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How to Import DVD to iMovie 08/09/11 in Mac OS X

"Hi, friends. I have a DVD that I want to use clips from to make another video. I need to load it to iMovie 09, or iMovie HD but I can't find a way to get it into iMovie to work with. Can anyone help me with this? I have a MAC, if that helps. Thanks in advance." –-Caroline Wed

If you also are looking for ways to import DVD to iMovie for editing, you should learn that iMovie only reads MP4, MOV video. Unless you rip DVD movies to iMovie compatible format MOV MP4, there is no other way to put DVD to iMovie 09, iMovie HD.


1 Download and install Mac DVD Ripper

Note: If you are a Windows user, please refer to DVD Ripper for Windows.

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Then, just insert your favorite DVD on the DVD-ROM and load your DVD files to DVD Ripper for Mac through "Load DVD". Alternatively, you can hit "Load IFO" to import IFO files. In a minute, your DVD files will be listed at the main panel. There you can learn your original video duration and trimmed video duration if you have trimmed your DVD movies.

Import DVD to iMovie on Mac

2 Output Setting

Select "MP4" from the output formats list in "format" drop-down list. Go to "Output" to select the output directory to save output files. You can also adjust other settings such as video quality, audio track, Bitrates, aspect ratio, brightness, contrast, saturation, etc.

Import DVD to iMovie – Set the output format

3 Convert DVD to iMovie (MP4) on Mac

When the settings are done, click the Convert button to start conversion. And then the program will automatically start to convert DVD to iMovie on Mac. That's all. When the conversion is finished, you can click "Open" to locate the file in your hard drive. If you don't want to wait around during the conversion, the smart program can switch off the computer automatically when the conversion is done.

It's just so easy to rip DVD for iMovie and put DVD to iMovie 09, iMovie HD, so why not download Mac DVD Ripper for iMovie to make a fantastic movies?

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