How to Play AVI on Mountain Lion
" I just upgraded to Mountain Lion. I can no longer play my AVI movie files with quicktime. Will this error be fixed in mountain lion? "
Can't play AVI on Mountain Lion? I know many people have the same problem as the man above. Even since they updated to Mountain Lion, they can no longer play AVI files with QuickTime. Normally, QuickTime can't play some files like AVI. You need to install some plugins such as Perian etc. However, when the computer is updated to Mountain Lion, these plugins aren't compatible with Mountain Lion any more. Well, is there any way to play AVI on Mountain Lion? Of course, the answer is yes. Below are some solutions:
Solution one: Play AVI on Mountain Lion still with your own QuickTime (QuickTime X 10)
You need to uninstall some QuickTime components. Just uninstall DivX, Flip4mac, Perian one by one, and then restart the computer after each one. Next, re-install Flip4mac and Perian and reboot your Mac again. Now, reload your AVI to QuickTime for a try. If it doesn't still work, you can go to MacintoshHD/Library/QuickTime to find and delete the extra XviD or 3ivX codecs there. Surely, you can play AVI files in QuickTime again on the Mountain Lion.
Solution Two: Play AVI on Mountain Lion with QuickTime 7
Some Mountain Lion users find they can play AVI with QuickTime 7 but not QuickTime X. Actually, QuickTime Player 7 supports old media formats better than the recent version QuickTime 10. So if you don't mind installing QuickTime 7, just play AVI on Mountain Lion with QuickTime 7 instead of your original QuickTime 10.0 or later.
Solution Three: Play AVI on Mountain Lion with Wondershare Player
In fact, if you don't want to use QuickTime any more, try other media players for Mountain Lion- Wondershare Player. It's a free and easy-to-use program, which can play all audio and video formats on both Mac and platform. It also supports subtitle files. You can directly add subtitles to a movie without captions. In my opinion, it's the most powerful media player. You can try it.
Solution Four: Convert AVI to a QuickTime-compatible format on Mountain Lion
If you get used to using the newest QuickTime X, but have trouble with Solution one, there is another feasible way for you to enjoy your AVI media content in QuickTime. The trick is to convert AVI to a QuickTime-compatible format using the intuitive Video Converter for Mac . This smart app makes it easy to convert almost any popular video format to any video or audio format for various devices and applications. To convert AVI to a friendly format for QuickTime, you can select MOV as the output format, just converting AVI to MOV on Moutain Lion. See more tips from here >>
Also, you can refer to a video tutorial:
Note: You can also play AVI on the DVD player in your bedroom etc, as long as you burn AVI to DVD.
And if your Perian doesn't work on Mountain Lion, you can try a smart Perian alternative for Mountain Lion.