How to Rip DVD Movies to iMovie08/09/11 for Video Edition

I filmed footage on a mini DV tape and then put the footage on my Mac. I now have the footage on a DVD, in which it plays back on iDVD. I want the footage to go onto iMovie so that I can edit it. What I have to do to be able to put DVD to iMovie?

iMovie (iMovie 11) is well-known as an easy-to-use video editing and acquisition tool for Mac users. It lets you turn your videos into eye-catching movies in clicks! No wonder so many people want to import DVD to iMovie for further editing. Unluckily, when you want to copy DVD to iMovie, you’ll find that the DVD files grey out. Why? That’s because iMovie only supports MPEG-2, AVCHD, DV-Standard, HDV (High Definition Video), and QuickTime Movie and MEPG-4 formats while DVD is not supported.

The thing is: how to convert DVD on computer and output the DVD video in the format compatible with iMovie? The content of any kinds of DVD (videos and movies, both home and commercial) can be converted to the video formats accepted by Apple iMovie, so as to edit on iMovie as one wishes. This is what a DVD to iMovie ripper does. Xinfire DVD Ripper is the best DVD to iMovie ripper converter operated on Windows PC. That means if you have a computer running Windows Operating System, you can recommended to install and use this DVD ripper software to rip DVD first before you import the converted DVD video to iMovie onto either Mac computer or iOS devices. If you are using Mac, there is the DVD ripper for Mac.

Download DVD to iMovie Converter:

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How to Rip and Convert DVD Movies for iMovie Video Edition

1. Add DVD Movie to the App

Free download, install and run this DVD to iMovie converter, then click “Load DVD ” to add DVD from DVD drive to the program.

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2. Select Output Format: “MPEG-4 Movie (*mp4)”

After the DVD is imported, go to the “Output Format” area. Select the right format that can be supported by iMovie, such as MP4.Specify output folder on your computer to save the output files. Click the “Output Path” button to choose the destination folder where you want to save the output files in.



3. Start Converting.

When the settings are done, click the “Start” button to start conversion. And then the DVD to iMovie Ripper will automatically start to rip DVD to MP4. After converting DVD to iMovie friendly formats, now you can put DVD to iMovie for video editing. Open iMovie, choose file and select Import Movies to import converted MP4 video to iMovie. Then, you can start video editing within iMovie upon your needs.


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