Convert videos from .mpg to .mov

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  1. mklock macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I'm making a little movie in iMovie, but my Camera (Sony W150) saves the videos as .mpg, but iMovie can't read this kind of files. What's the best way to convert from .mpg to .mov?


    -mklock
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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  3. Zerozal macrumors 6502

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    Download Perian and iMovie should be able to read the mpgs directly.
     
  4. mklock thread starter macrumors newbie

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    unfortunatly it's still not able to read them... any other solutions?
     
  5. 5Reno5 macrumors newbie

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    I use a program called Handbrake for this.

    Google this, and you may have to download a less recent version of it for mac's like I did.

    It works well, it takes sometime to work though, for a 2 hour movie it should take about an hour to swap.

    Hope this heps.
     
  6. eliteneo macrumors member

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    don't use any of that stuff, the BEST file converter that uses all types is called
    ffmpegX it's a free download for mac, but once u launch it, it asks for a serial number just hit cancel and it works great
     
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    If you have Toast, that will work. If you don't it's not free so try the others...
     
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