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iMovie '08 Hangs While Building Thumbnails - One Possible Workaround

1179 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 15, 2007 8:47 AM by Ernest Long RSS
Ernest Long Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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Aug 13, 2007 9:18 AM
I had the problem of having iMovie '08 hang while it was building the thumbnails. I finally tracked down my problem to one of my iPhoto AVI movies being corrupt. I could make a copy of it by dragging it from my iPhoto '08 thumbnails to my desktop. I tried every application that I had that could open AVI files (QuickTime, FIle Buddy, etc), they all hung trying to open the AVI file (I monitored the apps using Activity Monitor). When I removed the corrupted AVI file from iPhoto '08, iMovie '08 successfully opened and created its thumbnails and imported all of my other video files stored in iPhoto '08. I also found a utility that would open the corrupt AVI and convert it to another video file format (so I didn't loose the video content). I used Xilisoft Video Converter - http://www.xilisoft.com/video-converter-mac.html

Hope this helps some people!
G5 Quad w/8 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.10)

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