Used videodrive to convert avi-> mov, Windows cant play video in iTunes

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by CharlesCA, May 3, 2009.

  1. CharlesCA macrumors newbie

    Apr 28, 2009
    As a test I copied a working avi movie from my PC to my Mac. The PC can play the AVI in VLC (but not in QT) and the Mac can play the AVI in QT.

    I then used VideoDrive to convert the AVI to MOV using import method 3. My Mac plays the new video correctly, with sound, in iTunes. It also plays on a MBP via iTunes shared library.

    The PC sees the shared video in Itunes but when I click play, nothing happens.

    Any ideas on what I can do to fix this, whether its a different way of converting or a new program? I want to import 1TB of video files, but I need a working solution first.
  2. JCastro macrumors 6502a

    Feb 12, 2008
    Try converting to mp4 or m4v. It will play in iTunes on both the PC and Mac. I use Handbrake on the Mac. Works like a charm.
  3. hagar macrumors 6502a

    Jan 19, 2008
    Use import methods 5, 6 or 7 in VideoDrive : that will convert the videos to a compatible format.

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