Mac users and users of other Apple products often have problem with playing standard file formats such as xVid. The problem lies in Apple products limited support for video codec and wrappers. You can't directly play Xvid videos on Mac with native Quick Time. Take it easy, there're some solutions for this issue.
Solution 1. Play Xvid Files after Converting to Mac Supported Formats
One of the best solutions to video format problem on Mac is to use the iSkysoft Video Converter for Mac that’s fully compatible with Mac OS X El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Snow Leopard, Mountain Lion and Lion. One of the best features about using the video converter is that you can convert xVid files to any format including MOV, MP4,M4V and other formats with totally original quality. After conversion of the xVid files into a optimum format, you can transfer the files to other Apple products such as iPad, iPod and iPhone for playback. Unlike other tools, iSkysoft video converter for Mac requires no downloading of any additional components or media player.
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How to Play Xvid Files on Mac with the Help of iSkysoft Video Converter for Mac
At first, please import your Xvid video files with drag and drop method. Alternatively, you can achieve that by going to "File" > "Load Media Files" as well.
In order to smoothly play Xvid videos on your Mac computer, please select "MOV", which can be perfectly compatible with Mac QuickTime, as the output format here.
With one click on the "Convert" button, you can achieve to convert Xvid files to Mac supported format easily. Then you can play Xvid videos on Mac with QuickTime whenever you want.
Solution 2. Free Xvid Player for Mac - VLC
You can also use a universal media player along with the video converter such as VLC Player. The VLC player works seamlessly on Mac and allows conversion of various types of file formats such as xVid format files into formats of your choice. As with Perian, the VLC player is also limited in functionality because the converted files cannot be transferred to other Apple products for playback. Another drawback is you need to install Front Row in order to import the xVid files into the VLC player for conversion.