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Watching an AVI video


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#1 judyjht

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 11:43 AM

I have a security camera that saves the video when there is motion and saves it as an AVI file.  What is the best program to view it in?  I have been using Easy Media Reader but it sometimes seems choppy  and thought there might be something better.  Any thoughts would be appreciated.

 

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 01:26 PM

I too have security footage that is sent for review in .avi format. What I have found that works best for me is Quicktime. Not the Pro version either. Just plain vanilla free Quicktime. However your mileage may vary. It is not the quickest for startup but works smoothly once opened.

http://www.apple.com/ca/quicktime/download/

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 01:39 PM

I will give that a try.  I forget where I change the setting to have AVI open in Quicktime - do you happen to know?



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 01:51 PM

Right click the file > 'Open with'.

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:10 PM

Thanks a bunch



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 09:07 PM

I use VLC Media Player for playing avi files, its free.


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