Concerning .avi in iMovie

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by iEugene, Jul 2, 2006.

  1. iEugene macrumors regular

    iEugene

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    #1
    Hello I had a question that perhaps someone here can help me with.

    On my Windows PC a long while back I would use Windows Movie Maker to make "music videos" as I called them. Normally they were anime videos that I clipped scenes together and placed a song over it. I haven't done this in over two years.

    Since getting my Intel iMac and seeing iMovie, I haven't really touched it, but have heard that it puts Windows Movie Maker to shame. I have had no experience with it other than messing around with some built in iSight things. Recently I started getting back into an anime and really wanted to make a music video to it however I have a problem.

    Both files (two large, 2 hour files) are both in .avi format. When I transferred them to iMovie (click and drag) it took about 2 hours to copy, and then wouldn't play any of the files.

    Must the files be in Quicktime format? Or is there another way I can get them in. I really want to try to make a video.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Nermal

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    Do they play in QuickTime Player? If not, you'll need to find QuickTime components for the codecs used (try DivX if you don't already have it).
     

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