Converting videos in iPhoto

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by calimed, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. calimed macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2008
    I've looked and looked....

    I know MANY people have this issue. I have tons of videos scattered in 100+ events in iPhoto. None of these videos are compatible with iPhone/ATV2 format. Is there a program that can mass convert these into the proper format? I can't believe there is not a automatic converter in iPhoto.

    Thanks to all in advance.
  2. calimed thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2008
    So I take it no current solutions....

    I really wish apple would address this...
  3. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    iPhoto is a Photo app.
    iMovie is a Movie app.
  4. calimed thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2008
    Thanks for the reply...that helps a lot (sarcasm).

    Why do you think they included the "include videos" option when syncing photos?

    Anyone else (with a brain) have an ideas? I really hate ignorant people...
  5. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    Use MPEGStreamclip. It has a good batch convert facility. Not sure if you can drag your videos direct from iPhoto to the Batch window. You might have to go via Finder.
  6. benles macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2012
    I've got the some problem. Is it OK to mess with iPhoto library and convert not supported video format to mp4? I would use MPEGStreamclip. Is iPhoto going to recognize videos.

    And there is one more problem. When you convert videos, you lose date and time.

    Any solutions so far?
  7. nedeveritt macrumors newbie

    Sep 6, 2010
    Check out HandBrakeBatch. It uses the handbrake engine, with a batching utility. You can also retain the original date and time if desired. I export the original files from iPhoto, batch convert, import into iPhoto, then remove the originals.

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