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Make iTunes 6 accept non-native video formats
Authored by: jiclark on Oct 17, '05 12:26:28PM

Related but tangential question:

I've been downloading .avi files for some time now, but QT7 won't play them; I get a dialog saying something about missing components. I go to the QT website, but there's nothing obvious there to download to make .avi files playable. Any help here as what I need to install to get them to play?

I've been happily using VLC, but it seems like it might be nice if QT wasn't thrown off by these files. Plus, then I could use this hint to it's fullest!

Many TIA,
John-o



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Make iTunes 6 accept non-native video formats
Authored by: Makosuke on Oct 17, '05 12:48:24PM

You need to install the DivX codec (divx.com--I'd get the beta of v6 if you're using QT 7, as v5 has some cosmetic issues with QT7), and probably the 3ivX codec as well--the latter isn't required, but with those two you can play just about anything.



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Make iTunes 6 accept non-native video formats
Authored by: jiclark on Oct 18, '05 10:26:09AM

Hey, thanks for the reply, but the Divx site is less than helpful. I finally found the OS X free version, 5.2.1, but the 6 beta that you mention is nowhere to be found (at least by me). Can you help me out one more time with this?



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Make iTunes 6 accept non-native video formats
Authored by: hibou on Oct 19, '05 11:50:07AM

get it from http://download.divx.com/labs/DivXFusionBeta3.dmg



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Also add the AC3 codec just in case
Authored by: elmimmo on Oct 18, '05 12:05:50AM

Just for the sake of completeness, besides, as suggested, the DivX codec from divx.com, note that some avi movies contain audio in Dolby Digital 5.1 (codenamed AC3 or AC52), which Mac OS X does not come with an appropriate codec either.

In order to be able to hear the track of those movies you will also need the AC3 QuickTime component from http://www.insaneness.com/



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