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Allan Hise
2005-03-06, 23:44
On Sun, 6 Mar 2005, Michael Peters wrote:

> On Sun, 6 Mar 2005 17:36:56 -0500, Sally Shears <sallyshears (AT) gmail (DOT) com> wrote:
> > Hmm... On my Mac OS X, looking at an AVI file (plays in VLC, not in
> > QuickTime), I see:
> >
> > $file xyz.avi
> > xyz.avi: RIFF (little-endian) data, AVI
> >
> > So, it still won't tell me what I really want to know: Which
> > application should I use to lay the file.
> >
> > Ugh.
>
> If it's AVI then I'm guessing the video is divx and you actually may
> be able to play it in QuickTime if you install the DivX plugin for
> QuickTime.
>
> http://www.divx.com/divx/mac/

Or try VLC. It will play a lot of files that Quicktime can't.
You can find them at the usual spots, like www.macupdate.com

Allan