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How to Convert MPEG to iMovie (iMovie 11) for Editing

Can't import MPEG to iMovie (iMovie 11) may have driven you crazy, right? Well, you're not alone. Many people have come across this problem. Here let's talk about why some MPEG videos are not supported by iMovie and how to transfer MPEG to iMovie on Mac OS X (Mountain Lion included).

In fact, iMovie generally can recognize MPEG files. However, if your MPEG files are muxed (multiplexed) MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 videos, iMovie won't accept them because of the codec incompatibility. On this occasion, you need to convert MPEG format to iMovie compatible formats like MP4, MOV, M4V, etc. so as to edit your videos in iMovie. To achieve that, a video conversion application that can convert MPEG videos to iMovie is needed.

Here Aimersoft Video Converter for Mac is recommended as the best choice to help your change MPEG to iMovie. Simply add your videos, select iMovie as the output format and you'll get videos that are highly compatible with iMovie (iMovie 11) in a few minutes. In addition, it can convert MPEG to other videos formats like MP4, MOV, MKV, FLV, WMV, AVI, VOB, 3GP, etc. and vice versa. Download the trial version and finish your task soon by following the steps below.

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How to convert MPEG files to iMovie on Mac (Mountain Lion)

1Import MPEG videos

Install and run the program after downloading. Then click File > Add Video Files to add the MPEG videos you want to edit in iMovie for conversion. Alternatively, you can add files by simple drag&drops. To save your time, this Mac video converter well supports batch conversion so you can add multiple files at a time.

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2Choose iMovie as the output format

Select iMovie from Editing to specify iMovie as the output video format. This video profile has optimized all the settings for iMovie so you don't need to worry about the video incompatibility. As you see, output choices also include Common Video, HD Video, Game Console, Common Audio, Web Video, etc. In a word, this MPEG to iMovie converter actually is a powerful tool that can convert any video to any regular video/audio format for play anywhere you like.

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3Start the conversion

Congratulations! Now you've come to the last step: click the Convert button on the main interface to start converting your videos. When the conversion completes, get the videos in the destination folder (It will open automatically after the conversion.) and add the videos to iMovie to start your home movie making! Bingo!

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More about the MPEG format

MPEG remains to be the most popular video file format of choice today. And much of that is because it is indeed, deemed as the industry standard as far as video files are concerned. MPEG means Moving Picture Experts Group. They are the group of experts that developed this video file format and made it the industry standard. IEC and ISO formed the group, with the sole intention of creating a common ground for both audio-video compression and transmission.

There are many different types, classes, and parts of the MPEG format. As a matter of fact, its development still continues until today. However, despite all such developments, MPEG-4 remains to be the most preferred video file format for movies that are stored on drives and played on discs.

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mikemans
I will have to try this out i guess---might just be something i need!!!
Gabod2000
I actually saw a friend of mine use this software yesterday and it works fast and brilliant!
Mikemansuk
This sound so good to me! Gonna give a go!
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