Download the Best Free Protected DVD to iMovie Converter
is a 100% clean and free DVD ripper. It can convert homemade and MacX DVD Ripper Free commercial DVDs (region codes, RCE, CSS, Sony ARccOS, UOPs, Disney 99 title, etc.) to iMovie MPEG-4, MP4, MOV, AVCHD, H264, and 350+ other formats. It can convert a DVD to iMovie formats 5X faster than others because it supports Intel/Nivida/AMD GPU acceleration, multi-core CPU (up to 8) utility, and hyper-threading technology. With 3 clicks, the DVD will be converted for iMovie within 10 minutes on a high hardware configuration. The High Quality Engine and Deinterlacing features will ensure the best output quality. How to Convert and Import Protected DVDs to iMovie for Free
Step 1. Add the DVD Movie.
Download and run this free DVD to iMovie converter on your PC or Mac, then click the "
DVD" button to add a DVD from your DVD drive. Or you can click "DVD Path" to import a DVD from a DVD folder saved on your computer.
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Step 2. Select an Output Format for iMovie.
Once the DVD is imported, an output format will pop up automatically. To convert DVDs for iMovie editing, you can go to
General Video and select MP4 Video from the list. You can also scroll down the list on the left, choose Apple Device, and select to iMovie Video. Then choose a ready output format for iMovie from the list on the right. Then click Done.
iMovie supports the following formats:
H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC, ProRes, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MJPEG, M4V, DV, HDV, AVCHD, Apple Intermediate Codec, Apple Animation Codec, XAVC/XAVC, iFrame, some, but not all, varieties of MP4, MOV.
Note: The latest version of iMovie claims to support the HEVC codec. Yet, its compatibility still leaves a lot to be desired based on iMovie users' feedback on forums. As a result, you should select MP4 H264 or MOV H264 as output formats for the time being.
Step 3. Set an Output Folder.
Next, click the
Browse button in the Destination Folder to set an output folder on your Mac computer for the output files. You can click the Edit button on the selected title to perform basic editing such as trimming, adding extra subtitles, cropping, rotating, etc.
Step 4. Convert your DVD to iMovie Now.
When all the settings are done, click the
RUN button to start the DVD movie to iMovie conversion. Several minutes later, you'll get a DVD video that can be imported to iMovie easily.
Tip: If any error occurs during the DVD ripping process, resort to "Safe Mode", which is specially designed for you to handle latest the enhanced encrypted DVD discs and might come at the price of conversion speed.
Step 5: Import DVDs to iMovie.
Now you can import the DVD into iMovie on the desktop as you normally do. Launch iMovie on your Mac >> choose file >> select "Import Movies" to import output DVD video to iMovie. Alternatively, you can drag and drop the DVD video into iMovie.Then, you can start editing videos.
To import DVD files to iMovie for iOS to edit DVD movies on iDevices: first, convert DVD to iPhone iPad iOS devices. Choose "Apple Device" from "Mobile Video Profile" in the output format window, and convert the DVD movies to iPhone formats >> start iTunes and transfer DVD movies to iOS (iPhone, iPad), then edit in iMovie on iOS.
For more output profile presets, faster speed, and stronger ability to remove protections, please go ahead of its advanced edition -
It will convert and import DVD to iMovie, Final Cut Pro, DVD to iDVD, DVD to iPhone iPad, DVD to Android and more, 420+ profiles faster, better and smoother. MacX DVD Ripper Pro.
Warm Prompt: Ripping and converting DVD discs to iMovie is suggested for personal use rather than commercial use. Please follow your country's DVD copyright protection law. Do Not harm others' interests.
How to Convert Homemade DVDs to iMovie
If you need to import a homemade DVD into iMovie on Mac, you can simply use the DVD ripper mentioned above. You can also try the method below.
Step 1: If the DVD doesn't contain DRM, you should be able to double-click on the DVD drive to open it (if the DVD starts to play after you click on it, just close it and try again). Then you will see an Audio_TS folder and a Video_TS folder.
Step 2: Double-click on the VIDEO_TS folder to open it. Then you will see a slew of BUP, IFO, and VOB files. Copy all of the files with the extension .VOB to your Mac. The DVD movies are not copied to your Mac. However, you can't import the DVD VOB to iMovie as it doesn't support the format. So next, you need to convert the DVD VOB to iMovie MP4 using Handbrake.
Step 3: Handbrake can in fact freely convert homemade DVDs to iMovie MP4. Free download and install Handbrake.
Open it and click the source to load the VOB files on your Mac. (You can skip Steps 1 and 2 and directly import the homemade DVD to Handbrake.)
Step 4: Under the Summary tab, choose MP4 as the output format. Then click the Video tab and make sure the encoder is MPEG-4 or H.264.
Step 5: Click Save As to set a destination folder on your Mac to save the output MP4 file. Click the "Start" button and this free DVD to iMovie converter will go into action to convert DVD/VOB to iMovie.
Which is the Best Way to Rip DVDs to iMovie?
Both methods can help convert and import DVDs to iMovie. Which is better? Which should you use? Check out the main features of the two free DVD to iMovie rippers.
MacX DVD Ripper Free
Import disc types
Homemade & commercial
Yes (CSS, UOP, RCE, region code, Sony ARccOS, etc.)
No (CSS with libdvdcss installed)
MP4, H264, iMovie, MPEG4, MOV, MP3, iTunes, Apple TV, more
MP4 and MKV
1:1 backup DVD to ISO
5 minutes copy DVD main title
Copy full DVD title
Copy DVD to MKV Convert DVD to MKV
multi-core CPU, super encode engine and hyper-threading
AMD VCE, Nvidia NVENC (Windows), and Apple VideoToolbox (macOS)
If, after DVD ripping or DVD editing with iMovie on Mac, you are in great demand to transfer DVD movies to iPhone iPad iOS for watching on the go, you can resort to the high-end
MacX MediaTrans to accomplish this task. This is a professional DVD movie transfer tool to transfer DVD movies, videos, music, photos, iBooks, VoiceMemo, Ringtones and more from Mac to iPhone iPad iPod and vice versa with a faster speed than iTunes (Intel QSV support).