Importing movies in iMovie

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  1. MUCKYFINGERS macrumors 6502a

    MUCKYFINGERS

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    I have a 14" 1.42 ghz iBook G4, and I was trying to import videos in iMovie but I noticed it takes quite a long time... this 140 mb .avi file I have is going to take around 45 minutes to import into iMovie. Is this normal?

    Would it be better to use quicktime to make movies?
     
  2. After G macrumors 68000

    After G

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    The codec that you used is bad for importing. Some movie containers import faster than others. iMovie has to convert to DV. This is normal. If it happens to all your movies, then no it is not.

    Particularly fast imports include .mov and .mpeg.
     
  3. MUCKYFINGERS thread starter macrumors 6502a

    MUCKYFINGERS

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    ok thanks man! well it ended up taking 45 minutes to convert the avi, but nonetheless im glad you actually bothered responding and now i understand! much appreciated! :)
     
  4. masiu macrumors newbie

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    importing to imovie w/sound

    aloooo, I'm hoping someone can help me. i recently imported some mpegs
    to imovie. after importing the files appeared to have no sound. i checked the preferences and didn't find anything amiss. i burned a dvd just to be sure, and sure enough, no sound. there is no audio issue with my powerbook. the mpegs definitely have sound, i have watched them with quicktime. anyone know anything about this?
     

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