.mpg files in iMovie'08

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by john2006wright, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. john2006wright macrumors regular

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    Hi guys, I hope you can help. I'm pretty new to mac but loving it so far. I have a short movie in a .mpg file. How can I open this in iMovie '08. I can play it through quiktime (i have flip4mac).

    Thanks
     
  2. ftaok macrumors 603

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    What kind of mpeg file? iMovie should be able to import mpeg-4 files with no issues. mpeg-1 files can be a problem if they're muxed, which it probably is. mpeg-2 files are a problem usually as well.

    You might want to try Visual Hub to convert your mpeg-1/2 files to DV.

    ft
     
  3. john2006wright thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for the reply. its a mpeg-1 file. Is visual hub a free app? i'll look for it and give it a try.

    thanks
     
  4. john2006wright thread starter macrumors regular

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    the trial version worked great and was good enough for what i needed.

    thanks!!
     
  5. smburlage macrumors newbie

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    Converting MP4 to MPG

    Hi Guys,

    I am trying to convert an IMoive File (mp4) to and mpg so that I can play it on a digital picture frame. Does anyone know how to do this?

    Thanks!:)
     
  6. spinnerlys Guest

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    Look at the specifications of that digital picture frame, what formats and codecs it accepts, then use MPEG Streamclip to do the appropriate conversion.
     
  7. smburlage macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your help! Downloaded and will see if that works!
     

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