mini mac does not recognize cd or dvd

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by kevinthe cliff, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. kevinthe cliff macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2009
    I cannot get my mini mac to recognize a cd or dvd which I created with my Vaio laptop( Windows Vista). The video was in the window maker and quicktime format. The disc utility tells me a disc is in the harddrive,but I cannot open ,repair etc... I am trying to add video from a Panasonic camera to an imovie project.

  2. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    go back to movie maker and start again first safe as mswmm file on harddisc
    mswmm files are the project format for Windows Movie Maker. The files tell Windows Movie Maker things about your video editing project like what video clips are used, which audio files you imported, which transitions go between which clips, and which effects are used. These files are essentially readable only in Windows Movie Maker and will definitely not work on a Mac. The two options for saving out a video file from Movie Maker are either DV-AVI or WMV. To create a Mac-compatible video file, open the mswmm file in Windows Movie Maker, save the movie at the highest quality setting WMV or preferably as a DV-AVI format file. Import this finished AVI or WMV file into iMovie or other Mac video editing application.

    so it is extremly important to chose the absolute right format not just any random format that seems possible so create a file so your mac can read it
  3. kevinthe cliff thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2009

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