Fixed: iMovie Keeps Crashing Unexpectedly Problem

Posted by Abby Poole to iMovie, Edit Video | Aug 2, 2017

There is nothing new to hear about iMovie keeps crashing, especially when users update to the new iMovie 10.1.7. They reported that iMovie keeps quitting unexpectedly throughout the whole video editing process, from opening, adding videos/music, editing, exporting to saving and sharing videos. Here are some common iMovie crashing issues listed as follows:

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MacX Video Converter Pro, a simple but powerful iMovie alternative that meets all basic needs of video editing: merge segments, cut unwanted parts, split videos, add subtitles/watermarks, compress video size etc, without crashing issue.

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Why Does iMovie Keep Crashing Again and Again?

To fix the iMovie issue comes to something much anticipated. But only suiting the remedy to the case, can you solve iMovie crashes issue. So here we go to dig deeper why this happens. It can be summarized in four aspects.

* iMovie project file got corrupted - Trash the corrupted files and add the right ones.
* Errors in iMovie Cache folder - Trash Cache.mov and Cache.plist; creating a new account and login; iMovie will create new error-free pref. and cache files.
* Preferences are wrong - Repair Preferences.
* File codec problem - Convert video files to an iMovie compatiable format. MacX Video Converter Pro make it an easy job, enabling you to convert video to MP4, MOV, etc for editing or convert iMovie to MP4 for perfect playback on various devices.

iMovie Alternative - Edit Videos Easily with No More Crashing Error

You surely can do some settings to solve iMovie crashing problem when you know what causes iMovie not working. However, there are also times that you follow the iMovie tutorial but it keeps crashing for unknown error, which makes you daunting to fix iMovie keeps freezing or not working problems. Given that, an iMovie alternative is more preferable to avoid this problem.

MacX Video Converter Pro is recommended as the best and effective alternative for iMovie due to the neat and user-friendly interface and awfully easy operations for beginners. It achieves all basic video editing like what iMovie does, such as rotate, merge, trim, crop, split, add subtitle/watermarks and many more. Besides editing videos like iMovie, the video editor also features as a video converter for Mac, which converts videos to MP4, MOV or any other iMovie compatible formats. To some degree, it solves iMovie keeps crashing problem originated from file codec error.

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[How to] Fix iMovie Crashing Problem with MacX Video Converter Pro

iMovie Keeps Crashing Fixed

You need free download the iMovie alternative on your Macbook, Macbook Pro/Air, iMac etc. first. And if you're running on Windows PCs, MacX Video Converter for Windows allowing you to edit videos on PCs like what iMovie does on MacOS.

Step 1: Launch the downloadered alternative to iMovie on your computer. Click Add Video to import your video.

Step 2: Choose an output format from the automatically popped up window. MP4, MOV are highly suggested for its wide compatibility with iMovie.

Step 3: Click the Edit button on the main interface. And here we go to edit (trim, crop, add subtitle/watermark, rotate, merge etc.) your videos as you like:

Step 4: Hit the "RUN" icon on the lower right corner, the iMovie alternative will edit your videos in a blazing fast speed.

Dig Deeper to Edit Videos Like iMovie in Step 3

Trim/cut videos

Click Trim button, check the box of Enable trimming. Then you are able to set start/end time to cut videos into clips or remove any unwanted part of the video.

Crop unwanted screen parts

Click Crop & Expand button. You can drag your mouse to set the image area you'd like to leave, or set the exact position. You can adjust aspect ratio to 16:9 or 4:3 etc for your mobiles.

Add subtitles

Tab Subtitle button, then check the Enable subtitle box and then click External Subtitle File and Add to import the subtitles into your videos. Note that the subtitles should be in .srt format.

Add watermark

Click Watermark and check the Enable watermark box. You can add images or text as the watermark, resize and adjust adjust the transparency of watermark.

Rotate video to 90/180/270 degrees

Click the rotation icon at the right middle. You can rotate videos to 90/180/270 degrees for better fitting with your devices, especially when moving an iPhone video to Mac.

Merge several clips into one

Back to the main interface, toggle on the Merge button on the right and it will automatically merge videos you just load. You can also edit the basic info and reorder your video segments.

Apart from the above mentioned videos editing features, as a video editor for Mac, MacX Video Converter Pro is also capable of resizing videos, comprssing video resolution, change video frame rate/bitrate, codecs etc. Not to mention that this iMovie alternative works more effective on converting MKV to MP4, AVI to FLV, VOB to MP4, MP4 to MOV, YouTube to MP3 etc. and downloading videos from YouTube, Facebook, Dailymotion, Vimeo, Myspace etc.

MacX Video Converter Pro - Slove iMovie Keeps Crashing Error

MacX Video Converter Pro can slove iMovie keeps quiting unexpectedly error by editing videos on Mac like a pro. For example, it allows you to cut unwanted parts of the image, trim the footage length, add subtitles or watermarks, merge multiple videos into one, edit parameters, compress 4K/HD video file size with high quality and do more.

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