Converting Avi files

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  1. Noya macrumors newbie

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    How can I convert an AVI video so I can edit it in imovie??? is there a free application I can download???
    when I try to import it now it just shuts down....help! thankyou!:confused:
     
  2. gregdrummeraz macrumors 6502

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    gogle isquint. :rolleyes:
     
  3. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    Try opening it in Quicktime, then exporting it as a .mov file.
     
  4. Noya thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It won't open with quicktime....it just freezes....any other ideas???
     
  5. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    If it's freezing, then the file must be noncompliant or corrupted. Quicktime should open AVI files. I've done in many times for making Dolby Digital files.
     
  6. Whimsy macrumors member

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    Google: Divx Doctor 2. It's a free AVI to MOV converter that I've used. You'll need the 3ivx codec though - read up on the Divx Doctor 2 website. I've had the same exact problem where Quicktime doesn't ever read AVI's, it just shows a white screen and freezes.
     
  7. Hello.there macrumors 6502a

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    As above, Google for iSquint or MPEG Streamclip and see if they can convert the file for you.
     
  8. dtklamf macrumors regular

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  9. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    He should also make sure that he has Perian installed.
     
  10. dringkor macrumors member

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    Google ffmpegx. It's free (asks for donation though) and will convert for you. I use it to convert files from HDD and DVD camcorders for use in iMovie, and I've converted AVI files from digital cameras with movie mode as well.
     

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