2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 26, 2009 3:11 PM by Nick Holmes
nd591 Level 1 Level 1
I know Flip4Mac allows WMV files to play in quicktime, but can you export them into iMovie as another file type?

How can I take a WMV movie and edit it using iMovie? or Is it not possible? (Remember I'm new at this....)


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • nd591 Level 1 Level 1
    Any help I can get with WMV files would be appreciated. This topic just really confuses me and the more that I read the more I seem to confuse myself.

    Heres the main problem: The place that I am making a highlight film uses a PC and they do all their editing on it... I am starting to do more of the editing and I need to learn what my options are with my mac and wmv files.

    When I attempt to open up [in quicktime on my macbook pro] the highlight film that was done on the PC, the files show up as: VIDEO_TS.BUP, VIDEO_TS.IFO, VIDEO_TS.VOB... ? ---> Is there anyway to edit [using imovie] these files on my macbook pro? Do I need to save them a special way onto the disk from my PC? Is there software that I can buy to help me?

    Remember that I'm new to this... Please don't give me a complicated answer...
  • Nick Holmes Level 7 Level 7

    That's a DVD Video. The video is in the VOB files.

    You can use [MPEG Streamclip|http://www.squared5.com] to convert the VOB files to an editable format. For iMovie it needs to be a DV Stream, so you would use the Export to DV option in MPEG Streamclip.

    You will also need the MPEG 2 Playback Component, which can be purchased here: http://www.apple.com/quicktime/mpeg2/

    You might also need the Pro version of QuickTime Player, but I couldn't tell you for sure as I have always had it. http://www.apple.com/quicktime/