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Old 05-31-2011, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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I have Quicktime 7 Pro installed on my brand new MacBook Pro so that I can open an .avi file that is 1:55 long, but when I open it the file is only 1:22 long. I had converted the file to .mov so I could burn it to a DVD and while my daughter was watching the DVD I just noticed the end of the thing is missing and therefor learned that Quicktime hadn't opened/converted the full file.

I can't seem to figure out what's wrong. Any help is appreciated, even a suggestion to a different program that will convert the file.
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Old 05-31-2011, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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.avi is a similar to Quicktime, however the file extension is only a part of the case. Video is compressed using a CODEC (compressor-decompressor). It might have been compressed with a CODEC that is not completely compatible with OSX.

Try using iMovie instead of Quicktime.

Or, just try burning the DVD again and use Disk Utilities to check and see if there are any problems.
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Old 05-31-2011, 01:35 PM
 
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What app did you convert it in? Is the converted file short or just the version on the DVD? Did it only do this once, or does it always happen?
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Old 05-31-2011, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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This is my first time burning a dvd.


I opened the .avi with Quicktime 7 pro, but it only opened 1:22 of the 1:55 movie.
I converted by dong "Save as..." in Quicktime Pro, and that file is also only 1:22, as is the DVD.

I'm 100% sure that if Quicktime would only open the full 1:55 instead of only 1:22 that it would covert and burn the whole thing.


I will try iMovie though.
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Old 05-31-2011, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Ok... I have resolved the problem.

Installing Perian now allows Quicktime to open the full 1:55.
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Old 05-31-2011, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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I just use VLC. VLC Media Player for Mac - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Downloads
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Old 05-31-2011, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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I use VLC too and have for a while. The problem was that I needed to convert the file from .avi so that when I burn it to a DVD the screen wasn't green. Burning a .mov works, and quicktime pro is one of the few programs I could do it with. Getting the missing codecs fixed the problem and quicktime works fine now.
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Old 05-31-2011, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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HandBrake

One of the best conversion tools
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Old 11-14-2013, 09:28 PM
 
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Officially, QuickTime only natively plays AVI files encoded with Motion JPEG; QuickTime won't play AVI videos encoded with DivX, XviD, WMV and other video codecs.


Though we can make QuickTime play more AVI types by installing Perian component, this only works on QuickTime with Mac OS X Snow Leopard or lower version, and it does work on QuickTime with Mac Mavericks, Mountain Lion and Lion.

In order to play any video and audio encoded AVI files in any version of QuickTime and Mac OS X or Windows, a recommended solution is to [URL="http://www.idealshare.net/itunes-quicktime/quicktime-avi-solution.html"]convert AVI to QuickTime more supported video format like MOV or MP4 [/URL]
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Old 11-15-2013, 07:22 AM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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It sounds like the file is broken tbh.
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