Currently Being ModeratedOct 4, 2013 10:25 AM (in response to Starburst_90)
What file are you trying to move to your USB drive?
Are you using the Share menu to create a movie file that will play independently of iMovie?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 4, 2013 11:59 AM (in response to Matthew Morgan)
No, not the share menu. All i did was finalize project once i had finished playing with it and then transferred it from my movies folder over to my USB.
Was this where i went wrong? Should i have finalized it a different way?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 4, 2013 2:55 PM (in response to Starburst_90)
Was this where i went wrong?
Finalizing prepares (renders) your project so it can be output (Shared).
Sharing, as described in the article I linked to. creates the kind of file that you're looking for.
Generally, you don't want to touch the files in the iMovie Events and iMovie Projects folder. So if you moved a file out of the iMovie Projects folder, you should return it before you try Sharing.
You can also Share a project without first Finalizing it as the process of Sharing also first renders your project.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 4, 2013 11:07 PM (in response to Starburst_90)
As Matthew writes in full.
- USE an USB-Memory - DOS formatted (as my TV or Playstation doesn't take anything else)
- Share to QuickTime (or Export to QuickTime) and as .mpeg4 AND HERE I SELECT as H.264
This plays well for me.
Yours Bengt W
Currently Being ModeratedOct 7, 2013 8:18 AM (in response to Starburst_90)
Did this work starburst,have you got the imovie playing on a usb?
I'm having problems to,i can't get my finished imovie files to play on my sansdisk usb.
The usb plays every other file under the sun,but once they have been in imovie i can't get them to play.
Before i had a mac i used sony vegas on my pc and had no problem transferring them over to a usb and playing them.
Now because HD files are so big after imovie renders them i usually transfer them to my ipad and stream them using apple tv to a tv set,but has the files are so large it must take 30 odd minutes to even begin to start to play a largish movie.
So i bought a sansdisk usb to put the finished movies onto,plug it into the blu ray and hopefully play,but if anything has been made in imovie,it just won't play them,weird.
Sometimes in the usb menu it will show the name of the file i want to play but when asked to play,nothing happens.
Please can anyone help its doing my head in,even resorted to uploading them to you tube and then streaming over the net,but the quality is poor.