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How to Play AVI in QuickTime

Can’t play AVI in QuickTime with a lack of a necessary codec? It's a common problem. AVI files differ in video & audio codecs. Only a part of video and audio codecs in AVI files can be recognized with QuickTime. In this case, you may want to install a QuickTime AVI plugin for a smooth playback on the player. Perian is a free QuickTime component that can let you play various popular video formats (including AVI) not natively supported by QuickTime. However, it’s pity that Perian for QuickTime has no longer been maintained and updated.

Here, I’ll introduce another feasible solution to let you play AVI with QuickTime smoothly. That’s to convert AVI to QuickTime natively-supported format with a professional AVI to QuickTime MOV converter - Wondershare Video Converter ( Video Converter for Mac ). With it, you're free to play any AVI file in QuickTime player.

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1 Load AVI files

After installation, just open this app to enter into its default interface. Then, in the top left hand corner of this app’s interface, click the “Add Files” button to import the AVI files you want from the computer. Or, directly open the folder to find your favorite AVI files, and then drag these target files to this program.

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2 Select MOV as the output format

In the Output Format panel, open this app’s output format window by either hitting the drop-down format list or hitting the format image. Then just select MOV, QuickTime natively-supported format, from the “Video” category.

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3 Start video conversion

Just perform video conversion by pressing "Convert" button in the bottom right hand corner of the current user interface. When all of these tasks are finished, there will be a note popping up and prompting you.

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4 Play converted files in QuickTime

Quickly find these converted files by pressing the “Open Folder” button at the bottom of the current interface, and then drag them into QuickTime player to play. You’ll find these files can be played without quality loss.

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More Tips:

Besides QuickTime, you can try another media player which gives you the most flexibility for playing your media content. Here Wondershare Player is highly recommended. It almost covers a full range of video, DVDs, audio formats including AVI, FVL, WMV, MPEG, MP4, MTS, MKV, WMA, AAC and much more. Moreover, the intelligent features will give you theater-like experience like never before. Now download this AVI player and have a try!

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