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    iMovie-- File too big?
    So, I want to make a video on my iMovie and I tried to drag the movie into it. However, it says the file is too big which makes me incapable of creating this video. Any ideas on what I should do so it will fit? Thank you.

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    What version of iMovie are you using?

    Search the forum for splitting video into parts.
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    I have iMovie HD - iBook version.

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    we need to know the version number, if your video is hi-def then earlier versions of imovie may not support it
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    Oooh I see. I looked under info and it said:

    5.0.2 (111)

    Does this help? ^^;

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    Is the file you are trying to import larger than 2GBs? If so, then I think that version of iMovie doesn't support such large files. I can't remember what version that changed though. Likely the 6x series.
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    Yeah, the thing is is that the file is less than 2GBs and it's still 'too big' for iMovie. I tried to make the film smaller by trying to convert it to iPod size with this program but unfortunately it didn't work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markistanai View Post
    Yeah, the thing is is that the file is less than 2GBs and it's still 'too big' for iMovie. I tried to make the film smaller by trying to convert it to iPod size with this program but unfortunately it didn't work.
    if that's what you want to do then try MPEG Streamclip

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    Older versions of iMovie (such as yours) use the .dv file format internally, so anything you drag in will be converted into that format. However .dv files are pretty large (1 hour = ~13GB ), so you'll want to have quite a bit of disk space handy, otherwise iMovie won't be able to import the file.

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    Yeah I have found that it completely depends on the version of the iMovie as it can range quite a lot I have found

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    Yea, it depends on different things with iMovie and stuff.

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