This step-by-step tutorial teaches you how to get videos from a variety of formats to iMovie, including import Youtube into iMovie, import FLV MPG AVI WMV into iMovie.
Question: I downloaded a bunch of Youtube FLV files for a presentation, and I want to import FLV into iMovie, Final Cut Express, or some editing software, but the programs won't import the file types. QuickTime won't open the files and save them as QT movies, either. Please help?
Question2: I have a Mac, and I need to import WMV into iMovie, but iMovie can't import WMV video files, so I need to convert WMV to Quicktime MP4 file so I can transfer WMV to iMovie. Which software is the best one? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Just follow the simple steps to import video clips and movies to iMovie
1. Download, install Total Media Converter and launch it.
2. Load video clips you'd like to import to iMovie
Click on the "Add video" to load video file(s). The all-in-one video converter supports almost all popular formats including dvd, avi, wmv, mp4, m4v, mpeg, mov, flv, 3gp, mpg, vob, 3g2, asf, mkv, 3gpp, youtube, flash, avchd, ts, tp, trp, m2ts, mts, mod, etc.
3. To be compatible with iMovie, you can choose MPEG-4 (.mp4) Movie, if you want the best quality for the output MP4 video, Apple TV H.264 1280*720 is recommended. Additional formats such as iPod MP4, iPod Touch MP4, iPhone 3G MP4, PSP\PS3 MP4, QuickTime MOV, MP3, etc. Then hit "Start" button to start converting videos to iMovie compatible MP4 files.
4. Run iMovie, click "File -> Import movies" menu to upload the result files to iMovie.
That's it. Just so simple to import movies into iMovie.
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Tom Green: I have a Macbook, and several DVDs and MPEG video files. I want to upload MPEG into imovie for a project, however, my computer will not read these files. Does anyone know of a way to convert these files easily?
Andy Jackson: I can play Youtube .flv files in Quicktime. However, I'm unable to import Youtube videos into iMovie. Whenever I click the import button, the file I'd like to import is greyed out.