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i’ve kept the old version od imovie (6.0.4) through three migrations and now have it on a mac 10.6.8. i prefer it to the new one, but it has recently begun to give me serious problems. is it becoming obsolete?

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Jun 18, 2013 7:27 PM

i've always thought imovie 6.0.4 was the superior product. i've used it edit semi-profesional films. its easy and intuitive, and always gives you what you want, while looking profesional. i have final cut pro, which i use when i have more time or the project is of more importance, but i still love the ease and simplicity of the old imovie. i've migrated it over 4 computers and it has worked fine till about a week ago. it now takes up to 20 minutes to load, frequently drops out. leaves phantom and relic snipets of audio. is there any way i can fix this problem and keep my beloved imovie 6.0.4? can download it from a third party? are the issues because the .app is going obsolete or are there just new bugs on my computer? i've recently uninstalled all my adobe products and put them onto another computer, could that be it? help me obi won, you're my only hope!

iMovie '08, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,410 points)

    I agree about iMovie 6.0.4 and also continue to use it. Other users report that it can still be used on OS 10.8 Mountain Lion, so not redundant yet!


    Did the errors occur after another migration to another Mac? That is not quite clear from your question.


    In fact, what Mac is this, and does it have any other version of iMovie installed? If you are running Snow Leopard, do you have Quicktime 7.6.6 installed (which iMovie 6 requires)?


    Mac OS X 10.6 includes QuickTime versions 10.0 and 7.6.3. The QuickTime 7 player will only be present if a QuickTime Pro key was present at the time of installation, or if specified as part of a custom install, or individually downloaded:



    Snow Leopard update 10.6.4 included an update to 7.6.6 (if installed). You can install it from the above link  even though it says for 10.6.3. It's the same version of QuickTime Player 7.6.6.


    (Only QuickTime Player 7.6.3 or 7.6.6 can be updated to "Pro".)


    A Mac OS X v10.6, OS X Lion, and OS X Mountain Lion-compatible version of QuickTime Player 7 is available for use with older media or with AppleScript-based workflows. QuickTime Player 7 can be used to playback formats such as QTVR, interactive QuickTime Movies, and MIDI files. Also, it supports QuickTime 7 Pro registration codes for access to QuickTime Pro functionality.

    How to install Quicktime Player 7 on Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion when it is not already present:

  • catspaw Level 5 Level 5 (4,340 points)

    Hi duke -  it could be worth trashing this preference file after shutting down imovie 6:



    It will be automatically re-created when you next open the imovie app.


    It might also be worth repairing permissions:

    Applications>Utilities>Disk Utility


    Hope that helps.


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