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iMovie movies saved (or converted) into other formats?

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Is there an easy way to get iMovie files to save as .mpe, .mpg, .mpeg, .dat, or .vob? I looked at all the output types and didn't see any of these. I don't use iMovie very much, so I don't know a lot about it. Thank you in advance for any help.



MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo; 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
  • RodneyW Level 4 Level 4 (3,030 points)

    iMovie is pretty flexible on output formats if you go to the "Share" menu and select "Export using Quicktime...".  You will find that the resulting export window lets you choose between MPEG-4, AVI etc....


    To export to a DVD (vob), you export it to iDVD, where you can easily edit titles/chapters etc.

  • RodneyW Level 4 Level 4 (3,030 points)

    MPEG-4, MPE, MPG and MPEG are variations on the same thing.



    H.264 is an evolution of MPEG-4


  • RodneyW Level 4 Level 4 (3,030 points)

    Video formats can be a pain.


    What brand/model is your projector?

  • RodneyW Level 4 Level 4 (3,030 points)

    Thanks.  Sorry for the delay - I've been a bit busy.  Is it reasonable to assume that you are putting the file onto a USB key to read it directly from your projector?  According to Epson, it should support MPEG1 through to MPEG 4 from a USB memory key.

   (pages 37, 42)


    The USB memory key will need to be formatted as FAT32 (page 78).


    I hope this helps,



  • RodneyW Level 4 Level 4 (3,030 points)

    I'll have another go at troubleshooting: what size are you exporting the video into MPEG 4?  The projector has a limit of 720x576.  iMovie usually defaults to a larger native size.


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