OSX - default media playback

Allen Lowe lallenlowe at gmail.com
Sat Jun 16 14:27:10 MDT 2007

Hey dude, I think you need to install a plugin for quicktime called  
perian, go find it, and make it work. Truth be told, quicktime is  
twice the player vlc is, on the mac, in terms of stability and  
features and what not, you just need to get all the plug-ins to make  
it play everything, also try a program called flip for mac.

Allen Lowe

On Jun 16, 2007, at 12:34 PM, Christer Edwards wrote:

> I've spend the past few hours fighting with my wifes iMac and that  
> beast
> they call quicktime.  I'm hoping someone here can offer some
> suggestions.  Here is what I'm trying to do:
> I have set up a small media repository on a local linux server in our
> home.  This server is shared over http via gnump3d, which allows my  
> wife
> to simply navigate a web interface and select audio playlists or  
> select
> .avi files to stream to her machine on her browser.
> Within Linux it has been simple to setup.  I set the default  
> for .mp3 /
> .ogg to play in beep-media-player and selected videos play embedded in
> the browser via mplayer.
> On the iMac is where I start having problems.. the video will begin
> playback embedded in her browser but there is no audio.  My guess is
> that quicktime doesn't support the codec the video was generated  
> with..
> probably divx or something else.  (Yes, I did install the divx for mac
> plugin to no avail.)  The video *will* playback within vlc on the same
> machine.  *How can I tell quicktime to go home and stay home, and let
> the media be handled by vlc?* (even if that means firefox asks me what
> I'd like to do with the file..)
> Is there any good reason to even keep quicktime? should I just  
> uninstall it?
> Thank you,
> Christer
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