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  • 45. Re: Imovie 11 startup crash
    yam2012 Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    I know this is an old thread, however, I just wanted to say thank you for your tip!  I simply created a new library and relaunched iMovie, Voila!  It works fine.

     

    Thank you very much for your help!

  • 46. Re: Imovie 11 startup crash
    djsanta Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This worked for me!

  • 47. Re: Imovie 11 startup crash
    nektariosfromgreece Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes this is the problem. i fixed it in both of my mac's. Thank you very much, You are a saver.

  • 48. Re: Imovie 11 startup crash
    geoff-Macusersince1985 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you EdleArth.  Finding in Spotlight all avi files that would not preview in Finder or play in Quicktime solved my iMovie 11 crashes.  It was then able to import all iPhoto movie files and now seems to be working fine.

  • 49. Re: Imovie 11 startup crash
    mikkelpitzner Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had the same problem with crashing as soon as I wanted to import a movie. My fix which completely took care of the problem, was to create a folder and then move all other files into that one (could just be temporarily), so that I was left with only the folder with the movies that I wanted to import and the temporary folder with all the other stuff.

     

    The movies that I wanted to import were on my desktop, but so were a ton of other files and what not. Had I know which other file was giving me the trouble, I could probably just move that one file into a folder or off the desktop and be rid of the trouble.

     

    Hope this may help someone else too.

  • 50. Re: Imovie 11 startup crash
    NileCobra Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I had the same problem. It was solved when I renamed my aperture library so iMovie will not find it. Bam it stop crashing and doing great even without restart. To be sure and reused my Aperture library and again it crash exactly like before. So if you use iPhoto try the same. I am not sure why that is happening but it solve the problem.

  • 51. Re: Imovie 11 startup crash
    mjcp12 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Did you ever get your imovie to stop crashing?

    I'm desperate. 

  • 52. Re: Imovie 11 startup crash
    mikkelpitzner Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey all,

     

    The solution for me was to clear my destop. More than likely you just need to clear off any movie's from the desktop, including footage. When I was in a hurry I simply created a temporary folder sitting on the desktop into which I moved everything. Then I could import my footage and continue iMovie with no further issues.

     

    Hope this can help others too.

  • 53. Re: Imovie 11 startup crash
    djsanta Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've been having proplems again.  Here's my workaround: before I open iMovie I open the Preferences and delete the com.apple.iApps.plist file.  It's a pain to do that every time, but if I delete that file the program is rock solid as long as it's open.

  • 54. Re: Imovie 11 startup crash
    mjcp12 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I tried that on mine. I also tried cleaing the desktop. Issue persisted. 

     

    I went to the Apple store.  After 1 hour of troubleshooting, the tech guy figured out that imovie crashes when I speed clips that weren't taken with the iphone (taken either by my Canon Elf or my friend's Fuji).

     

    There may be a workaround with converting the avi. files to .mov before inserting them in imovie, but if I keep them at normal speed (as avi.) or slow, imovie seems to work.

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