more codecs

Discussion in 'macOS' started by iPowers, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. iPowers macrumors 6502

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    Where can I find more codecs to be able to have more choices of formats to export with imovie and/or quicktime.

    I am looking for in particular .mpg, .mpeg, .mkv, .rm, .rmvb, ogm, flv, swf, .gif

    but any way to find a group is fine.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    Check out Perian. If you are looking to encode in a particular format, you might try macupdate for encoding plug-ins or conversion applications (search for "encode iMovie" for starters).
     
  3. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    Perian is definitely what you're looking for. I use it and haven't found a single file yet that it won't play (but I don't download that much video, really).

    Edit - NM - I thought you were only interested in playback, and I have no idea about encoding with Perian....oops.
     
  4. iPowers thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Persion had no offect on imovie and quicktime and all I saw was other handy video players or tools, never codecs
     

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