iPhoto '11 missing video clips

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by the-oz-man, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. the-oz-man macrumors 6502


    Jun 24, 2009
    I have what I would consider a large iPhoto library at around 25,000 pictures and several thousand video clips almost exclusively shot with various iPhones from the first model to the present. I noticed tonight (although I don't know how long this condition has been present) that my video shot with an iPhone 3GS or earlier now will no longer play in iPhoto '11.

    What appears is an image in the thumbnail, but when you open the thumbnail a large exclamation point appears in a grey box signaling that the file is not found. When I perform a finder search for the exact file name, iPhoto shows that it is included in the library file. I can play the .mov file with QuickTime.

    Thoughts about what is going on and more importantly how to fix this. I have performed the rebuild of the iPhoto library by holding down cmd and alt while launching iPhoto and checked the appropriate boxes for finding missing files. I could load a previous iPhoto library from Time Machine, but I don't know how far back this problem has persisted and I don't exactly envy the trial and error method.

    Any advice please. Qualifiers - I have the most recent iPhoto '11 running the most recent OSX Lion on a late 2009 iMac i7)
  2. vdokania macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2012
    same issue

    I am also facing the same issue...any help will be great
  3. vester113 macrumors newbie


    Sep 6, 2015
    hello, i found this old thread. i am having same problem.

    was there a solution posted somewhere?

    would love to hear

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