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iMovie '09 will not run

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Anthony Moore4 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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Jan 29, 2009 6:59 PM
Never had a major problem with iMovie since iMovie 2 until this update.

iMovie '09 crashes upon launch. I switch to my daughter's account and iMovie '09 opens cleanly. I think ok, corrupted plist file in my Home Library folder. No success going that route. However, I have the feeling my crashing problem is related to "iPhoto Videos" because that is what is selected when I try to launch on my account from the last time I had used it.

So I move my iPhoto Library to a Shared folder, log in to my daughter's account and point her iPhoto to that library. Launch iMovie under her account. Everything seems ok until I choose iPhoto Videos and then it crashes under her account now, too.

I've deleted every sort of plist that sounded plausible; iLifeMediaBrowser.plist, iLife09.plist, iMovie8.plist, etc.

Anyone have a suggestion?

Our Digital Camera that we take video with is a Kodak DX7630. I will note that in the previous version of iMovie the videos taken with our camera did not show up at all. In this version they seem to be showing up but it keeps crashing now. Deleting the movies out of iPhoto is not an option.

Computer is 24" iMac running 10.5.6 with all software updates.
24" iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,655 points)
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    Jan 29, 2009 7:39 PM (in response to Anthony Moore4)
    Are you able to temporarily remove the videos from iphoto, to diagnose the problem.
    MP 2 x QC Xeon 3 Ghz, 4 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Jim2006 Level 2 Level 2 (360 points)
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    Jan 29, 2009 8:16 PM (in response to Anthony Moore4)
    Anthony, post the crashlog and let's have a look.
    Mac, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Jim2006 Level 2 Level 2 (360 points)
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    Jan 29, 2009 9:01 PM (in response to Anthony Moore4)
    Try removing Perian, DivX, Flip4Mac or any other non apple codec if you have any of these installed.
    Mac, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Jim2006 Level 2 Level 2 (360 points)
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    Jan 29, 2009 9:07 PM (in response to Anthony Moore4)
    After looking at your last post, first try removing Perian if you have that installed.
    Mac, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    Jan 31, 2009 4:52 AM (in response to Anthony Moore4)
    You can remove the 15videos using iPhoto. Look at your smart album. Write down the file names of the videos that you want to remove. Then open iPhoto in Photos mode (right under events). Put the file names one be one into the search bar at the bottom. You should be able to remove them from here.
    iMac 24 2.8Ghz, iPhone, TV, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Parallels 4.0.3540 with XP, Panasonic HDC-SD5
  • Prolepse Calculating status...
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    Jan 31, 2009 10:25 AM (in response to Anthony Moore4)
    Same problem on my computer (MacBook Pro 15 unibody, MacOX 10.5.6 with all software updates)
    iMovie'09 run well on another account but does not launch on my main account.
    My iPhoto Library contains 8125 photos and 103 movies (avi & mov) (26 Go) but I do not see relation with the problem.

    I try :
    - to create another iPhoto Library on the account
    - to copy com.apple.iMovie8.plist from another account

    But nothing…

    I plan to install iLife'09 again and read forums…

    Thanks for your help.

    Florian
    From France
    MacBook Pro 15 unibody, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
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