Dose QuickTime play AVI?
Q: My QuickTime player does not play.avi files and says I need a codec. I can play no .avi files on QuickTime. How could I fix this because I want to play these files with QuickTime? Is there any QuickTime AVI plugin?
Q: I try to open up an AVI file I have stored on my computer but it just won't open. It can play nothing but a blank screen and the time slot. I can't read the error message because it comes up too fast. What is wrong? I thought it could play normal files. Is there a codec pack or something I need to install?
AVI is one of the most popular video formats that is used worldwide. However, there are still many users complaining that QuickTime can't play AVI videos. So, can QuickTime play AVI? If you have the same question, please keep reading. In the following paragraphs, I will explain why sometimes AVI cannot be played and how to solve the QuickTime's AVI playback issue in detail.
Can QuickTime Play AVI Videos?
In fact, QuickTime supports these video and audio formats:Video: MOV, MP4, M4V, MPEG-2, MPEG-1, 3GPP, 3GPP2, AVCHD, AVI (Motion JPEG only), DV
Codecs: MPEG-2, MPEG-4 (Part 2), H.264, H.263, H.261
Audio: M4A, M4B, M4P, MP3, CAF, AIFF, AU, SD2, WAV, SND, AMR
Codecs: AAC (MPEG-4 Audio), HE-AAC, Apple Lossless, MP3
As we can see above, QuickTime plays AVI files with Motion JPEG video only. AVI is just a video container that can be encoded by various video/audio codecs. If your AVI video is encoded with DivX, XviD or other encoders instead of Motion JPEG, of course, it will be incompatible with QuickTime video player and cannot be played.
How to Fix AVI Won't Play in QuickTime Problem
To solve this problem, you need to convert the AVI video to MOV, MP4, or other QuickTime supported formats. So, a powerful video converter must be indispensable. HD Video Converter Factory Pro seems to fit the bill best. It supports more than 500 media video/audio, devices and codecs for conversion to have a smooth playback on any devices with the minimum quality loss. Meanwhile, it is also an effective tool to repair damaged MP4, AVI, and other video files.