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Question: I filmed footage on a mini DV tape and then put the footage on my Mac. I now have the footage on a DVD, in which it plays back on iDVD. I want the footage to go onto iMovie so that I can edit it. But when I drag the footage into iMovie, it says: "The file will not be imported. It is not compatible with iMovie." What I have to do to be able to put DVD to iMovie?

Answer: In order to put DVD to iMovie, you need to convert DVD to iMovie friendly formats first, like MPEG-4 (MP4, M4V), MPEG-2, DV, HDV, MOV, AVCHD. So a DVD to iMovie converter is necessary, which could help you convert DVD to iMovie supported formats so that you can put DVD to iMovie (iMovie '11) on Mac for editing.

MacX Free DVD to iMovie Converter is really a good choice. It is a free DVD to iMovie converter with powerful functions to rip both copy protected DVD and homemade DVD to iMovie for free. Also it's very easy to use. Below are the steps and tips on how to convert DVD to iMovie with this free DVD to iMovie converter.

How to convert DVD to iMovie free for editing on Mac

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Step 1. Add DVD Movie.
Free download, install and run this free DVD to iMovie converter for Mac, then click "DVD Disc" to add DVD from DVD drive. Or you can click "DVD Path" to import DVD from DVD folder saved on your computer.

Step 2. Select Output Format: "MPEG-4 Movie (*mp4)".
After the DVD is imported, go to the "Output" area. Select the right format that can be supported by iMovie, such as MP4.

Step 3. Set Output Folder.
Specify output folder on your computer to save the output files. Click the "Browse" button to choose the path where you want to save the output files in.

Step 4. Start Converting.
When the settings are done, click the "Start" button to start conversion. And then the free DVD to iMovie Ripper for Mac software will automatically start to rip DVD to MP4 on Mac.

After converting DVD to iMovie friendly formats, now you can put DVD to iMovie for video editing. Open iMovie, choose file and select Import Movies to import converted MP4 video to iMovie. Then, you can start video editing within iMovie upon your needs.

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