Video Codec and playback with quicktime/iphoto

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ganginwood, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. ganginwood macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2009
    i'm importing video from a vio pov1. its a lipstick camera that you film sporting things with.
    i downloaded divx and persia(n)?...but have a few problems. my ultimate goal is to open the file in imovie and edit it. when i open the file in quicktime...i don't get any sound. i can run the file in div x successfuly and see the video and hear the sound but i want to edit the film in imovie and save it to the compuer. persian didn't do much....i still don't know what that even does. there was no evident change after downloading it.

    what are my options? also...for some strange reason...even though i imported the original file using iphoto and its saved as an event...i can't bring it into imovie. i'm guesing that this is becuase it can't recognize the original extension?
    anyhelp appreciated.
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    That's "Perian".

    I've never heard of this being needed when Perian is installed, but have you tried installed the DivX codec? There's no accounting for the bizarre codecs some consumer cameras use.

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