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Scottjanaway Calculating status...
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May 13, 2012 3:04 AM

Help!

I have just got my new iMac. Been setting it up and its great.....But I have been trying to import my wedding video I had saved on my PC as I have been waiting a year before I make a film as been Saving £1,500 to buy my Mac. After all this time waiting the Mac now tells my it cant import the Video as it is a .MPG file...... AHHHH I did not know this would not work. Help.... There must be somehow this can work. At the moment I am not a happy man...:-(

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    May 13, 2012 4:21 AM (in response to Scottjanaway)

    You need to get a free third party app called MPEG Streamclip. Available here. http://www.squared5.com/svideo/mpeg-streamclip-mac.html

     

    Once you have MPEG Streamclip, open it, and drag your MPG file into MPEG Streamclip.  Then click FILE/EXPORT TO QUICKTIME. Choose Apple Intermediate Codec for the Compression. Click the "Make Movie" button at the bottom right. Give it a name and put it in a place you can find it.

     

    Now in iMovie, click FILE/IMPORT MOVIE and navigate to the Apple Intermediate Codec file that you just saved.

     

    There is a chance that you will need one additional piece of software. If you get any error messages, come back and I will walk you through that part.

  • hughmass Level 3 Level 3 (565 points)
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    May 13, 2012 4:41 AM (in response to Scottjanaway)

    Another option...

    click on video, right click and go to encode file for greater compatibility.

    You can convert that file to prores or something else.

    Not to take awayfrom the Mpegstreamclip suggestion, as that is one of the greatest tools in a videographer's toolbox, and it's free.

    Hugh

  • getright98 Calculating status...
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    May 15, 2012 7:30 PM (in response to Scottjanaway)

    iMovie doesn't support the .mpg video files,  try to convert the video to iMovie mp4 or mov video format. This article about mpg to imovie step by step will help you.

  • PeterG78 Calculating status...
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    Dec 11, 2012 2:40 PM (in response to Scottjanaway)

    Hello,

     

    I have the same problem with my .mpg files and iMovie not playing sound after importing. However if I look at the quicktime MPEG2 Playback Component a warning is given that this plugin will not work for Lion.

     

    How can I convert these .mpg files now?

  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    Dec 11, 2012 2:53 PM (in response to PeterG78)

    Use MPEG Streamclip. MPEG Streamclip will tell you if you need the Apple QuickTime MPEG2 Playback Component.  If you do, use the Beta Version of MPEG Streamclip and follow the directions on their website for installing the Apple QuickTime MPEG2 Playback Component.

    http://www.squared5.com/svideo/mpeg-streamclip-mac.html

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