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Lavatwilight
Lavatwilight

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Location: Wellington somerset, UK
Member Since: 11th Aug 2004
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Posted:*thanks for moving this to the right place smile *



I need a good video compressor for the mac, preferably one that i can stick in my imovie plugines to export it with, id like an .avi converter as i dont like WMV. thank you all people biggrin biggrin



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Bretch

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Location: Cork, Ireland at present
Member Since: 19th Nov 2004
Total posts: 247
Posted:Best I could say is do a search, the mac website's normally got fairly good info on it, or e-mail them.

I used to be indecisive, but I'm not so sure now.....

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Sym
Sym

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Location: Diss, Norfolk
Member Since: 28th Sep 2004
Total posts: 1858
Posted:You would get a quicker answer if you gave your post a better subject and posted in the right forum.

Or, just googled it.

Hay ho.

Is there something you don't like about iMovie? Are you saying you have existing .wmvs' you'd like to convert? or are you compressing your DV film in to something.

As I say, google it. Maybe search here, but Mac people are few and far between on here AFAIK.

I use Finalcut Pro, but that might be a bit over kill for you, donno.


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Ifrit
Ifrit

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Location: Somerset, England
Member Since: 17th Aug 2004
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Posted:i believe that the editing has been done in imovie bu lavatwilight does not want to convert the final project to quicktime as its crappy.

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Sym
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Location: Diss, Norfolk
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Posted:Quicktime is very good indeed. It's going to take over the HD market with H.264. The only bad thing about it is that most people don't have it.

If you do want to convert the wmv it can be done (i think) with ffmpegX (http://homepage.mac.com/major4/). This wont work if there is any DRM on the file.


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oli
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Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...
Member Since: 24th Jul 2003
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Posted:i have been using imovie to make my videos, and using divx to compress them, download the mac version of divx from the divx website, which is probably www.divx.com.

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Ifrit
Ifrit

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Location: Somerset, England
Member Since: 17th Aug 2004
Total posts: 492
Posted:

thanks you two, i just hope lava reads that sooner rather than later as its my movie hes compressing smile



avi seems to compress to a smaller file yet not loseing as much quality as mpegs and wmv doesnt it?

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Lavatwilight
Lavatwilight

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Location: Wellington somerset, UK
Member Since: 11th Aug 2004
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Posted:ive found a new codec, so people might ahve to download that, im gonna have a look at what the quility is like vs size.............https://secure.cnchost.com/bitjazz.com/sheervideo/store/
is not realy a store, u can get the free player from that link
oli waht settings you use?https://secure.cnchost.com/bitjazz.com/sheervideo/store/

oh btw its edited in imove, i tried finalcut express, but need to learn how to use it


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Lavatwilight
Lavatwilight

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Location: Wellington somerset, UK
Member Since: 11th Aug 2004
Total posts: 834
Posted:Written by: Sym_

You would get a quicker answer if you gave your post a better subject and posted in the right forum.

Or, just googled it.

Hay ho.

Is there something you don't like about iMovie? Are you saying you have existing .wmvs' you'd like to convert? or are you compressing your DV film in to something.

As I say, google it. Maybe search here, but Mac people are few and far between on here AFAIK.

I use Finalcut Pro, but that might be a bit over kill for you, donno.




i movie is great, my understanding of exporting isnt, but throught some expermenting and hunting ithink i can have the vid up soonish biggrin is there a way to export directly from imovie to wmv.......so to be considerate to all the windows users?


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Contact without dance is like sex without wiggling.
A) it does feel as good
B) it does not look as good on film

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Kobus44
Kobus44

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Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire
Member Since: 1st Sep 2005
Total posts: 4
Posted:if youre having problems with CODECs my advice is to use VLC media player. Its available 4 mac and windows and it plays just about anything.

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ZeRo10487
ZeRo10487

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Location: Minnesota
Member Since: 27th Feb 2007
Total posts: 8
Posted:Hey guys,

I'm trying to use a short video of me spinning from off my digital camera......and then edit it in Adobe After Effects, but it needs to have a different codec.

I've tried downloading codec converters, and I can get it to play then on After Effects just fine, but then I have the website's tag on my video since the codec I used was their free version.

Is there somewhere I can codec my video without paying for it, and not getting the tag on the video? I use windows XP by the way

thanks!
Lindsay


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Location: Bristol
Member Since: 12th Jul 2004
Total posts: 716
Posted:For a start dont use after effects! its an effects program not an editing program and while you can do basic editing in it, it's really not that good a way of doing things.
However, if you really want to use it you can download a program called serial box (google serial box SMX). Its basically a database of licence codes, it should have after effects in there somewhere and probably the codecs serial too.

Alternativly try thepiratebay.org the nets home to all things free and get a copy of premier pro, there will be instructions on how to get it working on there too. you will need a bit torrent client like azeurus or bit tornado to get the files. All the information you need is easily available on the web.


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ZeRo10487
ZeRo10487

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Location: Minnesota
Member Since: 27th Feb 2007
Total posts: 8
Posted:I dont have a choice on the after effects portion, I'm in school for video production and this is the program we are learning. I'm not editing the *video* i'm editing text over it.



But thank you for the other links and tips, I will check those out. =)

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