Video Compatibility with iMovie

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by julienko3, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

    May 6, 2006
    My video camera uploads to my computer in .avi format, and iMovie won't open/edit any .avi files. It seems to only way to edit an .avi file on a Mac, is to get software that can edit .avi files, or convert the .avi file into .mpg or some other format compatible with iMovie. If converting is the way to go, what program should I use to convert an .avi file? - it has to be free software.

  2. macrumors 6502

    Nov 8, 2007
    I hear ya, I tried last night to import a movie into iMovie and it wouldn't work (.avi)
  3. macrumors member

    Nov 5, 2006
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

    May 6, 2006
    Davidleon, thank you so much! It's a great program.

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