im trying to play an avi file. i have installed the latest version of divx, i have installed real player, i have installed wmcomponents for quicktime, i have installed vlc. none of them play the file. however whenever i switch to windows, real player plays the file with no problem. you might think why do i need to play it in mac os x if it plays in windows? because i need to record the file to a vcr and the vcr is hooked up to a mac powerpc machine. how in the hell do i get this file to play?
codec is iv50, and real player doesnt play the video on the mac side. after i installed vlt all other applications stopped playing audio. do i have to bite the bullet and pay $15 for that craptacular codec?
IV50 is Intel Indeo Video. There is no Mac OS X player/codec available to play this. There is a QuickTime codec for OS 9, which will work under Classic. From there you could convert it to something usable like MPEG4 or whatever.