iMovie 7.1 wont start, it keeps bouncing up and down on the dock and then it settles.

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  1. kwfl macrumors 6502

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    that is it

    when i click on the imovie 7.1 application on the dock, it just bounces there for a minute and eventually settles without it being started

    i havent used imovie before,

    this happens to it
    on my
    iMac 24" 2.8GHz
    MBP 2.4GHz, 15"

    any clue of what this could be?
     
  2. NAG macrumors 68030

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    Can you paste the applicable parts of your console log here?

    I would think it would be a permission issue but maybe something else.
     
  3. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    I had a similar problem. It would just bounce and never launch.

    I tracked it down to an old DIVX plug-in (DIVX 5, if I recall). Removed the plug-in, and iMovie fired up just fine.
     
  4. kwfl thread starter macrumors 6502

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    do u mean a quicktime plugin, cuz i installed the same plugins to the both comptuter and to my friends computer and it is the same issue

    i will try it.

    EDIT:
    just figured it out, it is the DIVX Pro 5.component AND the DIVX 5 condec.

    thanks very much for your hlep, really grateful to u.

    Wow, look at the difference in performance get out of the iMac compared to the MBP.
    i have the same video footage on both, it took 2.5 minutes to make thumbnails in the iMac and 9 minutes in the MBP (the MBP is running Leopard BTW, imac Tiger 10.4.11)
     
  5. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Glad that did it. Mine died after the first update to iMovie. I gave up, for awhile, after trashing plists didn't help. Finally decided to get more serious and checked the Open Files and Ports list in Activity Monitor. Starting with 3rd party stuff, older first, made DIVX stand out.
     

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