I need the old version of iPhoto to open original movie files

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Can I uninstall os x yosemite and reinstall os x snow leopard?

I still have original discs which came with the iMac. I desperately need to open movie files I have on my external hard drive which were saved using the old version of iPhoto.

If I can reinstall snow leopard, can I then reinstall ilife from my applications install dvd, to then, in effect, have my old computer back? and then be able to access my files??

Please give me some hope to getting my movies back! I'm in complete panic mode!!
 
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iPhoto doesn't open movie files, it uses Quicktime for that. What format/file type are your movie files?
 
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There is no old version of iPhoto that saved videos in a format the current iPhoto cannot read. We're missing a lot of information here, but the bottom line is that iPhoto is not the problem. If you have the videos, then something will be able to read and convert them, so don't worry about that.
 

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chas_m

I'm just wondering if VLC, which opens just about anything, would allow the OP to view his videos? And it has some conversion options as well. And it's free.

The only other video conversion software with which I have personal experience is "Toast Titanium", but it's pricey. On the other hand, the OP could permanently batch convert all his videos for future saving/viewing if VLC can't do the job.

Certainly no need to go back to Snow Leopard.

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Do you mean iPhoto or actually iMovie which is in the Application Folder?
 

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We need a bit more information. As far as I know the current version of iMovie will open files created by earlier versions of iMovie.
 

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