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How to Handle QuickTime AVI Playback Failure with the Most Powerful Video Converter

Michael by Michael

Updated on Jun 21, 2023

Did you ever find that your AVI file is not compatible with QuickTime player? This time, I am going to explain why such an error happens and offer you the best way to solve the QuickTime AVI playback failure with the most powerful video conversion program in market. Download the program to get started:

User's Frequent Complaints about the QuickTime AVI Playback Error

Dose QuickTime play AVI?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.

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How to Fix the AVI QuickTime Playback Error within Only 3 Steps?

Add the AVI video

Before start, please free downloadfree download the most practical video converter to solve the mismatched QuickTime AVI codec issue.

Step 1. First of all, launch HD Video Converter Factory Pro. Click on "Add Files" and select the AVI file you want to convert in its folder or directly drag its icon to the interface.

Choose MP4 as the output format

Step 2. Click on "Output Format" on the upper right. In the opened list, choose one of the QuickTime supported video format under the video tag. We can take MP4 as an example just as the screenshot beside shows. Then, don't forget to preset a folder for the output video at the bottom.

Start video conversion

Step 3. Click on "Run" to start the conversion process. Within a short time you can find the output MP4 video in the folder you preset before. Move it to QuickTime video player and check whether QuickTime plays AVI now. One more thing, batch conversion mode is also supported for converting multiple videos simultaneously.

Now you must have already learnt the most convenient way to handle the QuickTime not playing AVI issue. But as I have mentioned above, HD Video Converter Factory Pro is a multifunctional video converter. More than solving QuickTime AVI playback issue, you can also use it to handle the problem of AVI Andriod playback failure, convert PS4 to AVI, or make Windows Media Player perfectly play MP4 videos.

More Special Features of HD Video Converter Factory Pro

1. Merging multiple videos together.

2. Trimming videos by clipping and cropping.

3. Adding or removing videos' subtitles.

4. Downloading videos from mainstream sites.

5. Making enchanting ringtones for Android and iOS mobile phones.

6. Changing videos' resolution, bit rate and frame rate.

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