AVI?DIVX on Mac OSX

Started Sep 7, 2012 | Discussions
mstecker
mstecker Contributing Member • Posts: 658
AVI?DIVX on Mac OSX

Can anyone recommend a way to play .avi or DIVX movie files on a Mac (OSX, Mountailn Lion)? I called Apple technical support and they recommended the free version of DIVX 7 for Mac:
http://www.divx.com/en/software/mac

However, this had distorted audio (two voices over-lapping) on an AVI file that played perfectly on my Windows computer in Media Player Classic and a stand-alone Philips DVD player.

I also wonder if Perian which is an add-on for QuickTime would work:
http://perian.en.softonic.com/mac

Or any other suggestions.
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Doug R Senior Member • Posts: 1,471
Re: AVI?DIVX on Mac OSX

VLC will do almost anything one of my first downloads on any system.

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-macosx.html
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(unknown member) Senior Member • Posts: 2,308
Re: AVI?DIVX on Mac OSX

Perian if you want to play within QuickTime (and I also install Flip4Mac for the odd WMV file). As Douglas R implies, VLC is often the better choice (playing stuff that QuickTime + Perian struggles with) but is a stand-alone application.

seho Contributing Member • Posts: 905
Re: AVI?DIVX on Mac OSX

Mouser wrote:

Perian if you want to play within QuickTime (and I also install Flip4Mac for the odd WMV file). As Douglas R implies, VLC is often the better choice (playing stuff that QuickTime + Perian struggles with) but is a stand-alone application.

Note that Perian development was recently stopped. It works well, for now, though.

Unless someone(s) take it up as a FOSS project...

nick101 Senior Member • Posts: 1,060
Re: AVI?DIVX on Mac OSX

VLC, as someone else has said, wroks

I prefer Movist (free) - I find the UI more comfortable

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Try MPlayerX from Mac AppStore

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putomax New Member • Posts: 22
Re: AVI?DIVX on Mac OSX

+ 1 for VLC

putomax New Member • Posts: 22
Re: AVI?DIVX on Mac OSX

also XBMC (though is more like a NICE media center)

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