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avi and imovie cant import


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when i try to import avi's into imovie to edit etc it comes up with this. I have tried importing them off my external hd and internal hd but no difference. i have tried converting them to DivX's but that doesnt work either. plz help !

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G'day christm,

Didn't you have this trouble before??

If you double-click the avi file, does it open in QuickTime?

Look at QuickTime>Window>Show Movie Info.
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i had a similar problem with exporting a movie but not this. it plays fine it QT etc but wont import into imovie.
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What does the movie info tell you?
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heres the movie info pane

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I think the problem is the little endian codec which I think only works on Pentium PC's ... I'm looking for a solution now ... stay tuned Chris.
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ok thanks very much pulse-8.
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Can you try this Chris:

Import the file into iTunes but set the import prefs to AIFF beforehand. When the movie is converted to AIFF, try to import it into iMovie.
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ok tryng it now
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it comes up with this error when i try and import the movie

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plz everyone help as i must have this movie handed in at 9am monday morning for GCSE school work. thanks

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Have you tried to convert it using MediaFork or ffmpegX?
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not yet. will try now.
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with the mediafork i select the files (on the external hd) then press ok and it says no valid title found.

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I think ffmpegX is worth a try. It's the little Endian codec that's the trouble.
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