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Carl 1886-2006 Level 1 Level 1

I get a pop-up window when I try to share a movie with imovie "iMovie has not been set up".  I have trashed the imovie plist and repaired permissions, I restarted imovie to see if that helps but to no avail.  It is not a major issue but it would be nice to have that option seeing as I will be using imovie more frequently since Avidemux does not work on lion.  All the other share options seem to function so I am a bit stumped as to why this option is not working.

 

Thank you for your time.


Quicktime x player, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • Mersh Level 1 Level 1

    Same here.

  • Aushiker Level 1 Level 1

    Not much help but same issue here. Seems to be spate of  issues since I "upgraded" to Lion

     

    Andrew

  • MsLousal Level 1 Level 1

    Hi,

     

    Im having the same issues as all of you with quicktime and iMovie, plus I try to export to ".mov" format and the progress bar doesn't move. All has happened since I upgraded to os Lion today... help!

  • Ruthvick Divecha Level 1 Level 1

    +1 this problem for me too.

     

    Wow, Lion breaks more good features than a Windows OS upgrade! First frontrow... then Airdtop does not work with slightly older Macs and now this. No Like

  • Bisham Singh Level 1 Level 1

    Same here.

  • Jon Walker Level 6 Level 6

    I get a pop-up window when I try to share a movie with imovie "iMovie has not been set up".

    Have any of you actually opened/used iMovie yet? It appears the shared file is temporarily stored in an "iMovie Drop Box" which is placed in an "iMovie Events" folder either in the "Music" folder of the current user's account on the boot drive or placed in an "iMovie Events" folder at the root level of a non-booted hard drive. It is likely that if QT X can't find/can't see any "iMovie Events" folder, it will issue the "not set up" modal message you are seeing.

     

    When working correctly, the QT X "iMovie" shared file is placed in the "iMoviie Drop Box" folder (even if it has to create a new folder initially) where it sits until you next open iMovie. When iMovie opens, it scans all available "iMovie Events" folders and if it detects anything in the drop box, will ask you if you want to import them. During import, the files are simply moverd from the drop box to the named_Event folder you specify. Be advised that if you delete the drop box from the "iMovie Events" folder, you may later get a different modal message telling you the system cannot find the "iMovie Drop Box" the next time you try to share a QT X file to iMovie.

     

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  • Jon Walker Level 6 Level 6

    It appears the shared file is temporarily stored in an "iMovie Drop Box" which is placed in an "iMovie Events" folder either in the "Music" folder of the current user's account on the boot drive or placed in an "iMovie Events" folder at the root level of a non-booted hard drive.

    Sorry! "Music" should read "Movies" above.

     

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  • Mersh Level 1 Level 1

    Hey, look at that. Buying & installing iMovie '11 fixed it. Not only that, it runs a lot smoother too.

     

    I remember this happened with one other version of iLife & OS X. I kind of feel hosed by Apple when that happens but whatever.

  • VL Davis Level 1 Level 1

    I'm having a similar problem but for some reason this fix hasn't helped. I opened up my Movies folder and saw that there was no "iMovie Drop Box" or "iMovie Events" folders in it. I created both folders and then went back to Quicktime and tried the Share>iTunes function again but still get the "iMovie has not been set up" response. This is after opening up iMovie. Perhaps I am missing a step somewhere?

  • burky79 Level 1 Level 1

    I have the exact same problem.

     

    I am using a Macbook Air i5 with 4GB RAM and running 10.7.2. I did a screen recording at about 20mb in size and tried to share with iMovie, to do voice over and cuts. I can export it in any other way (YouTube, Vimeo, Flickr, etc.), but not to iMovie, because of that error. I have done a project in iMovie before, so all associated folders should be created already.

     

    Anyone have any new ideas on this?

     

    I have exported to a .m4v file format from Quicktime then imported to iMovie successfully, however, that's not how it's supposed to work

  • Tanner_Evans Level 1 Level 1

    Here is what I did that worked.  I exported the video from Quicktime to my desktop.  Then I took that and drag-and-dropped it into iPhoto.  Then i took that from iPhoto and drag and dropped it into iMovie.  Now it plays in there!  Probably completely wrong, but the end goal was achieved!

  • BCDale Level 1 Level 1

    Similar issue: Tried to open .mp4 file in iMovie from QuickTime Player. Error Msg = "iMovie has not been set up". Resolution: Open iMovie, File - Import - Import Movie - navigate to file, import. Then drag the clip/movie into the project pane. Problem solved.

     


  • Adam Christianson Level 1 Level 1

    I am having the same issue and have been using the workaround of simply exporting the movie from QTX and then opening in iMovie, but that doesn't really address the original question. I checked Jon's recommendation I do have a ~/Movies/iMovie Events/iMovie Drop Box folder. Does anyone have a response for the original question about how to get this functionality working inside QuickTime X?

  • amirh1348 Level 1 Level 1

    I had the same problem but I oppend iTunes preferences>shering>check mark "shere my library on my local network">check mark either share entire library or share selected plyalists>check movie and it worked for me

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