How to Play AVI with QuickTime

Outline: This article aims to solve the problems of playing AVI with QuickTime, keep reading you will benefit a lot.

When mentioned QuickTime AVI, a large number of QuickTime users reflexively asked "Can QuickTime play AVI video files", "Does QuickTime play AVI files in the latest Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan", "Why my QuickTime won't play AVI videos", "I feel confused why sometimes I can play AVI in QuickTime, but sometimes I can't" or "What should I do to make QuickTime play AVI, convert AVI to QuickTime more popular formats". You will find answers here.

As a container format, AVI is not a specific type of file and there is no single codec for videos with .avi externsions. 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. A quick and effective solution to playing AVI video clips on QuickTime player is to change AVI to QuickTime highly compatible video formats like MOV, MP4, M4V, etc. So, you can open and view AVI on Mac OS X easily. Plus, it's also available for you to transfer and share the AVI files with other Apple devices.

That's where iFastime Video Converter Ultimate for Maccomes in: It supports converting all AVI files to QuickTime natively supported media format on Mac OS X (El Capitan, Mavericks and Mountain Lion included) with fast encoding speed and without quality loss. Besides AVI, it can also transcode more video file formats like MP4MTS, MXF, MKV, VOB, FLV, etc to QuickTime playable video. Read review to learn more.

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How to Convert AVI to QuickTime?

Step 1. Import AVI to the program

After launching the program, open the local folder where you've saved the AVI file, then drag and drop it to the main interface of the program. The file will be imported immediately. Alternatively, you can go to choose "Load File(s)" to import your AVI files.

Step 2. Select an Output Format

Set output video format as MOV - QuickTime(*.mov) under Format > Common Video. To play AVI in QuickTime without hassle, you can also convert AVI to MP4, or other QuickTime supported formats. 

Tip: Before conversion, you can click the Settings icon and adjust the video bitrate, codec, frame rate, audio sample rate, etc parameters.

Step 3. Start Converting AVI to QuickTime Supported Format

Simple click the "Start conversion" button, and the program will start processing the conversion. Now you can play your AVI files on QuickTime freely, you can also transfer these AVI files to iPad, iPhone, etc for playback.

Another Solution to Play AVI - Get QuickTime Component: Perian

The QuickTime player is mostly used in Mac OS, if you don't want to use the first solution to convert the AVI files to QuickTime compatible formats, you can try this solution, but no 100% work guarantee.

Perian, is a great open-source QuickTime component that allows playback of different video formats that cannot be played natively on your Mac computer. If you want to use QuickTime as your main video player, you may choose to download Perian because it provides the necessary codecs or components that will allow you to play AVI on Mac. If you have QuickTime 7, you may be glad to discover that it can actually play AVI files without needing any additional plug-ins and codecs.

Tips: Switch to Other Media Player for AVI Playback

The VLC media player, is an excellent open-source media player that is known for supporting a wide range of audio and video files. Unlike other media players which have limited format-support, you will be surprised that VLC can play a video or audio file that you didn't even know existed. If your OS is Snow Leopard or higher, installing VLC is definitely a good choice especially if you only plan on watching AVI files on your computer.

Now all the question are solved, but with VLC media player, you may encounter slow playback, or system breakdown. To ensure the playback quality of avi, you'd better select the former solution. 

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