Convert FRAPS clips for iMovie

:DRS:Church

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Apr 6, 2006
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ok how about this,,, I have making/recording movies with FRAPS while playing BF2 on my PC. I have all the footage I need now comes time to edit it. So I transfer a couple clip to my mac and all i get is audio. The clips show up as AVI files. I dont need the audio as I will be using music for the background. So I guess I need an app that will convert these clips to something iMovie can use, any ideas? Ohh yeah it needs to be free.

Thanks Church
 

7on

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What codec does FRAPS encode with? odds are you can just download a codec for quicktime and it'll work. If it's a Windows Media format you'll have to pay to use it in iMovie unfortunately. Most other codecs are free though.
 

:DRS:Church

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Apr 6, 2006
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I think its some kind of propritary codec. I just spent 2 hours with movie maker,,,I could just shoot myself in the face,,,
 

GFLPraxis

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Mar 17, 2004
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It's probably DivX.
EDIT:
This is on FRAPS' FAQ.
Why is the AVI movie generated by Fraps so big? How can I reduce the size?

The filesize is big because there isn’t enough time to encode the movie while the game is running. The movie frames are slightly compressed, but still require a large amount of disk space due to the high resolutions. Once you have finished capturing you should convert the saved AVI into one of the popular compressed movie formats such as mpeg or divx. Recommended programs for doing this are tmpgenc (Tsunami Mpeg Encoder), and VirtualDub.

Using VirtualDub is quite easy. To create a compressed version of the AVI follow these steps:

* Start VirtualDub
* Select File->Open and choose the AVI in the Fraps directory you wish to compress.
* Select Video->Compression and choose the codec you wish to compress with (usually divx)
* Select File->Save As AVI and specify a filename for the new AVI.

If you have Windows XP you can also use Windows Movie Maker to compress the video files. If you use Windows Movie Maker it's recommended that you keep your Fraps video files at 800x600 or under.
 

:DRS:Church

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Apr 6, 2006
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ok here is an easy fix, I just exported the clip to my DV camera and then reimported them into iMovie. Then I had more options for vid format. YouTube dont like WMV files. Anyway heres the movie if ya wanna see it. Its very average to say the least.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzH0c05E-zc