Help With IMOVIE - Transferring Home DVD to IMovie

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Jennymcmillan, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. Jennymcmillan macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2008

    I am only 3 weeks new to MAC. I have been a HP user for 20+ years. So I am feeling overwhelmed!!! :0)

    I had old videos of our children burned onto DVDs at Walmart. I came home, put the DVD in and tried to put it into Imovie. No luck. I read the forums, downloaded Mactheripper. So now, I go to Imovie and I can see where the name of my DVD is there. But when I double click --- nothing happens.

    This is not a commerical DVD -- its just home videos of my kids.

    I would really appreciate your help. Thank you! Jenny
  2. iMouseHD macrumors regular

    Apr 19, 2007
    You will need to convert the DVD file over to a format that can be imported into iMovie, use a program called "Handbrake" to do this and then you will be good to go to edit the files in iMovie. MacTheRipper is creating a replica of the DVD file and iMovie will not be able to import that file type.

    This is the method I use any how and it works very well for us.
  3. Jennymcmillan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2008
    Thanks for taking the time to provide me that info -- I am going to try it now! Thanks!

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