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I went to edit my Minecraft: Day 2 Gameplay in .avi format today, and when I went to create a new event and import, its grayed out and won't even let me attempt to import the footage. Its like 12 mins long and around 500mb, and I've done bigger, so I'm not sure why it wont let me do this. Any Help?

asked Nov 24 '12 at 16:39

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I guess iMovie doesn't support the codec you used. Maybe try converting it to Quicktime or something with a program like MPEG Streamclip.

answered Nov 24 '12 at 16:55

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iMovie supports .avi because i've used it before on other videos.

(Nov 24 '12 at 16:58) swagmanT swagmanT's gravatar image

Well, .avi isn't just one codec. There are different flavors of it. Just like with .mov, where the file could be H.264, ProRes, AIC, or something like that. Even though some .avi files work with iMovie, this video must be a non-supported codec. At least that's what it would seem like.

(Nov 24 '12 at 18:07) sfrancis928 sfrancis928's gravatar image

yeah its a screencap from CamStudio.

(Nov 24 '12 at 19:28) swagmanT swagmanT's gravatar image

Yes, use MPEG Streamclip!

(Nov 24 '12 at 20:02) catchatyou catchatyou's gravatar image

If that doesn't work, try converting it with Handbrake: http://handbrake.fr/ To another format like .wmv or .mp4.

(Nov 24 '12 at 20:10) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

I've found that MP4 works best on iMovie, but that's just my experience.. AVI never worked for me

(Dec 04 '12 at 03:58) nitrocrime nitrocrime's gravatar image
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answered Dec 04 '12 at 03:47

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edited Dec 04 '12 at 03:59

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Asked: Nov 24 '12 at 16:39

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