Convert avi to mov

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Living Jane, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. Living Jane macrumors newbie

    Living Jane

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    I recently shot a video of a band and another friend also shot with his camera. He gave me a dvd of his footage, and it's avi files.
    How can I convert the avi to mov files so I can use his footage also in imovie09? (Is FREE an option?)

    I downloaded a few things and tried to do this myself...but me stupid girl...don't have "geek" wings yet;)

    Thanks!

    If you want to check out my videos, go to www.youtube.com/livingjane
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    MPEG Streamclip is free, and will convert it to a number of different formats.
     
  3. Zerozal macrumors 6502

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    If you have Toast, that should work. If you don't have Toast, you can try Handbrake, which is free, although I'm not sure it can output to .mov.
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    You are correct. Handbrake will output to mp4 or m4v. But you can still import those into iMovie.
     
  5. Living Jane thread starter macrumors newbie

    Living Jane

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    Okay I now have streamclip...

    Thanks...r.j.s...
    How do I convert? I moved an avi file into the window and it brought up all these options? Yikes?
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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  7. Living Jane thread starter macrumors newbie

    Living Jane

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    Got it thanks!

    I really appreciate your help.
    Warmest regards,
    LJ
     

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