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  • Sun, Dec 4 2022 9:45 AM

    Quicktime .MOV Files Incompatible with iMovie

    I am a Mac user running OS 11 (Big Sur) and using Sibelius 2022. When I try to make score videos the resulting Quicktime .mov file is always incompatible with the iMovie app., meaning I cannot edit the file before uploading to YouTube. I would be most grateful for any suggestions as to how to fix this issue.

  • Wed, Dec 7 2022 3:50 AM In reply to

    • DStone
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    Re: Quicktime .MOV Files Incompatible with iMovie

    These are the forums for Media Composer. The Sibelius forum is located here: http://www.sibelius.com/cgi-bin/helpcenter/chat/chat.pl?com=show&groupid=3. If you're making a .MOV file then the iMovie app can't read it. You want to make a .MP4 file instead.

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  • Thu, Apr 13 2023 8:31 AM In reply to

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    Re: Quicktime .MOV Files Incompatible with iMovie

    Try exporting the video in a different file format, such as MP4 or AVI, which may be more compatible with iMovie. Additionally, ensure both Sibelius and iMovie are up to date, and consider using a video conversion software to convert the file if necessary.

  • Wed, Apr 26 2023 4:21 AM In reply to

    Re: Quicktime .MOV Files Incompatible with iMovie

    I also can't score video when I use Mac running OS 11. I can't find any useful method when accessing the above forums.

  • Tue, Jun 6 2023 2:20 PM In reply to

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    Re: Quicktime .MOV Files Incompatible with iMovie

    Since iMovie can't handle a QT file, I suggest installing HandBrake. This is a free app and will convert from .MOV to anything else, including MP4. You can download HandBrake from here: https://handbrake.fr/downloads.php

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