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1837 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 22, 2007 11:35 PM by Bengt Wärleby
Currently Being ModeratedAug 20, 2007 7:10 PM (in response to Sam Beaver)What problems have you had with AVI files??
I have problems with MPEG files-I can't get the audio to play in iMovieHD. (separate thread on that question posted)
Laura.MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 22, 2007 11:03 PM (in response to Sam Beaver)Although iMovie08 expands the kinds of file types it can work with, iMovieHD and prior versions preferred video files to be DV Stream (.dv) -- the kind of files that are created when importing from a miniDV camcorder. This is a high-quality video format.
There are a number of video file formats, and some are container formats (eg, .mov and .avi) that can contain a video that's been encoded using one of a variety of codecs. I'd suggest reading David Pogue's "Missing Manual" for an informative discussion of these topics and a much more complete list of file types. It will also talk about mpeg files (you'll need some more software to edit those).
JohnG5 2.0, G4 400, IIGS, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 22, 2007 11:23 PM (in response to Sam Beaver)
I've looked everywhere for a complete list.
iMovieHD is part of the iLife suite and is intended to be a DV-editor, meant to work with miniDV camcorders..
so, Apple has no reason to publish a list of supported formats... ANY other formats than dv-stream (or iSight mpeg4s..), 48kHz aiff (miniDV) + aac (iTunes), jpeg (iPhoto) are beyond concept of this software ...
for sure, underlying Quicktime technology allows an 'on the fly' conversion of some other codecs, but e.g. a 'muxxed' codec as any mpeg, where audio and video are no seperated streams, creates an 'audio loss' ...
choose 'dv-stream' in your converter tools and iM is happy ...Cube/1GB/QT6pro/iLife5+MacMini CD/1.66/1.25GB/QT7/iLife6, Mac OS X (10.4.10), email@example.com
Currently Being ModeratedAug 22, 2007 11:35 PM (in response to Karsten Schlüter)Hi
And just to add to Karstens excelent reply.
• mp3 - might work but are often reported as a problem maker
I always convert it to audio .aiff (48k or 16-bit) files before importing into iMovie
Yours Bengt WG3/G4 Blue white,PBG4,dG5, Mac OS X (10.3.9), QT6.5.2 + OS X.4.10 + QT 7.2