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sassula 08-08-2008 02:04 AM

Can't read ASF files on a MacBook Pro?
 
I have an external camera (a USB connected microscope) that records video in ASF format. When I try to import the microscope's video into iMovie the file appears grayed out in the import window. Is there a way to get around this problem?

Sorry, probably something obvious I didn't think of.

kahlil88 08-08-2008 03:18 AM

I think ASF might be a Micro$oft format, so it probably can't be imported into iMovie. If you want to play it, I recommend VLC or MPlayer.

louishen 08-08-2008 04:18 AM

you may be able to open it in MPEGStreamclip and convert it a Mov file

www.squared5.com/svideo/mpeg-streamclip-mac.html

also download the codecs, perian and Flip4Mac if you haven't already

www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/video/perian.html

http://www.apple.com/downloads/macos...quicktime.html

sassula 08-08-2008 07:25 PM

Thanks for the suggestions; I'll check them out.

:D


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