4835 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 6, 2008 12:04 PM by HelixUS
This didn't seem to work. When I tried to open a clip and play it all I saw was the meter in the middle to the screen moving as if it was playing the clip, but there was no sound or video. why is it that mac's are suppose to be "multimedia superstars" but opening a universal video format is tall order?
Hi, Not sure if you figured this out but I do something similar all the time so I thought I would help. You FIRST have to download something called the "MPEG component" from apple. The link is below. It's $16 or something.
This will allow your mac to deal with these mpeg files. Now Streamclip will easily convert them to a bunch of other formats. I find that the best format is actually MP4. You might think quicktime format might be best but these are huge. Streamclip also has some good abilities to edit the files, to trim them. And it can convert a bunch of files at once, using the batch list. Once your files are converted, you can just drag them into either iMovie or iDVD.