344 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 17, 2013 8:48 AM by AppleMan1958
Last week I posted a couple of questions on the community about long-term movie storage.
I learned long-term storage should be on an external HD. DVD disks deteriorate and the format will soon be dead.
Now I need a recommendation about what file format to use for long-term storage of my movies on an external HD. I hope my great grandchildren can someday view the movies. I suspect the file format should be popular by today's standards so it has a chance of being converted to whatever file format is popular many years from now. Do you suggest:
- MPEG-4 (which shows up as .m4v on my movies)
- Some other file format? If so, which one and how should I export to this file format? Via Quicktime?
I use an iMac with OS X 10.7.5
I use iMovie '11