Streamclip and AVI from iphoto

in Mac Software edited January 2014
my camera brings small movies into iphoto as AVI's. As imovie will not handle AVI's they have to be converted to mpeg4 or dv. Streamclip will not play these movies, all I get is a white screen. Any clues? Quicktime will not play them either.


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    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,472moderator
    Open one in Quicktime and although it won't play, go to the window menu > show movie inspector. It should tell you what video codec it is using. If it says something like Indeo video or IV50, IV32 etc, you will only really be able to use Windows-based encoders to convert them, though MPlayer can decode some of them.
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    irelandireland Posts: 17,747member
    Install Perian.

    I hate QuickTime Player.
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