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How to Import DVD to iMovie Free to Create Your Own Videos

When it comes to import DVD to iMovie for video editing, you might encounter Waterloo but nothing, for iMovie allows Apple users to edit their own home videos only. The video formats accepted by iMovie are limited, not all the formats can be edited in iMovie, for example, you will encounter format issue with MKV, M2TS, HEVC and other camcorder video files.

iMovie supports MPEG-2 and AVCHD, DV-Standard and HDV (High Definition Video), QuickTime MOV, MEPG-4 (click here to see the detailed iMovie supported video/audio formats). So you can not directly put DVD into iMovie without transcoding.This article focuses on how to convert DVD to iMovie to create your own videos without format issue.

MacX Free DVD Ripper is a professional yet free DVD to iMove converter for Mac that can freely digitize DVD into MOV, M4V, MP4, H.264 acceptable by iMovie. It finishes any DVD ripping tasks with fast ripping speed and high video quality. Homemade or commercial DVDs are all supported!

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How to Import DVD to iMovie for Free with MacXDVD

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Step 1. Add DVD Movie.
Prior to the DVD conversion, free download the freeware and run this for Mac, then click "DVD Disc" to load the movie title. Or you can click "DVD Folder" to import the movie 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.

Note: This DVD to iMovie converter works as a professional video editor that lets you crop the letter box, trim the movie to get the segment you prefer most and even add subtitles to iMovie if necessary.

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

Step 4. Start the Conversion.
Hit "RUN" button. And then this best DVD ripper for Mac will automatically copy the content from a DVD onto your Mac hard drive.

After you have completed the above steps, you can directly import the converted movie and create your own clip in iMovie at will or play in iTunes, QuickTime, iPhone, iPad, iPod on the go. (Open iMovie > Filee > Importe > Movies...)

For those who plan to convert and import DVD to Final Cut Pro or QuickTime editor for further editing, this free DVD to iMovie converter's advanced edition - MacX DVD Ripper Pro can meet your needs, helping you convert DVD to Final Cut Pro, QuickTime Player supported formats for editing, as well as transfer DVD to iPhone iPad iOS device for watching on the go.

Author: Bella Brown | Updated on Dec 3, 2018

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