Best way to use .mpg in imovie

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by nick1516, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. nick1516 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 21, 2008
    I have several files that are in .mpg format that won't open in quicktime or imovie(but work fine in vlc) that I need to edit for a project. Because of this I'm assuming they're mpeg-2? What's the best way to get them to work in imovie, would it be buying quicktime pro and the mpeg-2 codec?
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    You can first try MPEG Streamclip and see if they open there.
    If that still does not work, you can install Perian and see, if QT or MPEG Streamclip will work now.
    If that still does not work, get the QT MPEG-2 Playback Component and use either MPEG Streamclip or QT to export to .mov using the Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) for video and Uncompressed (AIFF, PCM) for audio.
  3. Nwanda macrumors newbie


    Sep 16, 2010
    Denver, CO
    Thanks a Ton

    Thanks a lot for the question spinnerlys! I have been having more or less the same problem, and nick1516's fix worked perfectly. Thanks a lot to both of you.

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