iMovie supported formats and codecs
Q: I have an .avi file that I cannot get into iMovie. I have downloaded the DivX converter and player. Now the file will play in DivX, but I still cannot get it to iMovie. Can someone please help me to open .avi in iMovie?
A: The main cause of iMovie AVI incompatibility is that iMovie does not support certain codecs used in AVI files. Currently, iMovie only supports MPEG-4, H.264, Apple ProRes, MOV, MPEG-2, AVCHD, DV, and HDV file formats. However, AVI is usually encoded in DivX or Xvid and therefore is not supported by iMovie. The best and easiest solution to this problem is to convert AVI to a format supported by iMovie listed on the left.
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