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How to Play AVI Files on OS X Yosemite

With the release of Yosemite, it has attracted many Mac users who have the chance to access Beta testing. Well, in this page we won't highlight its new features but some problems occurred on OS X Yosemite. For example, when play AVI on OS X Yosemite, you will get stuck for the new Mac system doesn't support opening and playing AVI files well. To help more and more Yosemite users to resolve the issues, we will outline two methods for viewing different AVI videos on Yosemite easily.

Method 1. Play AVI on OS X Yosemite with QuickTime

As we know, when QuickTime opens an .AVI file, it checks to see which codecs were used to encode the audio and video tracks within it. For example, an .AVI file may contain a video track encoded in the Cinepak codec and an audio track encoded with the ALaw 2:1 codec. If both the audio and the video were compressed using a codec that QuickTime can use, the file will play normally.

So, install QuickTime 7 Pro on Yosemite, open the AVI file in QuickTime Player for playback.

Note: If the .AVI file is encoded using a codec that is not included with QuickTime, you need to find and add that codec so QuickTime can play media encoded with it, or your AVI movies won't be played.

Method 2. Convert AVI videos to Yosemite supported formats

For those who don't wanan spend time looking for third-party QuickTime components to play AVI on Yosemite in QuickTime, here is the alternative suggestion: download and install Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac.


It is a great application that helps you to convert and play AVI on OS X Yosemite in an extremely easy way. It enables you converter AVI videos to OS X Yosemite supported formats like MOV and MP4 with both rather fast speed and original quality. Except from converting AVI video, this tool supports the conversion of more than 70 popular video formats MKV, WMV, FLV, MPEG, VOB, TiVo, as well as Blu-ray, DVD movies on Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10. Below is the step-by-step guide that shows you how to encode AVI files to Mac OS X Yosemite compatible videos.

1. Import AVI videos

Launch the AVI Converter for Yosemite. You can directly drag local AVI videos into the program window or click "Add" button in the bottom left to import AVI files.


2. Choose Yosemite friendly format

Click Format bar and select "MOV" or "MP4" from the "Common Video", which are fully compatible with Yosemite and Quick Time. QuickTime Movie Format" format is also an optimal choice.


P.S. This Video Converter for Yosemite also helps you to convert videos to mobile devices supported formats, such as iPhone, iPad, iPod, Samsung Galaxy, etc.

3. Start converting AVI on Yosemite

In the end, you just need to click the "Convert" button start the conversion. When the converting process ends, you can open output folder to check and play converted AVI videos on your Mac Yosemite. It would be easy for you to enjoy the converted AVI with Quick Time with original quality.

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