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3.1 Multimedia

Yes. If you have Quicktime Pro you can use Quicktime Player to export the movie to a DV stream, then use iMovie to import the DV stream and edit away.

by JJ See Profile edited by tmpchaos See Profile
last modified: 2002-02-19 16:22:09

OSXAUDIO is the premier resource for audio on the Mac.

by leXicon5 See Profile edited by JJ See Profile
last modified: 2003-12-20 16:54:48

This site has a lot of the bases covered:


by JJ See Profile
last modified: 2003-12-20 16:48:52

Mac Music of course

Feedback received on this FAQ entry:
  • im not really sure but for recording your voice i would go for audio hijack pro

    2008-11-18 01:16:04



by leXicon5 See Profile edited by JJ See Profile
last modified: 2003-08-20 12:32:52

There are a number of different media file types. Here are the basic ones and the applications used to play/convert them.


  • MPEG - .mpg, .mpeg - QuickTime Player will usually play these files. Some files may require VLC or Mplayer.

  • MPEG2 - .vob, .mp2, .mv2 - QuickTime Player w/ the MPEG2 Playback add-on, or VLC for free.

  • MP3 - .mp3 - QuickTime Player, iTunes, VLC, etc. Just about anything will play MP3s now. My personal favorite is iTunes 4.

  • AAC/MP4 Audio - .aac, .mp4, .m4p - iTunes will play most of these audio files, QuickTime Player will also play these AAC/MP4 files.

  • MPEG-4 Video - QuickTime Player 6 and up will play MPEG-4 video files.

  • OGG - .ogg - VLC is your best bet. Mplayer may also work.

  • Windows Media - .wma, .wmv, .avi, etc. - For non-MS apps, VLC should handle most WM files. There are a few that don't work though. In that case, you will need Flip4Mac.

  • FLAC - .flac - This app will decode the .flacs into MP3s or AIFFs. MacAmp X Lite and the FLAC plug-in will allow you to play the files the way they are.

  • Shorten - .shn - Shorten X will convert the .shns into .WAV files which can then be converted into MP3s or AACs using iTunes. MacAmp X Lite and the Shorten plug-in will allow you to play the files the way they are.


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by Thinkdiff See Profile edited by tmpchaos See Profile
last modified: 2007-09-23 19:55:53

Thanks to:
Basic AVI Playback Solutions for Mac OS X: Other Solutions
by Mikio Moriyasu c/o utah.edu

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I suspect an avi movie file I have is encoded for Windows only playback.


Link summary:
avi with Windows-only-codec = No playback, not possible at all.

A suggested PITA solution involves using a pc w/ Windows-version Adobe Premiere for exporting-conversion.

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What about avis with Indeo avi codecs IV32, IV41, and IV50?

Link summary:
MPlayerOSX: IV32 = yes...but... IV41, IV50 = no.

However, OS 9 does have Indeo codecs for all three.
See the posted Indeo downloads (linked from Apple).

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What about DivX, 3ivx Video and MP3 Audio?

Link summary:
avis with MP3 audio track not compatible w/ Quicktime.

Solution for OSX is MPlayerOSX or VideoLan VLC
(download links provided).

by Livebeat56 See Profile edited by tmpchaos See Profile
last modified: 2003-10-06 06:52:34

Scroll down through baseboard dot net's "How To" list/links.

by Livebeat56 See Profile edited by JJ See Profile
last modified: 2004-02-28 09:53:38

Here is a step by step tutorial for ripping DVDs on Mac OS X.

Also, there's a recent forum thread on the subject: »DVD ripping

by DoLeMiTe See Profile edited by rjackson See Profile
last modified: 2005-12-28 03:07:28

(e.g., the use of video cameras with Macs for importing / editing / exporting video footage)

Although somewhat dated with its information on overall pricing, 3rd-party video products, and not listing what could be Today's used Mac (this was written 1999/2001), please check out Dennis R. Dimick's article:

Matching Old and New Macs with Video Cameras
(Desktops & TowersLaptops aren't covered)

This article has some very good cautions, pointers and recommendations for
Getting the best video bang for your Mac buck.

by Livebeat56 See Profile edited by Bradley2 See Profile
last modified: 2004-01-16 11:06:35

The best answer is not to insert the minidisk in the first place, but here is the answer if you already made that (or a similar) mistake.

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=5M_I9flUEcg


by sortofageek See Profile edited by tmpchaos See Profile
last modified: 2010-08-12 21:26:38