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Old 18 Aug 2003, 06:41 AM   #1
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Some of my AVI files have been showing up without video, but with perfect sound! When I try opening them with QuickTime it gives me a message that it can't be played because the needed compressor cannot be found. I have both the latest Divx and 3ivx decompressors, and am getting very confused. Is there anything else out there that will help on OSX? I have tried Disk Doctor, but it doesn't help with the picture.

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Old 18 Aug 2003, 06:46 AM   #2
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If you have access to a PC, download and install virtualdub and check the "file information" to determine what codec was used to encode the video. The codec may not be compatible for the Macintosh platform.
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Do all codecs which are compatible with the Mac platform come with Divx and 3ivx?
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Divx and 3ivx are two codecs based on mpeg-4. Other codecs, such as XVID, I believe, do not support the Mac platform.
Obviously, the first step would be determining the exact codec used to encode the file, and then finding a Mac version for it if neccesary.
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install these ffmpegbased filters:
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Old 18 Aug 2003, 08:41 AM   #6
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UncasMS, I think I love you!
My avi files now work!!!

*Dances in celebration*
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glad to hear that

(the avi part of course )
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