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How to play iMovie videos on a PC

Convert video file formats and more

FORUM QUESTION I created a DVD using iMovie HD6 on a MacBook. How can I get it to play in Windows XP? The disc isn't recognised in either of my PCs or laptop, but plays fine on my TV. Allan

HELPROOM ANSWER Try HandBrake. It's available for both Mac and PC and converts lots of formats to, well, lots of other formats. See How to: Convert video file formats for more.

Note that DVDs created for playback on a Windows PC usually need to be 'finalised', so that may have prevented your iMovie file from playing initially.

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