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Extracting Video and Audio Elements of Any QuickTime Movie for Your Digital Lifestyle Projects Why Not Keep It in iMovie? 195 You might wonder why you shouldn't just keep the material in iMovie instead of exporting it to QuickTime. The reason is because it is easier to manage the source material as a single QuickTime movie rather than a bunch of individual clips in iMovie. Plus, you can use the QuickTime movie to extract elements you might want to use outside of iMovie, such as to create an alert sound. (You'll learn about that in Chapter 12, "Customizing Your Mac OS X Desktop with Digital Media.") Downloading Source QuickTime Movies from the Web If you've spent any time on the Web, you've probably seen many QuickTime movies including those made by "regular" people as well as movies produced by Hollywood professionals (well, at least the trailers) along with everything inbetween. As you saw in Chapter 1, you can watch all of this great (and some notso-great) content from your favorite Web browser, courtesy of the QuickTime plug- in. The good news is that with QuickTime Pro, you can download many of these movies to your Mac and then use them as source material for your projects. Here are two ways in which you can download QuickTime movies from the Web: · Many movies are set up to stream. A streaming movie can be viewed as it is downloaded to a computer. This makes the online movie watching process faster because the entire movie doesn't have to download before it can be viewed. Streaming movies are even better when viewed over a broadband connection because there is little delay between when the movie starts to download and when it starts to play (over a slow connection, this time lag can be lengthy for large movie files). For streaming movies, use the QuickTime pop-up menu to download the movie to your Mac. · Some movies are provided as downloadable files rather than as streaming movies. Download