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    Fix to open AVI files in Mac?

    What is the issue in my Mac? I am not able to play the .avi video files at all. Whenever I try to play I get the error message as “A required codec isn’t available”.

    What that means? I am trying to play the videos in Flip Player but it’s not working. Kindly provide me the solution for this problem? Thanks.

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    Re: Fix to open AVI files in Mac?

    Hi friend,

    If AVI files in your Mac not open then you need to convert the AVI files to another format which is Mac supported.

    ----> For converting AVI files to another supported format you must install the video converter in you Mac.

    Follow the below steps to opening the AVI files.

    1. Download and install the """ Total video converter """ in your mac.

    2. Now open the application which you installed.

    3. Click on the import option for adding the AVI files to application.

    4. Before pressing the convert choose the mode such Mac supported Mode.

    MP4,
    MPEG4,
    3GP,
    AAC,
    MV4 etc.


    5. After selecting press the option convert.

    6. Wait for few seconds until AVI file converted.

    Now go to the place where this converter file stored and view the AVI file now.

    Thank you.................

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    Re: Fix to open AVI files in Mac?

    Hi Friend ...

    How about you ???


    Generally VLC will open the AVI files but not as consistently as Quick Time Player

    AVI is not a file format

    It contains VIDEO FILE , AUDIO FILE AND THE CODECS

    In order to play the movie you need to install a set of codecs such as perian link below ..

    You can download it from


    www.perian.org/#download

    or else from Tao on the Google site .. Type Perian Download

    Tap on the second tab

    Then download PERIAN

    Download takes some time

    After downloading click on the Perain Prepage

    Then open icon PERIAN

    Set ... Automatically update

    Audio sound as DOUBLY PRO logic

    Then you can easily open your Videos ...





    ALL THE GOOD LUCK



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    Re: Fix to open AVI files in Mac?

    Hey, guy

    you cant directly open or play your avi files on Mac by default, you can download a VLC player (mac version) or install a plugin on your QuickTime (Perian – a QuickTime Component) to play them.

    Or, use a video converter to convert files from avi to an Mac friendly format such as mp4, mov or m4v.
    Convert avi files on mac, see http://www.ilikemall.com/how-to/conv...o-mov-mac.html

    Give it a try and let us know how it goes.


    Regards

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    Re: Fix to open AVI files in Mac?

    Dear Friend..

    Either, there might be an update issue or installation failure.
    Try to download the update as it requires a Codec's file. If you are succeeded to update then its good, and if there is no update then you must re-install this software.

    But, if the problem still persist, then the player you are using for video files are not compatible with your Mac OS.

    Kindly download these player which are 100% compatible with your Mac and AVI files as well:-

    1. VLC
    2. Mplayer
    3. Mac Blu-ray Player 2.1.0
    4. MPEG Streamclip 1.9.2
    5. Elmedia Player for Mac Pro 4.2

    Download these software's from this link:-
    http://en.softonic.com/s/avi-player:mac

    ​Thank you...

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    Re: Fix to open AVI files in Mac?

    Hello Guest..

    Kindly download these players for playing the avi videos file.

    1. AVI player for Mac — Mplayer
    2. Quick time player
    3. Mac Real Player
    4. VLC player for Mac.

    These are the players which supports and play avi videos without any issue and most compatible player with Mac OS as well,
    You can download these from the websites like softpedia and softonic.

    Thank you...

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    Re: Fix to open AVI files in Mac?

    you want to play the .avi file video in your Mac and you are facing a problem to play it.
    now error shown "A require codec is not available" mean , codec is not available to play .avi file in your Mac device.so your require to install the require codec to play .avi file
    For that solution , you can install the require codec or use some software to play the .avi file in your Mac device.

    Method 1

    Install require codec to play .avi file in Mac

    --> you have to install the quicktime codec in your Mac device
    --> you can also install the DivX codec to play .avi & divx media file

    Other quicktime component to play .avi file

    Perian
    Flip4Mac codec
    A52
    AC3
    3ivX


    Method 2

    Software to play .avi file in Mac

    VLC player for Mac
    Elmedia player for Mac
    window media player 9
    Mplayer

    Install software to play the .avi file

    --> Download & install the software
    --> select .avi file & open the file in that software
    --> .avi file will played in that software

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    Re: Fix to open AVI files in Mac?

    Dear User ......

    First of all i will tell you that the mac OS supports all the music format ..So if you unable to open the .AVI files ..So you should have a AVI player or other those who supports the AVI format file ....Here i will tell you some of the best .AVI software which can help you to open .AVI files :

    (1) ==> VLC PLAYER
    (2) ==> MAC REAL PLAYER
    (3) ==> MPLAYER
    (4) ==> MAC BLUE-RAY PLAYER
    (5) ==> QUICK TIME PLAYER

    So these all are the best PLAYER'S to open the .AVI files .....

    Hope you like that information ....
    Thank you .....

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    Re: Fix to open AVI files in Mac?

    Hello Friend

    First of all well it sounds like you need to check and make sure the AVI files themselves are not corrupted or bad.

    You will not using windows you will go form microsoft

    that is http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...displang=enand qstechnology=

    Now try to opening your AVI files with that. If you get the same error then you know it was the AVI files and not your Real Player program.

    If they work then there is something wrong with you Real player program.

    In my Point of you Real player is very very computer processor intensive and memory intensive.

    You will do one thing to make sure that real player only starts when you want it to and not when your computer boots up.

    If you have real player installed and running right click on it, go to view, then preferences, startup settings and uncheck enable start center.

    This is helpful to run your computer start faster and run better.


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    Re: Fix to open AVI files in Mac?

    my dear friend

    to open avi files in your mac then download video player in your devices
    then your problem will get slove.

    these are some player for download

    1) vlc player

    2)m player

    3) mac real player

    4)quick time player


    just download one of them

    hope this information help you

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    Re: Fix to open AVI files in Mac?

    HELLO SIR,

    I THINK THAT YOU ARE FACING THE CURRENT PROBLEM DUE TO THE ABSENCE OF THE MEDIA PLAYER FORE THE CURRENT AVI FORMAT THAT YOU WANT TO PLAY ON TO YOUR DEVICE.
    SO MY SUGGESTION TO YOU IS THAT YOU SHOULD HAVE TO DOWNLOAD ANY OTHER MEDIA PLAYER THAT CAN ABLE TO RUN THE .AVI FILES ON TO YOUR DEVICE.
    ACCORDING TO ME YOU HAVE ONE MORE OPTION THAT IS YOU CAN DOWNLOAD ANY MEDIA FORMAT CONVERTER.IT ALSO SOLVE YOUR QUERY.YOU SIMPLY HAVE TO CONVERT THE AVI FILE TO A FORMAT THAT IS COMPATIBLE TO YOUR AVAILABLE MEDIA PLAYER.

    SEE THE VIDEO::::::::>>>>>>>>>>



    ALSO SEE THE VIDEO:::::::::>>>>>>>



    THANK YOU.

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    Re: Fix to open AVI files in Mac?

    Hello friend,


    I have the solution for your problem just do as i say...........

    1.Firstly open any of your browser in your mac.

    2.Then you go to the website 'http://en.softonic.com/s/avi-player:mac'.

    3.From there you install the AVI Player in your mac.

    4.After downloading install it and you can play the AVI files in your Mac.

    5.Still you cannot able to play those videos install the Real player and convert the AVi files to another format.

    6.Then by using any player you can play that video.

    All the best...................

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    Re: Fix to open AVI files in Mac?

    Hello my Dear Friend ..


    You can Often open the AVI files using the """ VLC PLAYER """


    But not as consistent as the "" Quick Time Player ""

    AVI is generally not a File Format

    It is called the Container ... In side it you can see the

    <> Video File

    <> Audio File

    <> Codecs


    So generally to play all of these codecs you must first Install the " Perian "



    http://perian.org/#download



    ALL THE BEST

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    Re: Fix to open AVI files in Mac?

    Hi,
    Don't worry for AVI files open problem in mac system.
    You can avoid this by doing the below things.First of all turn on the mac system.After turn on browse the webpage and go to the softpedia website.Here search and download the media converter application.After download locate and install like other softwares.After install restart the mac system and open the application which you installed previously.After open tap the new task option.Now a new window will open to select the avi files.So,select the avi files and tap the done to load files to converter application.After locating select the other file format which is supported by mac and tap the convert option.That's it now you will able to view the avi files in other format.

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