How do you get TVShows to play

Radulf's Avatar


01 Jan, 2012 01:51 AM

TVShows downloaded a .torrent file to my computer. I opened it with Transmission. It downloaded a video. I tries to play it and Quicktime says it does not recognize the format.
I then downloaded Flip4Mac so Quicktime can play an .avi file and it still won't play.

Help will be appreciated.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Cristina Gómez on 01 Jan, 2012 07:08 PM

    Cristina Gómez's Avatar

    Hi Radulf,

    Flip4Mac is a player for Windows Media Player videos (usually .wmv). TVShows doesn't download this kind of videos, it downloads .avi for SD quality and .mkv for HD (sometimes it can download .rar files but this is a compressed format, inside there is a .mkv file).

    In order to play .avi files with Quicktime, you need to install Perian. But we recommend you to try VLC, which is an independent video player that will play almost any imaginable video file.

    Finally, you don't need to manually open every .torrent file TVShows downloads with Transmission. If you check the "automatically open each torrent file after downloading" option in TVShows Preferences tab, TVShows will launch Transmission for you ;)

    Please let us know if you need any further help.

  2. Cristina Gómez closed this discussion on 01 Jan, 2012 07:08 PM.

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