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CCJE Calculating status...
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Just installed Leopard, all went well except for iMovie 7.1. Application launches, then just "hangs". The filmstrips are all greyed out, I can't see my project names, the menu items are grayed out. Installed iLife Support 8.11, then the iMovie 7.1 Update. Nothing works. Don't really want to go back to Tiger, but if I have to I will. Any ideas? Thanks.
iMac 20 2mhz DualCore, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Ziatron Level 4 Level 4 (3,255 points)
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    Oct 30, 2007 1:12 PM (in response to CCJE)
    Leopard has been reported to be working with iMovie 06 and iDVD 08. With fewer people using iMovie 08 it may take more time to get a definitive answer.
  • Karl Petersen Level 6 Level 6 (15,170 points)
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    Oct 30, 2007 1:43 PM (in response to CCJE)
    Try using Disk Utility to Repair Permissions. Don't know if that will help, but it might.

    Karl
    Dual-Core Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.10), Sony TRV 900, HDTV, Cinema Displays
  • Race86 Calculating status...
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    Oct 31, 2007 8:21 AM (in response to CCJE)
    Hey All:

    My fix is alot easier than apples. In the Library/quicktime folder you need to look at each DivX file and check it using "get info" or "more info". Under Kind, you keep the one that says (Universal). The older DivX files go to the trash. After I did that, everything worked perfectly.

    Sherm
    MacBook Pro Intel, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Rinaldo Dieziger Calculating status...
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    Nov 2, 2007 10:02 PM (in response to CCJE)
    Does not work for me. If I open a new user account iMovie 7.1 starts perfectly in the new environment. Followed your steps but iMovie hangs again.
    MacBook Pro 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Rinaldo Dieziger Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 2, 2007 10:54 PM (in response to Rinaldo Dieziger)
    Tried again, I can start iMovie 7.1 now. Great!
    MacBook Pro 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5)
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    Nov 25, 2007 4:22 AM (in response to CCJE)
    Have a similar issue to CCJE. I have a new Mac Book Pro, Leopard 10.5 and the new iMovie 08. When I open iMovie and try to import a .mov file or a .mp4 file they are greyed out and I am unable to proceed. I have downloaded and installed iLife Support 8.11. When I revert back to iMovie 06, the movies import just fine. This is killing me because I am doing this for work and am under deadline.
    Mac Book Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.1), 3 gigs of memory
  • spiral5 Calculating status...
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    Nov 25, 2007 11:05 AM (in response to dstahl2)
    I had the same issue and re-installed iLife '08, then updated to the latest version and it looks OK now. Looks like I probably just didn't have the latest version of iMovie.

    Thanks
    Macbook Pro, Macbook, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • ledzeplauer Calculating status...
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    Dec 1, 2007 9:48 AM (in response to Race86)
    I did what Race86 did and it finally worked. Just delete everything in the library/quicktime folder that isn't in the shape of a lego. After a long time monkeying with this, this fix is a great relief.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • Corvae Calculating status...
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    Jan 6, 2008 2:47 PM (in response to Race86)
    I too tried what Race86 said and it worked. I spent just shy of 45 min. on the phone with apple and they said to re-install when I back home where my disks are. That did pretty much nothing. As far as I can tell this is what apple needs to advise people to do.
    2.0 Ghz white Macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • Linda Tulchin Calculating status...
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    Jan 16, 2008 5:20 PM (in response to CCJE)
    I did everything you said, except I dont have the file titled "com.apple.iMovie7.plist"!!!! It doesnt even exist in my computer. I also tried downloading the iMovie update from apple, and when I tried installing it... it said a valid iMovie application could not be found in the Applications folder...but when I checked, there it was.

    Still does not work! When I try to open iMovie, the icon bounces around for about 20 seconds and then the message appears: "The application has suddenly quit" or whatever it said.
    Mac OS X (10.5.1)
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    Feb 17, 2008 8:39 AM (in response to spiral5)
    I whant to try the race's method but i cant find the quicktime folder!!!!
    Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,665 points)
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    Feb 17, 2008 9:06 AM (in response to iWeb\'08)
    Mac HD/Library/Quicktime
    MP 2 x QC Xeon 3 Ghz, 4 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • iWeb\'08 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 17, 2008 9:14 AM (in response to Race86)
    I did what you said and there where 3 files and they all said conponent (Universal) so i did not deleate them what should i do?
    Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
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