why cannot open .avi at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Apple / Mac Post Production Solutions > Final Cut Suite

Final Cut Suite
Discussing the editing of all formats with FCS, FCP, FCE


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old April 27th, 2009, 11:43 AM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Barcelona España
Posts: 32
why cannot open .avi

I´m not sure to be in the right forum????????

The issue is that I cannot open any arquive with this .avi file. I tried to convert it in stremclip but also doesn´t work, total black.

So I cannot open any downloaded film finished with this extension, which are most of them. Can anybody give me a clue?



final cut pro 6.04
MACOS X LEOPARD 10.5.6
2.8 GHZ INTEL CORE 2 DUO
2GB 800M DDR 2 SDRAM
Alioshka Pakareva is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 27th, 2009, 12:08 PM   #2
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia (formerly Winnipeg, Manitoba) Canada
Posts: 4,087
Probably missing the encoding codec. Perhaps it's DIVX or something?
__________________
Shaun C. Roemich Road Dog Media - Vancouver, BC - Videographer - Webcaster
www.roaddogmedia.ca Blog: http://roaddogmedia.wordpress.com/
Shaun Roemich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 27th, 2009, 12:40 PM   #3
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: New York City
Posts: 2,615
Download the free program Perian, Perian - The swiss-army knife of QuickTime components. It adds a number of avi and other codecs to QuickTime that might help you out.

VLC is a great, near universal, video file viewer that's free as well. However there are some avi files that use highly unusual codecs that are only viewable with specialized hardware installed in the computer. I have encountered this with security camera video files.
__________________
William Hohauser - New York City
Edit/Camera/DCP production/Animation
William Hohauser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 28th, 2009, 02:59 PM   #4
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Barcelona España
Posts: 32
codecs worked out!

thanks so much to both of you!!!
Alioshka Pakareva is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Apple / Mac Post Production Solutions > Final Cut Suite

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:34 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network