crashing makes the baby jesus cry
November 6, 2005 5:06 PM Subscribe
Problem with iMovie bloating files and crashing.
posted by chronic sublime to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
What am I doing wrong? There are two parts to this question, and they may or may not be related.
1. I have just started using iMovie on my iBook for the first time. When it starts a new project or file, it creates an incredibly large file, over 1 gig or so, without any clips imported. Is this normal? How do I stop these files from becoming so big?
2. I also have a problem with iMovie crashing. It either stalls when I try importing a DV file (that has been converted using MPEG Streamclip so I can hear the audio), or stalls when I shut it down and reopen it. Is that because the files are so big?
I'm normally a patient person when it comes to computing problems, but having iMovie crash so many times makes me just want to borrow a school PC laptop and be done with it. iMovie is the perfect piece of software, but not if the project takes up so much space on the HD and crashes all the time.
Please help! Google-fu and forum-trawling hasn't worked.