5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 8, 2013 7:38 PM by LarryHN
mikeearth Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi,

 

We have an older PPC 17" iMac (OS X 10.4.11). Recently as we tried to watch older .avi videos among iPhoto´s pictures they didn't work. The time counter on videos were all showing 0:00 and as I looked iPhoto library folder, I discovered that all .avi files had same size as they were only thumbnails? Recent(2010/2011) .mov files were ok. I've made copy of the library few years back but never anything else. Has anyone ideas what happened?

 

/Mikko Alikorpi


iMac 17", Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • 1. Re: Missing avi files on iphoto?
    dntgallant Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just found out the same thing happened to me.  Hoping someone out there has an answer.  A lot of my son's firsts are now thumbnails at 0:00.

  • 2. Re: Missing avi files on iphoto?
    vicki-lee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same problem.  I created multiple libraries at one point, then tried to consolidate them -- it would say that the files needed to be updated to the current version of iPhoto.  Could that have caused a problem?  I have iPhoto 11 on an iMac

  • 3. Re: Missing avi files on iphoto?
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,645 points)

    How did you "consolidate" the libraries?  The most common reason to have only the first frame of a movie in stead of a movie is having exported the movie using other than the kind = original option  - not using kind = original exports the JPEG preview not the movie - to export the movie you have to export the original

     

    LN

  • 4. Re: Missing avi files on iphoto?
    vicki-lee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks!  That sounds like what might have happened, but I don't understand what "kind = original" option means.

     

    Vicki

  • 5. Re: Missing avi files on iphoto?
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,645 points)

    but I don't understand what "kind = original" option means.

    when you export you get many choices including which version to use - kind selects that - original is exactly what it says, the exact original file that was imported, in this case the AVI - current is the current version with for a movie is the JPEG thumbnail - current is the same as JPEG

     

    LN