After upgrading to OS X Mavericks or Mavericks, it seems that QuickTime can’t play AVI any more, and you cannot preview AVI files with Quick look. In fact, Mac OS X system is never capable of playing AVI files and Maverick is not an exception.
Though by doing some tricks, one can make QuickTime and Quick Look work with AVI files in the earlier version of OS X such as Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard if QuickTime 7 is used. Regrettably Perian stopped the development for Yosemite/Mavericks. In addition, the foundation underlying QuickTime new version (QuickTime X) has changed with OS X Yosemite/Mavericks so that these older plugins no longer work.
Then, is there no ways to play AVI in Yosemite/Mavericks, play AVI in QuickTime or preview AVI with Quick Look or even add AVI to iTunes in Yosemite/Mavericks? Actually, you’re not entirely out of luck. To play AVI in Yosemite/Mavericks, we can use free media players for Yosemite/Mavericks. And to Quick Look AVI or play AVI in QuickTime or add AVI to iTunes, we can convert AVI to Yosemite/Mavericks friendly MP4 or MOV format with free or paid video converter.
This article introduces how to Play AVI in Yosemite/Mavericks with the free VLC media player and how to convert AVI to Yosemite/Mavericks friendly MP4 or MOV format to play AVI in Quicktime, preview AVI in Quick Look or import AVI to iTunes in Yosemite/Mavericks with free and paid video converter.
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