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Can't Import .wmv file into imovie

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We can't import a .wmv file into imovie no a macbook pro.  we get a "the file will not be imported.  it is not compatible with imovie" error message, even after we convert the file to a movie file through quicktime.   one thing i notice is that these clips are much smaller than other clips that have imported successfully, like 2meg per 30 seconds opposed to 50 meg per 30.   Thanks in advance.
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Convert it to a regular mpeg video before attempting to import to imovie.

Resoning:

You're attempting to import a Microsoft encoded video into a MAC? Nahh...
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I converted the files to mpeg but that still didn't make a difference.  I finally resolved it myself by purchasing flip-for-mac, which is a 3rd party quicktime plugin that allows you to convert .wmv files to .mov.  After I converted the .wmv files to a movie file, in HD 480p, I was able to import them into the imovie.
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Commercial solution:

http://www.4yousoft.com/imovie/wmv-to-imovie.htm

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Commercial solution:

http://www.4yousoft.com/imovie/wmv-to-imovie.htm

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The overall answer was stated in my 1st comment. The application "Imovie" doesn't support the video type. Thus making you have to change video type to anything other than ".wmv" prior to being able to import it into imovie. Mpeg was a universal vid. type example.
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