iMovie can't import videos

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Mozzalicious, May 13, 2013.

  1. Mozzalicious macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2012
    So, I use iMovie to edit all the videos I put up on my youtube, we film them with an Iphone or a Galaxy S3 so I think they're always mp4 files. They've always imported to iMovie no problem, except for today. The video I'm trying to import hasn't been able to; it just says importing, approximately 1 minute and it finishes in 5 seconds (it's almost 2 GB) but the video's nowhere to be found.

    I googled a solution and one thread on here talked about mp4 files sometimes being iffy with iMovie so someone provided a file converter, the person who was having the issue was able to to switch them to .MOV files (I believe) and it worked. So, I downloaded the converter, switched the file to a .MOV file and it still isn't anywhere in iMovie :/
  2. Darundal macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2013
    Can you play the video on your iPhone/S3? If not then maybe the video file is corrupted.
  3. palmharbor macrumors 6502

    Jul 31, 2007
    Go to "go" then to utilities, hold down option key...library appears...go to preferences ...find for iMovie...put in trash...restart...try again.

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