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Hi - I cant seem to play movies on my mac. error message

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Hi - I can't seem to play movies on my mac.

error message reads - The document “Animal.Kingdom.DVDSCR.2010.READNFO.AC3.Xvid-T0XiC.avi” could not be opened. A required codec isn't available.

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What version of OS X are you using?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
version 10.7.30.

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You're probably trying to play this file in Quicktime and, unfortunately, it has limited support for many common codecs.

Instead, you may wish to try using MPlayerX. It is a free, Lion compatible, multimedia player available from the Mac App Store (if available in your country) or directly from the following website:

Alternatively, if you wish to continue using Quicktime you could install Perian. This is a codec that extends the compatibility of Quicktime to include many of the formats supported my MPlayerX. Note, it is discontinued but works fine under Lion:
(Note: You'll need to scroll down the page to find the download link).

Hopefully, this info will answer your question. If you continue to have questions on this topic, just reply back to this discussion. I will be more than happy to work with you further.

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