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    converting mpgs for use in iMovie
    I have a handful of .mpg files I want to use in iMovie, but I don't know what software to use to convert them. was able to view them in MPlayer but that's all. thanks for any info!

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    You can use MPEG Streamclip to convert the .mpg files to a format iMovie supports like .mov
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    Thanks for that! I began to use it but it requires me to download (and pay for) the mpeg-2 component from Apple Apple - QuickTime - Components before it will convert to .mov or .avi. I'm willing but the reviews on that Apple page are horrible!!! Wish I could get it done for free ...

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    You can use FFMpeg to do that conversion

    You will have to download the ffmpegX application

    ffmpegX Download | Software Category Audio & Multimedia - Video Tools

    and also the mencoder and mplayer components as well

    Download MPlayer OS X from SourceForge.net

    When you open up ffmpegX it will ask you where the two components are (I usually put them in the same folder as ffmpegX)

    You may have to tweak the resolution settings but you can bow convert MPEG2 to just about anything including MOV
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    Quote Originally Posted by dthorn75 View Post
    I have a handful of .mpg files I want to use in iMovie, but I don't know what software to use to convert them. was able to view them in MPlayer but that's all. thanks for any info!
    me too

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