Converting videos

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  1. skiswife07 macrumors newbie

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    Is there any program that will convert my MPEG or MPEG-2 files to a MOV file, or anything that can be played in QuickTime and edited in iMovie '08? I just bought my first Mac and I cannot transfer or play movies from my video camera. I can transfer them onto my husband's PC and then get them on my Mac from an external hard drive but they won't play or open in iMovie. The whole reason I bought a Mac was to edit some videos and do things with my pictures.
     
  2. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Try looking at VisualHub, I believe it can convert practically any video format to any other video format. :cool:
     
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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  4. speakerwizard macrumors 68000

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    imovie is primarily built for direct input from a camera, so dv or avchd, this is why you are having the trouble, as the others say those two apps are both great utilities for video editing. good luck
     
  5. martin45 macrumors newbie

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    Re:Converting videos

    Hi
    In my thought converting videos are the skillful work. Apple cinema display is walked by this type of converting videos.

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    martin

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  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    What?
     
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  8. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Handbrake is best for DVDs to mp4. You'll want these in DV for editing in iMovie.
     

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