Dvd -> Mp4 -> Imovie File == 15 HOURS?!

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by bobber205, Feb 19, 2007.

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    bobber205

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    There has to be a better way to do this.

    I ripped a DVD using Handbrake and then started importing it to iMovie.

    It took 15 hours. I'm not kidding. And this was on a mp4 imovie project.

    Something must be wrong. I can convert some avi files I have into mp4 using ffmpex (sp?) and imovie imports it in about 15 seconds.

    What's the difference?
     
  2. macrumors member

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    a few things, the mp4 may have been much greater quality. also iMovie may be having a leak in memory or the such. what version of imovie are you using?
     
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    bobber205

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    I'm using iMovie HD that came w/ my macbook.

    The file was 1.86 gigs. a 20 minute mp4 that doesn't take nearly as long is about 200. Things don't add up. I know that if I don't import mp4, it does take forever.

    Any tips how I should convert my movies?
     
  4. macrumors 603

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    mp4 Files Are Not For iMovie

    iMovie doesn' use mp4 files best. Use MPEG Streamclip 1.8 to make DV files iMovie likes. It's FREE and is UB!

    Don't try to put mp4 files into iMovie. They don't belong there.
     
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    bobber205

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    Does it allow converting more than one file at once?
     
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    bobber205

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    That did not work.

    AAAH! It says 2 hours to import a 25 minute avi file.

    WTF?! what should I use?
     

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