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Converting mp4 to be compatible with Imovie.

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 4:49 pm
by rbbn
Hello there, I have an Samsung s9+ and i shot a video in UHD 3840x2160
But problem is that my Mac and Imovie dont accept this video that is an mp4.

Tried to convert it to Mk4 and also to an m4v file. But still imovie refuses to open the file.
What should i put my handbrake app on to make an acceptable conversion for imovie?


Best Regards

Re: Converting mp4 to be compatible with Imovie.

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 5:16 pm
by BradleyS
You might have luck with the Production Standard preset.

Re: Converting mp4 to be compatible with Imovie.

Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 2:53 am
by musicvid
An old trick that sometimes works -- change the extension from .mp4 to .MOV
The containers are nearly identical.

An alternative that usually works is to rewrap in ffmpeg

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ffmpeg -i filename.mp4 -vcodec copy -acodec copy filename.mov