QT plays XViD, but no sound

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by DaveC, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. DaveC

    DaveC Guest

    The video file is video = XViD, audio = mpga 44100KHz, according to VLC
    (which plays the video and audio, albeit jerkily). QT plays the video more
    smoothly, but there is no audio.

    Do I need an mpga audio codec for QT? I've been Googling til my eyes hurt,
    but can't find any references to such a codec. Or is QT already mpga-capable,
    and I have another problem?

    PowerBook G3/400; OS X 10.3.9; QT 6.5.2; DivX codec v5.2.2; XViD codec
    v0.5.1. No other QT codecs installed.

    If there's a more appropriate n.g. to post this to, please inform and
    forgive.

    Thanks,
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    DaveC, Jul 7, 2005
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    sbt Guest

    QuickTime has a known problem playing DivX or xvid files with MP3 audio
    (aka mpga). Use DivX Doctor on the file to play in QuickTime Player or,
    more conveniently, download vlc (VideoLAN Client) and play DivX, xvid,
    and a whole lot more without hassle.
     
    sbt, Jul 7, 2005
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  3. DaveC

    DaveC Guest

    Thus spake sbt:
    Thanks, Spens. Even the latest QT (v7, isn't it?) has this bug?

    Thanks!
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    Ken Maltby Guest

    Posts that get that kind of reply are asking a question that
    is best answered with the current data, and where the answer
    is known to be available through a search. Often the responder
    has himself just done the "Google" and found a large number of
    valid hits.

    If you are getting this kind of response after you have
    "Googled" an issue, then you might need to refine your search
    technique. You could "Google" on that.

    Luck;
    Ken
     
    Ken Maltby, Jul 8, 2005
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  5. DaveC

    DaveC Guest

    Thus spake Ken Maltby:
    You'd be surprised how often I get just "Go Google apple + pie" when I'm
    looking for rhubarb tart. I always do the best search I know how, and when
    that doesn't turn up what I'm looking for, I ask here.

    Prior to using my current sig, I was getting lots of "Hey, Google on this"
    replies, which weren't very creative, and would turn up exactly what I had
    already found (and which weren't helpful, hence my usenet post). The
    presumption is that I hadn't even attempted a simple search.

    I do my best with search terms, but I still welcome pointers to any accurate
    hits some generous soul has come up with via (more) creative Googling.

    The bottom line is: *anyone* can Google. But there's lots of room for
    creativity in the search terms. I don't pretend to be the best (many times
    the reason I'm asking is that I'm a noob at the subject, which doesn't help
    when trying to come up with powerful search terms).
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    David McCall Guest

    I often give full answers, but sometimes Google may seem to be
    a better answer. Perhaps that isn't the case here, but it is when
    someone ask "how to make video look like film". That subject has
    been covered so many times and there are such wide opinions,
    that it just doesn't pay to type up an answer.

    You do realize that "the answer man" doesn't work here. We are
    all just a bunch of working folks and any answers should be
    appreciated because we aren't being paid to answer questions.
    The only reward we get is the appreciation from the person asking.

    When I give specific Google search terms, I always test them in
    Google to be sure the answer is in there, or at least enough clues
    that it should help you on your way to the answer. I would assume
    that others do the same.

    David
     
    David McCall, Jul 8, 2005
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  7. DaveC

    DaveC Guest

    Thus spake David McCall:
    He doesn't?!?! :)
    I know that in any given NG, the range of experience stretches from the noob
    to the guy who wrote the code (or at least can understand it). So I expect a
    range of answers, some frivolous ("Go Google this!"), some specific ("I found
    this hit by Googling these terms...", or "in my experience...").
    But were that the case, always!

    Thanks,
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    Bariloche Guest

    This is a very old version of Xvid. You should better download the
    newest one, which may be 1.0.3, I believe.
     
    Bariloche, Jul 8, 2005
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  9. DaveC

    DaveC Guest

    Thus spake Bariloche:
    Not for the Mac )c :
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    Tim Murray Guest

    Don't know if this will help with the audio, but there is a specific XviD
    plug-in at http://www.xvidmovies.com/codec/.
     
    Tim Murray, Jul 9, 2005
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  11. DaveC

    DaveC Guest

    Thus spake Tim Murray:
    Thanks, Tim. I'll try anything, at this point.

    I installed this plug-in (Library/QuickTime) alongside the DiVX 5.2.2 codec.
    Now when I try to play a XviD video, I get an error message that says certain
    software required to play this video is missing and may be found at this web
    page:

    http://www.apple.com/quicktime/resources/components.html

    None of the software on that page looks vaguely familiar, or helpful.

    Another dead end in my long journey to get these videos to play in QT Player.


    Any other ideas?
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