1038 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 20, 2006 5:00 PM by Karl Petersen
iMovie doesn't support importing one iMovie project to another. When we try, we get exactly the error you quoted.
You can, however, import all the Timeline video and audio as a single clip to a new project. Or you can drag files from the Media folder of the project to the Timeline of a NEW project.
In the Finder, Control-click on the project icon and choose Show Package Contents from the popUp menu. You'll see the movie "Timeline Movie.mov" in the window that opens. You want to import that movie to a new project, or import selected files in the Media folder.
To import, drag the file to the Timeline of a NEW iMovie project. If importing the Timeline Movie, everything on the Timeline of the original project will arrive as a single clip in the new project.
If the project failed on the external drive, it may be because the disk does not use the disk format required by iMovie. Use Disk Utility to check the disk format, which must be "Mac OS Extended". If it's not that format, use Disk Utility to reformat the drive. (Which will erase all the files on the drive, so make backups.)
The disk is HFS+ so that shouldn't be the problem. I'm not even trying to import my movieproject, just opening doesn't work suddenly from one day to the next it didn't open, imovie starts (flashing lightbutton) but then stops as if nothing happened, no error message nothing... Have you got any ideas? Thanks in advance...
If the project has EVER been stored on a disk that wasn't formatted Mac OS Extended (a.k.a HFS+) that can cause the problem.
Otherwise, make sure there's no third-party iMovie plug-ins and QuickTime add-ons that are causing problems for iMovie. More here: