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Posted: Sat, 11th Dec 2010, 11:50pm

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ok so i have tryed mp4 mov and avi and none have worked. i have a mac. any help?
Posted: Sun, 12th Dec 2010, 12:06am

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Please explain in more detail what happens when you say it doesn't work.

Both .mov and .avi will work. Do you have the latest Quicktime installed? What codec are the .mov files in?
Posted: Sun, 12th Dec 2010, 12:09am

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XL3G1TXSNIPER

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well it says the file you are trying to open apears to be the wrong type. i dont know much about video files so how do i find the codec.
Posted: Sun, 12th Dec 2010, 4:11am

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Open it in Quicktime, hit command-I, and read what it says in the "Format" listing. The first thing it lists is usually the codec.
Posted: Sun, 12th Dec 2010, 6:54am

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XL3G1TXSNIPER

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Apple Cinepak, 960 x 540, Thousands
16-bit Integer (Little Endian), Mono, 22.050 kHz
thats what it says
Posted: Sun, 12th Dec 2010, 5:21pm

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Thanks. The Cinepak codec will work just fine, provided you have the latest Quicktime installed (which you haven't confirmed), and barring any problems from other areas, so the codec is not the issue here.

Where did the movie file come from. If you can, provide as much of its history as you can, what camera it came from, what format that camera records in, how it was captured to the computer, what software you used to export it or convert it, if any, etc. then we can look at that and see what can be learned.
Posted: Sun, 12th Dec 2010, 5:28pm

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i have the current version of quicktime. i use a elgato video capture device. it goes to mp4 format. i use i movie to convert it to avi.
Posted: Mon, 13th Dec 2010, 9:41am

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You say that you're converting to AVI, but the format/codec details you gave with for an Apple Cinepak MOV.

Cinepak is a very low quality codec. Try using something like the Animation codec to see if that makes a difference.
Posted: Mon, 13th Dec 2010, 4:49pm

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XL3G1TXSNIPER

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how do i change codec?
Posted: Mon, 13th Dec 2010, 4:50pm

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What are you using to convert your videos?

What you export to MOV you should have a choice of the codec/compressor you want to use.
Posted: Mon, 13th Dec 2010, 5:38pm

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XL3G1TXSNIPER

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i use imovie so when i am done editing it i can put some special effects. i did the animation codec like you said but it still says wrong type.
Posted: Mon, 13th Dec 2010, 6:54pm

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What version of iMovie are you running? Can you give us the exact steps, settings and options you use when exporting from iMovie? I've exported from iMovie and imported the footage into EffectsLab many times, using many different codecs, and it works flawlessly, so I'm trying to find a clue to what may be going wrong in your case.