Friday, September 08, 2006
AVI no-sound problem solved today (finally)
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No sound when trying to play back an AVI clip on your Mac? This could be the solution.
If you want to play back avi using quicktime that contain mp2 mpeg1, layer 2 audio (popular when encoding on windows using the divx format and common tools) then this app adds the necessary sound codec (a52).
Download the A52Codec as part of the Perian install and all those movies that played with no sound in quicktime will now work. It's a universal binary as well. I used to have to play these files with VLC (which is great for some file formats) but now you have the option with Quicktime too and they'll play in Front Row.
Fantastic - my movie experience going from Mac to Windows is complete.
The other amazing application I use to get some older mpeg1/mpeg2 movies from my camera into iDVD HD is Mpeg Streamclip. This also does "save-as" style converts to Apple Quicktime, H264 etc. Excellent application. I export my mpeg2 clips to DV format and the go into iDVD HD really well.
The A52Codec used to be available as a separate download - it's now part of the Perian development effort. Many thanks to the Perian team.
Posted by Narbs at 9:42 PM