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    Nov 09, 2009
    Codec'd .AVI won't play in iMovie
    Hey guys, I am trying to put together a video with a few different things. I have two videos that are codec'd and are a .avi file. I could not get them to play in Quicktime until I downloaded Perian. I tried converting them using two programs and ended up deleting them since they left watermarks on the video.

    Now that I can play the files in Quicktime, why can't I upload them to iMovie?

    Is there a way I can uncodec them or what? I'm not 100% tech savvy anymore...



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    Try something like ffmpegX to convert the files. Since QuickTime Player is reading the files, QuickTime could likely save them into another format as well, but is costs money.
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    Nov 09, 2009
    Thanks man, I"ll try it right now and post back rsults.


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    Nov 09, 2009
    Well, it worked out great! Thanks for the help.

    The video is pretty sweet, IMO, but it still needs a little bit of work and needs to be finished.


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