My Wedding Movie Request

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Reality4711, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. Reality4711 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2009
    I have three files from my wedding 10 years ago. They were created on a Windows machine and up until now all I have needed to do is play the video for my own pleasure (no sarcasm intended).

    My wife has asked for a small edited version, of her choosing to send in a Video card she is making for her relatives.


    are the filenames/type. I have iMovie (never used) and sundry other photographic software.

    How and with what do I do to get my wife what she wants? None of these files open in iMovie.

    Suggestions Please. More info. if needed.

    Regards Sharkey
  2. WinstonRumfoord macrumors 6502

    Mar 27, 2014
    Check out a program called clipwrap. I cant recall if it is free or not, but I use it to "Rewrap" movie files into editing-friendly formats.
  3. kohlson macrumors 68000

    Apr 23, 2010
    I would start with Handbrake (which also requires VLC) to convert to mp4, which is a format easily digested by iMovie. You can adjust for different quality settings, sizes, and so on.
  4. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    MPEGStreamclip will also open those files, and then you can save them as Quicktime or mp4 which iMovie will accept.
  5. Boyd01 Moderator


    Staff Member

    Feb 21, 2012
    New Jersey Pine Barrens
    I agree, MPEGStreamclip should open them and you will see a number of export options. DV would be another format that iMovie can handle.
  6. Reality4711 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2009
    Thank you all for responding.

    Is there a definitive method e.g.. which file should I use as as starting point and what would be the simplest workflow?

    nb. QuickTime has always been a mystery to me.:confused::(

    Thank you Sharkey
  7. lighthouse_man macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2005
    The VOB files are DVD format files. The video_ts file is a DVD content file which should be very small and you can forget about. I'd assume that the VTS_01_1.VOB and wedding.avi are two copies of the same thing unless you originally had two different edits. You can preview/watch both files in a free program called VLC. If they're the same, then work on th VTS file. Drag it into MPEG Streamclip and convert to a friendly format.

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