How to import a dvd short movie to Imovie?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by masterpidge, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. masterpidge macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2010
    I have tried to import my spouse's family video on dvd to Imovie for editing purposes. Can this be done?
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
  3. kohlson macrumors 68000

    Apr 23, 2010
    Here are a few ways:
    - Handbrake (as mentioned above), which requires vlc (both free). These are useful applications in their own right, so nice to have installed. Use these to generate a Quicktime movie, and this can be imported into imovie.
    - Apple's MPEG2 component ($20) enables you to use MPEG2 (that is, DVDs) with Quicktime, and therefore imovie. Note that this works with the older Quicktime Player v7 only, not the new Quicktime X. You probably already have both, and can download the older version from Apple if needed.
    - Other programs, such as MPEG Streamclip, can also help.

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