Hi, I have an AVI file that requires the XVID codec. I downloaded it and took the files from adopteesofcolor.org and put them in /library/quicktime. The file sti. When I try with toast it tells me that I need XVID codec. Mac Rumors . so I've been using that, but I'd like to try Quicktime and have it not be. So, where can you download Xvid video codec for Mac QuickTime or is there a better method besides VLC and Perian to play Xvid videos files on Mac without. The XviD codec isn't yet available for the Mac, so to play XviD videos on your on Mac OS X, put the adopteesofcolor.orgent file in the /Library/QuickTime. XviD_codec latest version: QuickTime component to play and encode XviD XviD_codec is a handy, free software only available for Mac, that. The problem lies in Apple products limited support for video codec and You can't directly play XviD videos on Mac with native QuickTime. Welcome to the complex and confusing world of video and audio codecs. A codec is a protocol whereby the media is encoded and (often). Trying to play an avi file in quicktime. After searching high and low for the xvid codec for quicktime i've had no luck. So if anyone could help me. The latest DivX Codec (Win or Mac) lets you play DivX video in QuickTime Player The Xvid component for QuickTime allows users to play & encode Xvids in. 4 days ago If you ask Google to find Xvid video codecs for Mac it won't return you proper results. You can try VLC media player or Perian QuickTime, but.