760
Duration : 28mn 56s
Duration : 28mn 56s 760ms
Duration : 28mn 56s
Duration : 00:28:56.760
Bit rate : 532881
Bit rate : 533 Kbps
Width : 400
Width : 400 pixels
Height : 288
Height : 288 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 1.389
Display aspect ratio : 1.389
Frame rate : 25.000
Frame rate : 25.000 fps
Frame count : 43419
Resolution : 24
Resolution : 24 bits
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.185
Delay : 0
Stream size : 115685846
Stream size : 110 MiB (79%)
Stream size : 110 MiB
Stream size : 110 MiB
Stream size : 110 MiB
Stream size : 110.3 MiB
Stream size : 110 MiB (79%)
Proportion of this stream : 0.79082

Audio
Count : 122
Count of stream of this kind : 1
Kind of stream : Audio
Kind of stream : Audio
Stream identifier : 0
ID : 1
ID : 1
Format : MPEG Audio
Format version : Version 1
Format profile : Layer 3
Format settings : Joint stereo
Codec ID : 55
Codec ID/Hint : MP3
Codec ID/Url : http://www.iis.fraunhofer.de/amm/index.html
Codec : MPA1L3
Codec : MPEG-1 Audio layer 3
Codec/CC : 55
Codec profile : Joint stereo
Duration : 1736760
Duration : 28mn 56s
Duration : 28mn 56s 760ms
Duration : 28mn 56s
Duration : 00:28:56.760
Bit rate mode : CBR
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 128000
Bit rate : 128 Kbps
Channel(s) : 2
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Sampling rate : 48000
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
SamplingCount : 83364480
Resolution : 16
Resolution : 16 bits
Delay : 0
Video delay : 0
Video0 delay : 0
Stream size : 27788160
Stream size : 26.5 MiB (19%)
Stream size : 27 MiB
Stream size : 27 MiB
Stream size : 26.5 MiB
Stream size : 26.50 MiB
Stream size : 26.5 MiB (19%)
Proportion of this stream : 0.18996
Alignment : Aligned
Alignment : Aligned on interleaves
Interleave, duration : 0.60
Interleave, duration : 24
Interleave, duration : 24 ms (0.60 video frame)
Interleave, preload duration : 480
Interleave, preload duration : 480 ms
Writing library : LAME3.89 (beta)
Writing library : LAME3.89 (beta)


2 and 3 files:
General
Count : 257
Count of stream of this kind : 1
Kind of stream : General
Kind of stream : General
Stream identifier : 0
Count of video streams : 1
Count of audio streams : 1
Video_Format_List : MPEG-4 Visual
Video_Format_WithHint_List : MPEG-4 Visual (XviD)
Codecs Video : XviD
Audio_Format_List : Vorbis
Audio_Format_WithHint_List : Vorbis
Audio codecs : Vorbis
Audio_Language_List : English
File name : 201 - The One With Ross' New Girlfriend
File extension : avi
Format : OGG
Format : OGG
Codec : OGG
Codec : OGG
File size : 145436074
File size : 139 MiB
File size : 139 MiB
File size : 139 MiB
File size : 139 MiB
File size : 138.7 MiB
Duration : 1315629
Duration : 21mn 55s
Duration : 21mn 55s 629ms
Duration : 21mn 55s
Duration : 00:21:55.629
Overall bit rate : 884359
Overall bit rate : 884 Kbps

Video
Count : 144
Count of stream of this kind : 1
Kind of stream : Video
Kind of stream : Video
Stream identifier : 0
ID : 0
ID : 0 (0x0)
Format : MPEG-4 Visual
Codec ID : XVID
Codec ID/Hint : XviD
Codec ID/Url : http://mediaarea.net/XVID
Codec : XVID
Codec : XviD
Codec/Family : MPEG-4V
Codec/Info : XviD project
Codec/Url : http://www.xvid.org/Downloads.15.0.html
Duration : 1315640
Duration : 21mn 55s
Duration : 21mn 55s 640ms
Duration : 21mn 55s
Duration : 00:21:55.640
Width : 480
Width : 480 pixels
Height : 352
Height : 352 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 1.364
Display aspect ratio : 4/3
Frame rate : 25.000
Frame rate : 25.000 fps
Frame count : 32891
Writing library : Xiphophorus libVorbis I 20011217
Writing library : libVorbis 1.0 RC3 (UTC 2001-12-17)
Writing library/Name : libVorbis
Writing library/Version : 1.0 RC3
Writing library/Date : UTC 2001-12-17

Audio
Count : 122
Count of stream of this kind : 1
Kind of stream : Audio
Kind of stream : Audio
Stream identifier : 0
ID : 1
ID : 1 (0x1)
Format : Vorbis
Format settings, Floor : 1
Codec : Vorbis
Codec : Vorbis
Codec/Family : Vorbis
Codec/Url : http://www.vorbis.com
Codec settings, Floor : 1
Duration : 1315629
Duration : 21mn 55s
Duration : 21mn 55s 629ms
Duration : 21mn 55s
Duration : 00:21:55.629
Channel(s) : 2
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Sampling rate : 48000
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
SamplingCount : 63150192
Replay gain : 1.00
Replay gain : 1.00 dB
Writing library : Xiphophorus libVorbis I 20011217
Writing library : libVorbis 1.0 RC3 (UTC 2001-12-17)
Writing library/Name : libVorbis
Writing library/Version : 1.0 RC3
Writing library/Date : UTC 2001-12-17
Language : en
Language : English

I saw that the first file is a DivX codec, and the second and third is a Xvid. How can I convert one to another in a mac? reply

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07-07-2009 10:41 PM
Augusto2112
6 posts

Weird that perian didn’t work
First file was divx 3, second and third seem xvid. Perian should decode all those.

Try xvid component binary instead
http://n.ethz.ch/student/naegelic/download/

If all else fails, try divx
http://www.divx.com reply

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07-08-2009 12:30 AM
carrot

Looking again, I realize the problem is that the second file is .OGG
I`m trying to find a converter of OGG to AVI for Mac but no luck till now =/ reply

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07-08-2009 09:08 AM
Augusto2112
6 posts

good eye. I overlooked it as you mentioned not being able to view video.
you could try some ffmpeg commands. not too sure on syntax reply

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07-08-2009 06:02 PM
carrot

as I know, avi files including a few video encoding format,such as divx, xvid ,etc, so I the quicktime can’t support some video encoding format of avi files.you need convert the avi to another formats reply

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07-08-2009 09:23 PM
sanjun
146 posts

quicktime support MOV file,
you can google a converter. reply

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07-31-2010 03:15 AM
freeconverer
2 posts

You can either use Windows Media Player to play the avi files, or convert it to mov that is supported by QuickTime. reply

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08-03-2010 02:45 AM
loong
50 posts

QuickTime only natively plays AVI files encoded with Motion JPEG; QuickTime won’t play AVI videos encoded with DivX, XviD, WMV and other video codecs.

In order to play any video and audio encoded AVI files in any version of QuickTime and Mac OS X or Windows, a recommended solution is to convert AVI to QuickTime more supported video format like MOV or MP4 with some AVI to QuickTime Converter.

iDealshare VideoGo is just the right AVI to QuickTime Conversion app. It can easily convert AVI to QuickTime supported MOV or MP4 video format, it even supports converting AVI to QuickTime supported audio format like MP3, AIFF, M4A and etc. reply

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marieballance
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