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#1 JaneF

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 08:55 AM

Sorry, but I searched and couldn't find an answer.  I ripped a disc and converted it to an Mp4 on Popcorn3.  I open imovie and the mp4 file is not an option, it is greyed-out.  Could it be because I have DivX on my computer?

Thanks in advance for your help, I am having a really hard time working with Popcorn3!

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 12:07 PM

I'm presuming you are using the version of iMovie that's part of iLife 08 or 09. Popcorn (and Toast) add a text track to the .mp4 video it exports that causes the file to be unrecognized by the newer iMovie versions. It does work with iMovieHD.

The only fix I know of is to use QuickTime Pro to delete the text track. QuickTime Pro, however, requires purchasing a license from Apple. The fix is easy. Open the .mp4 in QuickTime Pro, choose Show Movie Properties, select the text track that appears in the window, choose delete and save the video.

I've asked Roxio to do something about this issue but it still is in Toast 10. However, Toast 10 can export as a DV video where there isn't any problem.
I'm just a fellow Toast-user so please don't blame Roxio for any misguidance I may provide. And do let me know if your issue gets solved. Cheers from Eugene, Oregon!

#3 JaneF

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 12:09 PM

Thanks, I'll see what I can do.


#4 wellemily

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 07:01 PM

View PostJaneF, on 11 March 2009 - 08:55 AM, said:

Sorry, but I searched and couldn't find an answer.  I ripped a disc and converted it to an Mp4 on Popcorn3.  I open imovie and the mp4 file is not an option, it is greyed-out.  Could it be because I have DivX on my computer?

Thanks in advance for your help, I am having a really hard time working with Popcorn3!

JaneF

According Apple official website, iMovie (including iMovie '11/'09/'08) can only import DV, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, MOV and M4V. Though the MP4 file format defines the storage of MPEG-4 audio, scenes and multimedia content using the ISO Base Media File Format, the MP4 file may also contain any number of audio, video, and even subtitle streams. So it is impossible for the MP4 file to determine the type of streams in an MPEG-4 file based on its filename extension alone. Therefore, you may have some clues that why people using Mac always meet difficulty in importing mp4 into iMovie.

The following is a step by step guide on how to import MP4 to iMovie at Spam Advertising. (Advertising or recommending other pay for software is not allowed on this forum.)

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#5 newwikstromkaren

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 05:46 PM

af first, i am so confused about why some of mp4 can import to imovie, while others cannot

after read what you provide, i guess i know the reason.

#6 Andrea Gore

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 01:36 AM

Turn to Google, and you can find many ways to handle your issue. Some of them are free, but some of them are not. You can choose what you need.

Maybe you can search like this:
Convert MP4 to iMovie Supported Format to Successfully Import MP4 to iMovie on Mac (Mountain Lion included)


Hope it is useful to you!




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