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Old May 23rd, 2006, 12:06 PM   #1
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What type of video format can a mac read??

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Under Quicktime with the help of plugins such as DivX and Flip4Mac you can play:

AVI (DivX, Xvid, h.263, h.264, indeo, just about anything else you can throw at it), MPG, MPEG Layer 2, MPEG Layer 4, WMV, ASF, 3vix, MOV (of course), um yea I can't think of a single video format I'm not able to play under Quicktime.

Then there's Flash video that seems to be popular in websites these days

There's Real Video of course

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Old May 23rd, 2006, 01:44 PM   #4
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VLC can do just about anything .. there are a few formats it doesn't handle (like some of the proprietary WMV type stuff).

dona83: I can think of a few formats that quicktime doesn't play (especially without having to pay $$ for extra codecs)... but VLC does for the most part and it's free. fourcc is the one format that comes to mind that VLC doesn't do on OSX though
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I have VLC installed on my Mac in case I run into any formats that don't play in Quicktime, or in case I want to set up quick video playlists, but otherwise I prefer and love Quicktime.
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QT doesn't read DVD. That I know. Does VLC also encode?
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Well duh there's the DVD player or Front Row, must I get into specifics?
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Old May 23rd, 2006, 02:34 PM   #8
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Every Mac with DVD capabilities comes with DVD Player.
VLC will read Video_TS folders, probably a DVD too.

VLC is a player only.
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