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AVI is a container (same as a quicktime *.mov is) that can contain various codecs.
playing back audio but no video is definetly a missing codec issue.
if quicktime opens it, press command+i for information, if quicktime won't open, try "mpeg streamclip" with "perian" component installed.
IV50? Indeo Video 5.0, an advanced commercial CoDec not compatible with the original Indeo CoDec. PC only, so there's no chance at all to open it on Mac.
oh dear, i've missed the line above. indeo 5.0, seem to be no way on a mac.
if it helps you can try two things:
try VLC player opening that file, VLC also has an option to transcode formats but results may vary or fail.
download mpeg streamclip for Windows (of course you need a windows PC ;)
and try to convert it to an uncompressed format or FotoJpeg @ 75% quality, even MotionJpeg @ 100% is nearly lossless with reasonable file sizes. the benefit of using MotionJpeg is the ability to set the correct field order b4 transcoding.
If you have access to a Mac that can boot Classic/OS 9, you can use the Mac Indeo drivers and use OS 9's Quicktime Pro convert it to a more modern format.
I keep an old Mac around with 10.4 and Classic loaded up for just such emergencies. Keep in mind that I haven't seen any great footage compressed with any Indeo codec. Mostly tiny web movies.
oh, Navarro... you are so right about quality. Holy crap, it's like 5 frames per second! hahahah. But it served it's purpose. Thanks everyone for all the help!