How to Rip DVD files to iMovie?

iMovie is the best Mac video editing software which makes viewing and working with video as intuitive as enjoying your photos. A built-in library automatically organizes your video, so all the clips you've captured and movies you've created are just a click away.

iMovie can work with partly Non-Commercial DVD, but not the Commercial DVD. This guide will share you how to import DVD to iMovie with ease.

iMovie will only allow you to import the following file formats:
Movie File Type
DV-Standard and HDV (High Definition Video)
QuickTime Movie

If you want to import a Commercial DVD movie to iMovie, you'll need to convert the DVD rip to one of the iMovie-compatible file formats above. DVD Ripper for Mac can help you convert and rip all home-made or commercial DVD to iMovie'08, iMovie'09, iMovie'11 with original quality and fast speed.

(27.50MB) Only $35 Windows Version

Guide: How to Import DVD into iMovie Step by Step

Step1: Free download the professional DVD to iMovie Converter –DVD Ripper Mac program, install and launch it.

Step2: Insert DVD disc to your Mac DVD-Rom, then click "Open DVD" button to Load DVD disc to the DVD to iMovie Ripper,

Add DVD to iMovie Tool

Step3: Set Output Profile as iMovie Video MPEG-4
Click "Profile" drop-down list to set the output format as MPEG-4. You can click the "Settings" button to set parameters of your output video effect such as Frame Rate, Video Codec ,Resolution and Video Bitrates, etc.

Step4: Convert DVD to iMovie
Click Convert button and convert DVD to iMovie MPEG-4 automatically. Then you can import the converted DVD to iMovie for editing.

Additional, some non-commercial DVD can be imported to iMovie natively. You can import these non-commercial DVD to iMovie as follows:
1: Insert your DVD.
2: Open Disk Utility.
3: Select the disk and then select "New Image" and Save the disk image wherever is convenient, such as the desktop.
4: Once the disk image is written, open iMovie.
5: Mount the new disk image. A "Camera Detected, Scanning Contents" window will appear in iMovie, followed by an import window. Now, you can import the DVD contents and start editing with ease.

(27.50MB) Only $35 Windows Version

Related Post of Rip DVD to iMovie 08, 09, 11

You May Be Interested in These Items

Blu-ray Ripper
Blu-ray Ripper

Rip Blu-ray to AVI/MPEG/MP4/HD Video


DVD Copy for Mac
DVD Copy for Mac

Copy, clone, backup DVD on Mac perfect 1:1 without quality loss.


Blu-ray Creator for Mac
Blu-ray Creator for Mac

Burn Video Files to Blu-Ray on Mac OS