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No sound from a certain video file

Mar 31 2010 | 12:26 pm

I wanted to play simply a video with When playing one of the example videos I do have sound. But when playing a video captured with my small video camera, it does play the video (.avi) but I get no sound. The video plays fine in VLC with sound. If I play it with Quicktime though I get a complaint about a missing component. But it does not tell what is missing. Quicktime links to a website with all sorts of plug-ins, but I have no idea whatsoever what to install…

I’d love to see Cycling drop Quicktime for the technology implemented in VLC, they are much faster in adapting new codecs…
Normally I never bother to open Quicktime, it usually fails, whereas VLC always works…

My camera is a small Toshiba which records to a flash card. Its some years old, should be using a pretty standard codec, but I don’t know which

VLC tells me the audio codec is "mpga", but the apple component site doesn’t help to find out what to install to make quicktime accept it…

Any suggestion is welcome…


Mar 31 2010 | 12:42 pm

Ok, solved it:

Just for the record, I installed – Seems the missing link. Could write a warning and a link to this site in the Max window if it detects unknown codecs?…;-)


P.S. though its only 15 minutes after I posted my question, it took me longer to find it…;-)

Mar 31 2010 | 3:28 pm

vlc is cool, but QT is more of an established pro standard… and its codecs actually work, whereas VLC can sometimes have issues with codecs where it glitches out. granted QT can also freak out, but that’s usually with non-native codecs. besides, dunno what’s happening on the vlc front, but i heard mac development was grinding to a halt due to lack of mac developers .

perian is good at sorting that stuff out, shame the QT website doesnt auto-detect properly…


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