Avid Quicktime Codecs

This one is for me as much as anyone else.

Once every six months or so I find myself in a situation where I need to either play an Avid Quicktime or convert it to another codec that’s more useful to me (like MJPEG A), and I’m on a system that doesn’t have the Avid codecs installed.

Yesterday I had to do it again. And I had a hard time finding the right codecs on Avid’s website again. So here they are in all their glory:

Avid Meridien Quicktime Codecs for Mac OS X, Mac OS 9, Windows XP, and Windows 2000. These are the latest versions.

Avid Quicktime Codecs for Media Composer / Film Composer 10.5 and Xpress 4.5 (Mac OS 9). This includes ABVB 9.3 and Meridien 9.4.1.

Avid Quicktime Codecs for Media Composer / Film Composter 10.1 and Xpress 4.1 (Mac OS 9).

Avid Quicktime Codec ABVB 8.0.2 for Mac OS.

Avid’s software download page. Though for some reason you can’t actually find the latest Meridien drivers on this page.

Don’t forget to put your Quicktime codecs in the right place! In OS X, they need to go in /Library/Quicktime. In OS 9, they need to go in System Folder/Extensions. (Windows users, I have no idea. Sorry.)

Codecs for OS 9 will not work in Classic under OS X!