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Play and recode AVIs encoded with Intel Indeo codecs Apps
Apple provides downloads for Intel's Indeo Video 3, 4, and 5 codecs for QuickTime in their Knowledge Base.

However, these codecs only work under OS 9, and therefore, only on PowerPC Macs. There are no OS X versions and none of Windows Media Player, Real Player, VLC, or MPlayer seem to be able to play these files.

The only workaround on PowerPC Macs (as described in the Knowledge Base Articles) is to launch the QuickTime Player under Classic. You'll then be able to play and export the movie, if QuickTime and the above-mentioned codecs are installed. On Intel Macs, of course, an installed Windows environment (via either Boot Camp or Parallels) can be used to play back these files.
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Play and recode AVIs encoded with Intel Indeo codecs
Authored by: rspeed on Oct 06, '06 08:50:58AM

This would probably work in SheepShaver as well, for those who don't want to pay for (or steal) Windows.



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Play and recode AVIs encoded with Intel Indeo codecs
Authored by: sd on Oct 06, '06 11:06:39AM

it is a pity that neither Apple nor Intel has released Indeo codecs for Mac OS X!



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Play and recode AVIs encoded with Intel Indeo codecs
Authored by: JJCortes on Oct 06, '06 02:19:17PM

There is a problem : readind the Apple doc, you must to switch to Mac OS 9, but how can you switch to Mac OS 9 when your Power PC Mac can't reboot to Mac OS 9 ? Same thing with Macintel ?



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Play and recode AVIs encoded with Intel Indeo codecs
Authored by: Kesh on Oct 06, '06 07:36:26PM

It should also work under Classic mode. I'll try this out this weekend, though I expect I'll lose so much quality off the videos it won't be worth the time to convert them..



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Play and recode AVIs encoded with Intel Indeo codecs
Authored by: chyna4xena on Oct 08, '06 07:42:24PM

The codecs do indeed work under Classic; I have been using them that way for years.



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Play and recode AVIs encoded with Intel Indeo codecs
Authored by: luomat on Oct 06, '06 04:55:16PM

Don't you need Quicktime Pro to export those?



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Play and recode AVIs encoded with Intel Indeo codecs
Authored by: magir on Oct 09, '06 03:25:08PM

Sorry for the inprecise hint: I indeed meant Classic and not "booting OS9". So "yes," it also works and Classic and also "yes" you'll need Quicktime Pro in order to use the export functionality.



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Play and recode AVIs encoded with Intel Indeo codecs
Authored by: nickp on Oct 14, '06 11:09:04PM

I'd be curious to hear people's suggestions for the best way to re-code such videos. I have quite a few and am worried that eventually (in 10 years or so) neither classic nor any of the various intel platforms will support them. Obviously, there's a quality issue ...



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