I would like to export AVI files from Adobe Media Encoder (CS5 or later) on a Mac running 10.6.8 or later. Am I able to buy the codecs for Mac to do so?
AVI is not a codec; it is a container type (specifically, it is the conatiner for video and audio in the Video for Windows system). You can't export directly to AVI format from Adobe Media Encoder on Mac OS.
What I do if I need an AVI output on a Mac is to create a losslessly encoded QuickTime (.mov) movie from Adobe Media Encoder and then run that through QuickTime Pro to convert to .avi.
To anyone still encountering this issue:
Quicktime Pro costs money. A free solution that I'm just trying now is VLC player. VLC Has a conversion option
ALSO... the file extension I'm seeing is .avi which seems a bit contrary to the previous reply on this thread.
Always test and check the file after you've converted it.
Hope that's helpful.
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I'm not familiar with video files at all, but I have to supply a client with an AVI (uncompressed) file of something I'm working on.
It's an animated banner I created in After Effects and saved as an .mov. I opened that in VLC and converted it, choosing AVI as Encapsulation.However, I'm not sure of what to choose under the Video codec tab.
When I sent it to the client they replied back that they need it uncompressed.
I don't know what I'm doing, and would appreciate any advice, Thanks!
VLC player does get the job done, but I have found it to be glitchy in the past.
I would recommend MPEG Streamclip much more strongly.
I trust it much more.
And free download, for Mac or PC. Just google it. (Though I have only ever used the Mac versions.)
Though, I don't understand what you mean by saying that the .avi extention seem contrary to what was said above.
Whatever "container" you use for your video file is what the extension will be. i.e. "video_file.avi"
Within that container, there will be a compression codec (of which there are numerous options) that the container used to compress the video.
That codec will not be displayed in the extension.
I know you posted over a month ago...but maybe it will still be helpful!
I do not remember the video codecs available within VLC player. Sorry.
But if you decide to follow my advice to Timoyer and use MPEG Streamclip (which I highly recommend that you do!)...
Then you can use File > Export to AVI... > and then select "Apple Component Video - YUV422".
That is an uncompressed format.
While it will be quite large, hopefully that will be what your client is looking for.
Good luck to you all!
And have a great week!
Always the same with adobe Media Encoder, not able to encode to all the formats. For a professionnel app this is really lame !!!
But here is my solution: Online converter - convert video, images, audio and documents for free
Easy way for the few formats you can't find on Media Encoder.