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Did you try installing The Perian Plugin for Quicktime? That may enable you to open and export with Quicktime.


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On Apr 18, 2013, at 2:34 PM, Drew Blanchard <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> (For you Mac users out there)
> 
> After spending a few hours trying to solve this, I quit.
> 
> My Sony digital video cameras create .mov files, which iMovie, iPhoto and Quicktime all refuse to open (unsupported file format) in OS X 10.7x (or 10.8x).  Cheating, by changing the file extension, doesn't help.  I'm trying to find the quickest, simplest way to convert these files - so teachers can use the cameras and work with iMovie '11.
> 
> Can do it via VLC's Streaming/export wizard, but this is NOT for newbies.
> 
> Any "free" app for this (and I tried LOTS of them) come with watermarks or other serious limitations.
> 
> Freemake Video Converter is Windows only.
> 
> Toast will do this, but it's not free.
> 
> I spent a lot of time in the Apple forums, and have now run into a dead end.  Advice?  Again, I need this to be extremely simple for classroom teachers (otherwise, I'll be spending a lot of time converting files for everyone).
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> -- 
> Drew Blanchard, MAT
> Technology Integration Specialist
> Winooski City Schools
> 70 Normand Street
> Winooski, VT 05404
> (802) 383-6073