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>i have to go through and select each one manually
Once you tell premiere where one is it should find the rest automatically.
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The CODEC issue is probably related to having it on your Mac, but not your PC. When you Exported from iMovie, what exact encoding settings did you use? I'm not sure if G-Spot can get all necessary data from a MOV file, but might we worth a try - www.headbands.com/gspot. There are some Mac-only CODECs and some that are not commonly available in PC-land. If you chose one of the former, you will need to re-Export using a CODEC that is available on PC, or one that you already have. If it's the latter, you may have to Google it and purchase it, before you can Import your files.
Also, what are you using to "play the movies fine?" Some players have their own CODECs and do not rely on having them installed on the system. Premiere requires that they be installed.
Hi, thank you for your reply Bill
I can play them in both Quicktime and Windows Media Player. At first i thought quicktime would be sufficient, so i installed that. As that didnt solve my issue, i installed a free standing codec pack (vista codec pack) which contained the .mov codec and enabled me to play them in windows media player. As Windows media player needs that codec to be installed on the system to play the files i assumed premiere would be able to use that codec too. but no.
Ìn the future im going to export files directly to the pc which hopefully solves the problem, but as i have several projects using almost a hundred of these .mov files already its going to be cumbersome to export them again, and i also assume premiere will have trouble identifying the new exported file as the same video as the original file...