QuickTime can’t play my .avi file!

It’s probably because you didn’t install the correct codec.

Windows users probably knows about the K-Lite Codec Pack? In the simple and elegant world of Mac OS X, we have The Perian! It’s “The Swiss Army Knife for QuickTime(tm)”. I don’t know what that means, but I do know that ever since it was created I have dumped every codecs (except for the Apple mpeg2 codec) I have in my Mac OS X.

Just install it.

Alternatively, you can also use the VLC Media Player to play most video files, and especially those that aren’t standard compliant.

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