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missing files on multiple file import

268 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 1, 2013 2:34 PM by AppleMan1958 RSS
stevevogel Calculating status...
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Jan 29, 2013 2:54 PM

Often, when I import multiple .m4v files into iMovie I will not get them all. It appears to randomly miss files/clips. An example is where I select 10 files/clips (.m4v files) to import into a new event, I will only get 7 of them. The larger the number of files I try to import the more troublesome it is ... importing a group of 50 files may run for 8 hours and then I will spend hours trying to figure out which ones got missed and importing them one by one. The .m4v files will range in size from 500MB to 1.5GB.


I have been struggling with this since I got the Mac ... am I doing something wrong ot over taxing the capabilities of iMovie? I have lots of disk space and am running Mac OSX 10.7.5 and iMovie 11 V 9.0.4.


Thanks for the help!

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 2:34 PM (in response to stevevogel)

    You are in the right place. I don't have any personal experience with your issue. Perhaps someone else will.


    If no one responds, you can always contact Apple. There is a Contact Us link at the bottom right of this page. If your Mac is still under warranty, it is probably a free call. If your Mac is covered under Apple Care, it is most likely a free call. In any event, they would tell you what it would cost before charging you for help.


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