Lazyweb: Editing MP4 .AVI’s on a Mac?

Dear (mac) Lazyweb,

I have MP4 files. DivX encoded, I should presume, because after installing the DivX codecs, I can play them in Quicktime Pro.

I however, cannot import these .AVI MP4 files into iMovie.

Workaround? Use QuickTime Pro to export it to a QuickTime Movie (.MOV), then open it in iMovie, then re-export after “fiddling” with it.

Surely, there must be an easier way? Will Final Cut or something similar help?

What do video bloggers/video podcasters use, for quick and easy (and hopefully, cheap) video editing on Mac OS X?

Any help will be most appreciated. Thanks!

  • I don’t know much about this stuff. Does renaming the extension to .mov help with opening it in iMovie?

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  • Hi Cris!

    Nope, renaming it doesn’t help. In fact, renaming it means that QuickTime stops opening it… Odd

  • Hi Cris!

    Nope, renaming it doesn't help. In fact, renaming it means that QuickTime stops opening it… Odd


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