Problems importing . mov files into iMovie 9.0.9


macrumors member
Original poster
Dec 3, 2012
Sunshine Coast Queensland

I have imported two short clips into imovie quite successfully. When I try to import the third in the sequence [ a much bigger file] the programme seems to stall and says, after about 3 hours that it still has 4 hours to run, so obviously going nowhere. I've tried this 4 times now and I can't move forward. Any ideas guys?
iMac 12.1
Intel core i5
Processor 2.5 GHz
1 processor
4 cores
L2 256 KB
L3 6MB
Mem 8GB
The file is a .mov and is 231.9MB


Last edited:

Nov 28, 2010
How big is the third video (resolution, file size, codec used) and what kind of Mac (model and year and CPU) do you have?

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