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I have created several IMovie 08 projects on my MacBook and want to transfer them to my IMac using my LAN and Sharing. When I do, this the project shows up on my IMac as a MP4 file and it won't download to IMovie 08 on my IMac.

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Have you tried changing what opens the file via the Finder 'Get Info' panel?

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I changed the file to open with QuickTime Player but it still will not download to IMovie on my desktop IMac.

On my MacBook I select a IMovie project and export it to my MacBook desktop. Then I capture it from my desktop thru my LAN.

Is there a better way to do this?
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Why are you doing an export? That generates a file to play, not to edit. Double clicking those should do as you first described, open in a player, or possibly iTunes. If that is what you want, then File-->Import-->Movies should work from within iMovie.

If you want to copy the project to another Mac to continue editing it from where you left off, that is a different process that should be a simple drag & drop of the project folder and the related events folders. I think assets used from iPhoto or iTunes maybe tricky though as the project may not know where they are since they are on the first Mac.

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I have projects & events on my MacBook that are consuming all my memory. So I want to get them off my MacBook and put them on my IMac to free up my memory.
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I think you mean, they are consuming your hard drive space, not your memory. Typically, memory means RAM (Random Access Memory) which are chips on the computer board.

My second paragraph above answers your question. Just place the project and events files in the same location on your other Mac, then open iMovie to confirm the copy worked by doing some simply playback and edit. Look for a yellow exclamation warning icon too because that will suggest some issue to be resolved.

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I hate to be a pest, but how do I place the projects and events from my MacBook onto my IMac?

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Go read these three threads; 1, 2, 3. Hopefully that will allow you to understand the layout and what needs to be copied where.

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DUH. I finally figured it out. Your advice was correct. Thanks for hanging in there with a slow learner.
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Glad to hear you worked it out. I suggest you get an external drive for backup too.

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