How to Play AVI with QuickTime on Mac OS X (EI Capitan Included)

How to play AVI on Mac (EI Capitan included)? Here offers three ways: convert AVI for uses, play AVI in QuickTime by installing a plugin, play AVI with a AVI player Mac.

It's common for Mac users to open and play videos on Mac OS X including the latest version macOS Sierra. AVI is a very popular video format which is widely used today. However, many QuickTime users just realized that it's always not easy to play AVI files with QuickTime player, especially when you have upgraded to the latest OS X 10.11 El Capitan. What's the matter? Why can't QuickTime play AVI videos? Just read on to find the reason and 3 possible solutions to solve your problems without any trouble.

Solution 1. Install 3rd-party AVI video players

The first solution for playing AVI on macOS Sierra is to install a QuickTime alternative player like MPlayer or VLC. But if you are a newbie, you can choose Dimo Player for Mac to freely play AVI files on Mac computer perfectly.

It plays AVI video in 720p, 1080p, or 4K UHD on macOS Sierra, Mac El Capitan, Yosemite, OS X 10 without freezing or buffering. It takes no time to fully load AVI file. The player for AVI also plays MKV, FLV, MOV, MTS, MP4, MP3 music, AAC, to name just a few. Another highlight feature is that it can wirelessly share video on Mac to mobile devices or TV. This means that you can watch AVI on Mac, iPad, iPhone, even on TV with no limits.

Solution 2. Play AVI on macOS Sierra with QuickTime Plugin Perian

Play AVI File on Mac with QuickTime Plugin Perian play AVI on Mac via QuickTime Perian With Quicktime plugin - Perian, you can play AVI video movie in HD, SD on any Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later, El Capitan, Yosemite, needless of AVI player for Mac. The plugins also enables you to play other QuickTime unaccepted formats, MKV, FLV, DivX, and many more.

Perian is not perfect, though. It only works with QT 10 or lower for it stops being updated. You may still have some problems when playing AVI on Mac. Some users can not fast forward AVI file that has not been fully loaded. So it's better to use AVI video converter to convert the file first and watch AVI on Mac freely, or jump to solution 3, resort to a AVI player for Mac.

Solution 3. Convert AVI in macOS Sierra

As a container format, AVI is not a specific type of file and there is no single codec for videos with .avi externsions. This is the reason why you can't play AVI movies with Quicktime on Mac. What you need to do is to convert AVI to Mac/QuickTime friendly MOV format for playing on MacOS Sierra easily.

To do this, you can use Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac to help you. This professional video converter is fully compatible with macOS Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks. With it, you can easily encode AVI to MOV on macOS Sierra while keeping the best video quality. The conversion speed is quite amazing - it converts 720p 1080p 4K AVI video file on macOS Sierra with 30× real time faster speed, than common AVI to MOV converter freeware for macOS Seirra. Well-designed UI makes it very easy to convert AVI to MOV on macOS Sierra even for novice users. For converting AVI on Windows, you can get Dimo Video Converter Ultimate. Just download and install the software to get its wonderful benefits.

Recently, DimoSoft has launched a user-requested upgrade for full line of Dimo products to version 3.0.1.  Existing bugs, improvements and hard/soft subtitle output support are added.

What's new in the upgraded Dimo Video Converter Ultimate V3.0.1:

1. Support whole DVD/Blu-ray disc backup to MP4/MKV/AVI/MOV etc. with selected languages and subtitles keeping;
2. Allow to convert videos and rip DVD/Blu-ray with custom multi-track MKV output;
3. Fix other bugs in interface;
4. Add some limitation on trial version.  

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Convert AVI for Quick on macOS Sierra
1. Import source video to the best AVI Video Converter for macOS Sierra by directly drag and drop. Alternatively, you can click "Add file" button to load the AVI video files.

2. Click on "Select Format" bar to select output format. This video app offers the QuickTime Movie Format for you. You can choose "Format -> HD Video -> HD MOV" as the output format.

Tip: Set advanced settings if you need

By clicking the Settings icon, you can adjust video and audio parameters like codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, etc., in that way, you can take charge of the size and quality of the output MOV files. In principle, the larger input values, the better output quality, but the corresponding larger file size.

3. Finally, click the "Start" button start converting AVI on MacOS Sierra. After the conversion, you can transfer and play converted AVI files to Quicktime on macOS Sierra with the best quality.

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