iPhoto 5: avi support

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jxyama, Jan 12, 2005.

  1. jxyama macrumors 68040


    Apr 3, 2003
    i can't find this info at MR (well, i didn't read through 6 pages of discussions on iLife 05, sorry...) or apple.com...

    anyone know what movie formats are supported in iPhoto 5? i saw mpeg being mentioned... my camera (canon s230) takes movies in avi format. (but a weird avi since QT has no problem playing it...)

    i can't see iPhoto 5 not supporting a format used by one of the most popular digital camera makers, so i assume it's supported... but i appreciate any help.
  2. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601


    Feb 10, 2004
    Well, .avi files are really just "wrappers". That means that it's a just a single file that includes both an audio and video track. The two streams could be in a large variety of formats... for example it could be uncompressed PCM audio and (one of the many variants of) MPEG4 video; or MP3 audio and one of the older Windows Media Video (before WMV8, I think).

    So, the answer is a definate maybe. :D I'm not sure what kind of formats your camera records in, there should be someway to get file information about the clips and then checkto see if that is supported.

  3. iJon macrumors 604


    Feb 7, 2002
    If so, this will be great news for the porn community our there ;)

  4. Blackheart macrumors 6502a


    Mar 13, 2004
    Hey, if that's what it takes for people to switch, right? ;)

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