Still cant play DIVX after installing Perian..

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morrissey007
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Still cant play DIVX after installing Perian..

Postby morrissey007 » Tue May 11, 2010 5:59 pm

Hi All, My first post and a new user to Macs and hence Perian so be gentle if I'm asking a question asked many times before (I did spend a while searching for the answer on this forum to no avail.)

I'm running Snow Leopard and QT 10, I have Perian installed but when I double click on a divx movie I still get the message "The document “videoname.divx” could not be opened. QuickTime Player cannot open files of this type." I cant work out what I'm doing wrong, I thought this was one of the things what Perian was for; to enable playback of divx on QT?

Thank you in advance for any help you can give!

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Re: Still cant play DIVX after installing Perian..

Postby Klaus1 » Sat May 29, 2010 5:37 pm

You should read this support page http://perian.org/#support in case you need to delete older codecs.

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Re: Still cant play DIVX after installing Perian..

Postby morrissey007 » Sat May 29, 2010 10:44 pm

Thanks for replying, yes I did read as much as I could, but In the end I just removed perian and divx, reloaded perian and it works now!

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Re: Still cant play DIVX after installing Perian..

Postby Klaus1 » Sat May 29, 2010 11:07 pm

Yes indeed, sorry, I forgot to add this:

In Macintosh HD/Library/Quicktime/ delete any files relating to DivX (Perian already has them). However it should be noted that Perian is not an internet plugin and will not play DivX files imbedded on a website. For that you will need the DivX Player browser plugin available from http://www.divx.com/divx/mac/

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Re: Still cant play DIVX after installing Perian..

Postby morrissey007 » Sun May 30, 2010 7:42 am

Thanks Klaus, yup, I went through my mac and deleted everything divx and then reloaded. Many thanks for replying :smile:


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