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What on earth are we supposed to do with this code? We're not all techies, you know! Erin (talk) 22:11, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

Hi. I've put some instructions below. Are they of any use to you? -- Kowey 23:52, 17 January 2006 (UTC)
What do I do on Windows? — Erin (talk) 04:20, 30 January 2006 (UTC)
I don't know. Perhaps the friendly people at freevlog can help. They talk a lot about video blogging - and some of the stuff they mention may be useful for the simple task of video editing under windows -- Kowey 22:55, 31 January 2006 (UTC)

What this script is for[edit]

Converting your camera's mpg files into .dv files that you can easily import into iMovie. This is when iMovie does not seem to import the mpg files by itself.


I'm going to assume you have a Mac, because under Windows, you could probably use something else and because if you are using Linux, you should more or less be able to figure out how to adapt these instructions to your needs:

  1. save the code to your Desktop; make sure the extension really is .sh, and not .sh.txt
  2. open (it's in the Utilities folder of Applications)
  3. type:
mv ~/Desktop/ /usr/local/bin/

That's the installation. Now, when you want to use this script... I'm going to imagine your movies are on a subfolder in your Desktop

  1. open
  2. type:
/usr/local/bin/ ~/Desktop/theSubFolder/anMpgFile.mpg ~/Desktop/theSubFolder/anotherMpgFile.mpg

And what should result of this are the equivalent .dv files in the subfolder in question.

Do these instructions work? If they do, we could move them on the main part of this page. Or was your question something else? -- Kowey 23:52, 17 January 2006 (UTC)