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Reading avi files on the iMac

Postby Clayton » Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:40 am

I recently bought a 27" iMac and so far I am liking it. I am slowly learning how to use and recently came across a problem. All my video clips are .avi files and when I went to look at them on the mac, it wouldn't open them. I had to download a program called vic 2.2.3 to convert. It converts each clip to a .mov file and then will read it. Am I going to have to convert all my clips to .mov to read or is there something I am missing. Like I say, I am still on a learning curve with the iMac. Help appreciated.
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Re: Reading avi files on the iMac

Postby Kent Frost » Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:56 am

You might try Elmedia Player. I have no personal experience with it, but it's compatible with 10.7 or later.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/elmedia ... 9555?mt=12

Now as far as editing, you might have to convert them.
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Re: Reading avi files on the iMac

Postby Steve Grisetti » Thu Jun 09, 2016 6:10 am

The biggest challenge in working with AVIs on any computer is that AVI is just an envelope for your file. What matters is the codec that composes the AVI -- and that can be any thousands of possible codecs.

Open the AVI in the free download Media Info and it should give you a report on the file, including the file's codec. If it's a DV-AVI, like the kind produced when video is captured from a miniDV camcorder, then it's not that hard to deal with. A number of Mac-based editors (like Premiere Pro and Premiere Elements) will edit DV-AVIs on a Mac. But if it's another AVI type (say a Divx AVI) then it's more of a challenge to edit.

But programs like VLC Media Player (another free download) should be able to play nearly all video formats on Macs and PCs.
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Re: Reading avi files on the iMac

Postby Clayton » Tue Jun 21, 2016 2:09 pm

Thank you Kent Frost. The Elmedia player was just what I needed. :exc:
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Re: Reading avi files on the iMac

Postby Kent Frost » Tue Jun 21, 2016 2:22 pm

Clayton wrote:Thank you Kent Frost. The Elmedia player was just what I needed. :exc:

Awesome! Glad it worked for you!
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