video codec packs

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  1. emorphien

    emorphien New Member

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    I'm looking for a good video codec pack. I have the latest version of VLC and it was stuttering all the way playing a .mp4 whereas quicktime played it fine. I would rather use VLC for everything so I'm hoping to find some codecs that will run more smoothly with it.

    I don't know what to look for, I've gone through plenty on my Windows systems but haven't looked before for OS X and don't know what's best (nor have I found as many).
     
  2. DjShiznit

    DjShiznit Representing Deutschland, yah.

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    I don't think "codecs" exist for the Mac. I could be wrong, but as far as I know, you just have to load it up with whatever players you end up needing. If I am wrong, someone correct me because I still have a lot of videos I transfered from my PC to my MBP that, for one reason or another, don't play correctly.
     
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    I am thinking that might be the case, which is unfortunate. :sad2:

    Good thing I didn't switch, I just added a mac to my collection.
     
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    emorphien New Member

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    :rofl: I love that attitude. I've been using macs for years (in fact longer than I have Windows). I'm not stopping anything and I'm not a hardcore gamer. Macs are nice, but so is Windows. Both have their pros and cons.

    That also doesn't help me any btw.
     
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    emorphien New Member

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    It runs fine in quicktime, so I suspect it is a codec incompatibility. I've seen pretty similar issues on other operating systems (incl Windows) where codecs and video formats play nice with one media player but not another.

    Damn and I figured VLC would do everything ok heh. I could begrudgingly use quicktime if it would play in full screen mode.
     
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    the 2 you need -
    popwire - which does .WMV in quicktime (and front row)
    divx - from www.divx.com, they have a UB binary that works in FR too
     
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    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    3ivx.com's codec seems to play both divx and their format :dunno: used it as a convenient quicktime plugin when vlc wouldn't play a file (a rare occasion indeed).

    BTW, whatever VLC won't play, mplayer usually will. mplayer + VLC + Quicktime = any video, basically.
     

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