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iMovie Format in MV4 or OGG

767 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 31, 2012 12:37 PM by Kandoo Services RSS
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Dec 31, 2012 6:30 AM

Hi Guy's,


I purchased a website from (urban light) and they said I need to convert my video format to MV4 or OGG. Does iMovie come in any of these formats?


I downloaded iMovie to my iPhone as my Mac Book is not working at the moment so I can' t convert or export it there. Im using a Windows based machine at the mo.


Can anyone give me any tips on how to go about this please?






iMovie (iOS), Windows Vista
  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    Dec 31, 2012 6:45 AM (in response to Kandoo Services)

    Probably they meant M4V.

    iMovie will by default save movies as M4V.

    When you finish your project, use SHARE/EXPORT MOVIES and pick the sizes you need. Tell iMovie where to save them (pick a folder where you can find them.)

    They should all be M4v, but the very largest sizes, like 1920x1080 may be MOV instead.


    I am not sure what format iPhone uses, but you can try it and see.

  • Karsten Schlüter Level 7 Level 7 (29,460 points)
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    Dec 31, 2012 9:09 AM (in response to Kandoo Services)

    another assumption from here:

    perhaps mp4 - which is by far more 'universal' than m4v.


    (ogg is an open source audio codec - we neglect that)


    the fastest way is:

    export from within iMovie with any preset.

    results in a m4v or mov.


    open that file with free MpegStreamclip

    go straight to Save As and select in drop down mp4


    the resulting 'video' should be playable on 99% of actual devices .......




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    oops - Windows Vista??

    sorry, no idea, beyond my skills


    iMovie for iPhone?

    ask the experts here

  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    Dec 31, 2012 11:55 AM (in response to Karsten Schlüter)

    Karsten makes a good point. MP4 is much more common than M4V.


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