why quicktime can not play avi file divx codec?

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I want play avi file divx with Quick time but can not, any one can tell me how can do that, thanks reply



Try going to “http://www.divx.com/divx/download/index.php” and get the divx for mac os x. Also 39vx.com has a codec that works, but both “divx for mac” and “3ivx 4.5” codecs can not be used at the same time, just one or the other. reply

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As you know AVI is a container format, not a specific type of file. When QuickTime opens an .AVI file, it checks to see which codecs were used to encode the audio and video tracks within it. For example, an .AVI file may contain a video track encoded in the Cinepak codec and an audio track encoded with the ALaw 2:1 codec. If both the audio and the video were compressed using a codec that QuickTime can use, the file will play normally. If the audio or video or both were created using codecs that QuickTime cannot use, you may see a message like the following:

“QuickTime is missing the software needed to perform this operation. Unfortunately, it is not available on the QuickTime server”

A quick and effective solution to playing AVI video clips on QuickTime player is to change AVI to QuickTime highly compatible video formats like MOV, MP4, M4V, etc. So, you can open and view AVI on Mac OS X easily. Plus, it’s also available for you to transfer and share the AVI files with other Apple devices.

That’s where Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac comes in: It supports converting all AVI files to QuickTime natively supported media format on Mac OS X (Mavericks and Mountain Lion included) with fast encoding speed and without quality loss. Besides AVI, it can also transcode more video file formats like MTS, MXF, MKV, VOB, FLV, etc to QuickTime playable video. reply

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