How to Rip, Convert and Import DVD to iMovie 08/09/11

Mar 27,2019 • Filed to: DVD to Software • Proven solutions

iMovie (iMovie 11) is well-known as an easy-to-use video editing and acquisition tool for Mac users. It lets you turn your videos into eye-catching movies in clicks! No wonder so many people want to import DVD to iMovie for further editing. Unluckily, when you want to copy DVD to iMovie, you'll find that the DVD files grey out. Why? That's because iMovie only supports MPEG-2, AVCHD, DV-Standard, HDV (High Definition Video), QuickTime Movie and MEPG-4 formats while DVD is not supported.

Best Way to Convert DVD to iMovie with Aimersoft DVD Ripper for Mac

To transfer DVD movies to iMovie for editing, you'll need to convert DVD to iMovie compatible video formats first. Here the best Aimersoft DVD Ripper for Mac is highly recommended to help you rip videos from DVD for iMovie in Mac OS X (including OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.10 Yosemite and 10.11 El Capitan) in only 3 steps. After the conversion, you can edit your files in iMovie without any troubles. First, download the program and then check out the steps below to finish the conversion.

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  • Convert DVD to iTunes supported MOV, MP4, M4.
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  • Automatically transfer converted videos to iTunes Library.
  • Embed iTunes movie metadata for easy video management.

How to Convert DVD to iMovie

01
Load your DVD movies
Insert the DVD disc into your DVD drive and drag the disc icon from the desktop to the program to load the DVD files. Alternatively, you can click "File" > "Load DVD" to locate and add the DVD movies you want to convert.

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02
Select iMovie as the output format and start the conversion
Click the format icon on the right of each item to open the format list and go to Apple Software and you'll see iMovie. Click it to set it as the output video format to convert your DVD files to videos with optimized settings for iMovie (iMovie 11). After all the settings, click the "Convert" button to start converting DVD to iMovie supported video format. A few minutes later, you'll get the converted videos. As you see, besides converting DVDs for iMovie, this DVD ripper for Mac OS can also help you convert DVD to Final Cut Pro, iDVD, etc. or directly convert your DVD movies to the format for your iPhone, iPod, iPad, and more.

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03
Import DVD to iMovie
Now launch iMovie and click "File" > "Import" > "Movies" to import the converted videos to iMovie for further editing. Just create your masterpiece with joy!

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Here is the video tutorial on how to convert and transfer DVD to iMovie on Mac OS X (El Capitan):

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  • Convert DVD to iTunes supported MOV, MP4, M4.
  • Extract DVD background music to iTunes AAC, MP3.
  • Automatically transfer converted videos to iTunes Library.
  • Embed iTunes movie metadata for easy video management.

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