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Cannot share to iMovie from the Quicktime x player.  I get a pop up message that says "iMovie has not been set up".

16713 Views 19 Replies Latest reply: Feb 26, 2014 10:14 AM by Dandelyn RSS
  • ClubUgly Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    Here's the fix: Close Quicktime and iMovie first.

     

    Goto Finder/Movies/iMovie Events

     

    Rename to:

     

    Finder/Movies/iMovie Events_bk

     

    Next open iMovie and navigate to File/Import/Movies and choose a random small or test movie. When done, next goto Finder/Movies/ and you should now see the new folders iMovie Events created with subfolders iMovie Drop Box and etc.

     

    Go back to Quicktime and open your movie you wish to Share. Now navigate in the menu bar to Share/iMovie and the error will be gone and you should now see a format screen.

     

    Now the dust is settled, close iMovie and goto your renamed folder and move it's contents to the appropriate folders in the new folders. Then send the renamed one to the trash. You're all done

  • ClubUgly Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    You have to delete or rename the old folders. Creating a new set manually will not fix it. You have to let iMovie create the folders.

     

    Here's the fix: Close Quicktime and iMovie first.

     

    Goto Finder/Movies/iMovie Events

     

    Rename to:

     

    Finder/Movies/iMovie Events_bk

     

    Next open iMovie and navigate to File/Import/Movies and choose a random small or test movie. When done, next goto Finder/Movies/ and you should now see the new folders iMovie Events created with subfolders iMovie Drop Box and etc.

     

    Go back to Quicktime and open your movie you wish to Share. Now navigate in the menu bar to Share/iMovie and the error will be gone and you should now see a format screen.

     

    Now the dust is settled, close iMovie and goto your renamed folder and move it's contents to the appropriate folders in the new folders. Then send the renamed one to the trash. You're all done

  • middleburycommunitytelevision Calculating status...

    ClubUgly--

    Thanks for the help.  We're running Lion, with the newest iMovie 11, 9.0.6, and are working out the kinks.  I'll add a few clarifications to your advice for others.  I've underlined my additions.

     

    You have to delete or rename the old Event and Project folders. Creating a new set manually will not fix it. You have to let iMovie create the folders.

     

    Here's the fix: Close Quicktime and iMovie first.

     

    Goto Finder/Movies/iMovie Events

    Goto Finder/Movies/iMovie Projects (there was no Event folder yet, as iMovie was brandnew download)

     

    Rename to:

     

    Finder/Movies/iMovie Events_bk

    or, rename to Finder/Movies/iMovie Projects_bk

     

    Next open iMovie, call the project Testing and navigate to File/Import/Movies and choose a random small or test movie. I downloaded a safe .mp4 from Apple.  When done, next goto Finder/Movies/ and you should now see the new foldersiMovie Events created with subfolders iMovie Drop Box and TestingSave, and quit iMovie.

     

    Go back to Quicktime and open your movie you wish to Share. Now navigate in the menu bar to Share/iMovie and the error will be gone and you should now see a format screen.  The message will say: Movie may be converted to a preferred format if the current movie format is not compatible.

     

    Reopen iMovie, and a message will pop up saying you have a file waiting in iMovie Drop Box.  I forgot the exact wording, but click ok.  I had to quit and open iMovie again at some point before the file exported from Quicktime to the Drop Box folder and was recognized by iMovie, so you may need to open and quit iMovie again if the first time is not successful.  The Drop Box folder will be automatically empty after you have shared it to iMovie successfully.

     

    Now the dust is settled, close iMovie and goto your renamed folder and move it's contents to the appropriate folders in the new folders. Then send iMovie Projects_bk to the trash. You're all done

     

    Thanks to ClubUgly for doing the legwork on this one. 

     

    --MCTV

  • PCCustodian Calculating status...

    Amirh1348's solution worked for me.  No renaming or creating folders.  Just changed options in iTunes.

     

    "I had the same problem but I oppend iTunes preferences>shering>check mark "shere my library on my local network">check mark either share entire library or share selected plyalists>check movie and it worked for me"

  • Dandelyn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    God bless you!  I've been trying to figure this out for 2 days!!!!!  Quick and simple!

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