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Topic: Quicktime doesn't play AVI's?

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Old 10-14-2005, 08:31 PM
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Quicktime doesn't play AVI's?

Hey guys I know this may not sound like it has anything to do with the new iPod but please bare with me.

I want to use Quicktime Pro so I can convert all of my AVI's to an iPod compatible format via "export movie to ipod" but whenever I load an AVI it shows a white screen and then stops responding (so I have to end task). Am I wrong to assume that quicktime can handle AVI's? My only other option would be to use Discreet Cleaner to convert my movies to ipod compatibility but that's even more money.

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Old 10-14-2005, 08:51 PM
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arg you dont have avi's. You actually have divx rips that pose as avi files. intsall this and quicktime will play them. However, I am working on a tutorial to use a free and better program to export these movies. http://www.3ivx.com/download/macos.html



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is there a way to get those avi's to work on the ipod...cuz i dunno if u can update firm ware to work with divx avi's



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Old 10-14-2005, 09:28 PM
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Hey thanks a lot Blick, I'll check out that link. I'd be interested in that tutorial when you're done

Edit: Hey it does work for windows after all!

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Old 10-14-2005, 09:49 PM
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So I installed 3ivx and now it plays the movies with awesome qualit but there's no sound

It's times like these I wish I had a mac.

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Old 10-14-2005, 10:32 PM
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So I installed 3ivx and now it plays the movies with awesome qualit but there's no sound

It's times like these I wish I had a mac.

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Quicktime can't play vbr mp3s which is the most likely case for your movies. Either convert the movie's audio or forget quicktime.
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Old 10-15-2005, 12:53 AM
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Any tips on how to do that? *sigh* there HAS to be a way for me to get all of my avi's into quicktime so I can export them to ipod. Hopefully before it ships. I've looked into getting discreet cleaner but that costs more than my ipod and quicktime pro put together ($500+).

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Old 10-15-2005, 01:14 AM
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Any tips on how to do that? *sigh* there HAS to be a way for me to get all of my avi's into quicktime so I can export them to ipod. Hopefully before it ships. I've looked into getting discreet cleaner but that costs more than my ipod and quicktime pro put together ($500+).

-Edalgo
Psp Video 9 should work , unfortunately there's no real compatability test until one tests it on an ipod. Cnet posted a somewhat decent how-to a while ago for the program http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-11261_7....html?tag=tnav
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Old 10-15-2005, 01:41 AM
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Thanks Aloof, that looks like it might do the job. All it needs to do is convert what Ive got into a format that quicktime can recognize. After that it should just be a matter of using quicktime's "export movie to ipod" function.

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Old 10-15-2005, 06:25 AM
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When I tried 3ivx, the audio didn't work aswell. *sigh*

When you can import a .avi into PSPVideo9, it exports it as a .mp4, right? Can Quicktime read this?

Also, if your video is widescreen, when it's converted to something the iPod can read, will it be stretched to fit the screen?

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