Skip navigation

Missing Audio Media from iMovie

433 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 18, 2012 1:46 AM by sbhabyn RSS
sbhabyn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Currently Being Moderated
Nov 17, 2012 11:20 AM

I am exporting a project in the usual way (via media browser), but get the 'Missing  Media" message referring to one audio track I have imported via the  iTunes folder. This file, (along with a second audio file which is OK), both show in the right place when I 'Reveal in Finder'. The file is there when I check the 'missing file' path given in the error message. The project plays absolutely fine.

Earlier in the editing I dragged and dropped an audio file with the same name into the project from another folder from outside of iMovie. (Didn't actually know you could do this with iMovie, but it seemed to work !) Subsequently I needed to re-edit the audio, deleted the original file from the project and  saved the new file to the iTunes folder and them dragged it into the project via iTunes.

I have deleted the audio from the project and iTunes (several times) and re-saved my work but without success. I tried renaming the file to import and at one point the file name given in the "Missing Media" error was not the same as the file I imported.

Is iMovie trying to find my original file, and if so how can I delete it.

iMAC, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (18,920 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Nov 17, 2012 11:36 AM (in response to sbhabyn)



    Have no idea - But I do this another way and have near to Zero problem with Audio in any of my projects in iMovie or FinalCut.


    • I never use any .mp3 audio or other alient formats - all converted to .aiff 16-bit 48kHz or 44.1kHz


    • In iTunes I do

    - Collect needed sounds into a New PlayList

    - BURN this as a standard Audio-CD (still .aiff - not .mp3)

    - use the files on this CD in my movies


    And by doing so I nearly never get any problems with AUDIO - I hit a lot of other's - but this is very rare to me.


    Yours Bengt W


More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)


  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.