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How to Import Blu-ray / DVD Movies and Videos to iMovie on Mac

Updated on Sept. 15, 2017

This article show you the method to load all of your media files including Blu-ray movies, DVD movies and videos to iMovie on Mac, so that you can create your own moives as you like.


iMovie combines simplicity with powerful tools to balance the needs of the vast majority of its users. It lets you organize your clips, turn them into your favorite movies or trailers and premiere them on iMovie Theater. For Blu-ray and DVD fans, you may want to extract your favorite scenes or clips for loading into iMovie to add effects, thems, transitions, etc. This article is just the method to enable you to do it.

Not all the videos and Blu-ray / DVD movies can be accepted by iMovie. The below sheet lists out iMovie supported video format:


Here Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac can be of great help in importing Blu-ray / DVD movies and videos to iMovie on Mac. It will help you convert Blu-ray / DVD movies and videos to iMovie highly compatible Apple InterMediate Codec .mov without losing any video quality.

Besides, this software can even convert Blu-ray / DVD movies and videos to any other formats like MP4, AVI, VOB, FLV, M4V, WMV, etc for different use.

How to rip Blu-ray / DVD movies and videos 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: Add source files (Blu-ray/DVD/videos)

Load Discs: Insert the Blu-ray disc to the Blu-ray Disc drive or DVD to the DVD-ROM and click the “Load Disc” button to have movies uploaded to the Program. You can also import ISO files, IFO files or Blu-ray/DVD folder for conversion.
Add Videos: Click “Add Files” or “Add From Folder” button to load video or audio files.


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 Blu-ray / DVD movies and videos 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 Blu-ray / DVD movies and videos to iMovie for further editing. Just create your masterpiece with joy!