switching video over to imovie

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  1. C00KiE macrumors member

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    My bf recorded a video on his phone (android) and I was not able to switch it over to imovie. When I drag it over it won't accept it. Someone said I needed to switch it over to something else then to imovie and it'll work. Switch it to what though??
     
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  3. firedept, Jul 23, 2012
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    Is the Bigasoft iMovie Converter free? I see where it says download for free, then at the bottom it says, Buy Bigasoft Imovie converter for mac.
     
  5. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    No, it's $35.

    However, MPEGStreamclip is free and should do what you need. Open/view your video with it and then Export To Quicktime, and use the Apple Intermediate Codec option as this is what iMovie would convert your mp4 to if it could.
    http://www.squared5.com/svideo/mpeg-streamclip-mac.html
     

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