8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 10, 2010 3:52 PM by avi4now
Andrew Shalit Level 1 (5 points)
I shot a movie on my iPhone 4. It plays back fine on my iPhone 4. However, I can't get it off the phone onto my Mac in a playable form.

When I try to import it into iPhoto, I get the message "The following file could not be imported. (The file is in an unrecognized format.)"

If I look at my iPhone from Image Capture I see the movie and I can drag the movie from the Image Capture window onto my desktop. It shows up on my desktop as a 74 MB file titled "IMG_1430.MOV". However, when I try to open that file in QuickTime Player 7, I get an alert that says "The movie could not be opened. The file is not a movie."

As I said, the file plays fine on my iPhone, and was even able to publish a compressed version of it from my iPhone directly to Mobile Me.

Anyone have any ideas how I can get the original version off my phone in a playable form?

MacBook Pro 2.16 GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.4)