Updated on Sept. 12, 2017

Here in this article show you the way to import and edit the DVD movies to iMovie on Mac.


“I try to use HandBrake to convert DVD to a format that I could edit in iMovie; however, I can’t get any of the files I have ripped using HandBrake to open for editing in iMovie. I ripped one as a .m4v and one as a .mov and another as a .mp4 file and none open.”

To answer all DVD-iMovie-importing-editing questions, we need to first get to the bottom of it – what are iMovie compatible formats. The below sheet lists out iMovie supported video format:


Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Mac can be of great help in importing DVD movies to iMovie on Mac. It will help you convert DVD video to iMovie highly compatible Apple InterMediate Codec .mov without losing any video quality.

Besides, this software can even convert DVD to any other formats like MP4, AVI, VOB, FLV, M4V, WMV, etc for different use.

How to rip DVD to iMovie compatible format

The trail-before-purchase version availabel for you, the watermark is the only limitation between the trial version and full version.


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STEP 1. Load DVD movies

Insert the DVD disc into your Mac’s DVD drive and click Import DVD icon to load the DVD movies.

Or simply drag the DVD disc icon on the desktop to the program.

In addition, you can select the subtitle and audio track as you like.


STEP 2. Select output format

Next, choose an output format for iMovie.

Click the Format icon to open the format list. Then select iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov), as the output format to get videos with optimized settings for iMovie.


Tip: If you want to customize the profile, you can click settings to use the parameters you want.

STEP 3. Start conversion

When all the settings are fine, click the “Convert” button to start converting your DVD movies to optimized AIC .mov video files for iMovie.

When then conversion completes, click the Open button to get the ripped video files.

Launch iMovie and click File > Import > Movies to import the converted videos to iMovie for further editing. Just create your masterpiece with joy!

How to Import and Edit DVD Movies on iMovie on Mac