4526 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 22, 2010 7:01 AM by Ron Ellis
Hi. I found the following tip elsewhere and it worked!!!
followed these instructions found on a different forum:
Registered: Jan 18, 2008
Re: iLife Sound Effects
Posted: Mar 19, 2008 7:53 AM in response to: Pocketed4
Solution: Go to /Library/Audio/Apple Loops/Apple/iLife Sound Effects/
Then drag and drop all of the audio files into a new iMovie HD project.
It will convert them.
Then drag and drop them out of iMovie HD into the above folder, or create a new one.
if you created a new one then drag and drop the folder into the media section of iMovie HD onto the folder list. (this will register it with iMovie HD)
You can select them all and then copy and paste to the folder and they will be there in both formats. Don't delete the .caf as other apps us that extension.
You now have aiff format audio files visible to iMovie HD.
I also found that if you still have the iLife Sound Effects folder from an older OS (Tiger etc) in aif format, you can just copy & rename each of the 13 effects folders (for example, Ambiance aif), and then add them to the iLife Sound Effects folder.
Both caf and aif folders will show up in the media sections of iMovie HD and iMovie 09. The iMovie HD will play the aif effects, and iMovie 09 will play either caf or aif.
The only real difference is the aif files are about 5.5 times bigger - only an issue for rendering times with older Macs.