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  1. #1

    Default Importing movies .... a problem ......

    I'm slowly importing things onto my imac .....

    I wanted to import all my home movies that are all in different formats, and the imac came back with a message saying that about 40 of the files wouldn't be imported .......

    they had extensions like

    .mpg
    .flv
    .avo
    .bup
    .vob
    .ifo

    Some of these are the formats of the video before I converted it into a different format .... but I don't want to withhold any imports.

    Is there a solution, or do I have to resort to importing all the videos (about 90GB) into "normal" data folders and if I want to edit anything using the imovie app/program then I just copy the video into the other location.


    Any advice? Thanks

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    Get the Handbrake App (www.Handbrake.fr) and run the movie through it and export as an MP4. You will then be able to import them to your Mac.

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    Thanks Mick .......

    So you're saying that you can't keep ALL you movie archives in 'imovies' just the files that are ready for editing? ie. mp4s?

    So basically the archives are kept elsewhere .......?

    thanks everyone :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mick132 View Post
    Get the Handbrake App (www.Handbrake.fr) and run the movie through it and export as an MP4. You will then be able to import them to your Mac.
    do you ever experience it?

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