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How to successfully import VOB into iMovie for editing?

How to convert VOB to iMovie format? So I uploaded my The Ides of March DVD movie onto my Mac Book, and they are displayed as VOB files (DVD Video). There are some unnecessary clips on the movies that I don’t need. I want to cut them off by using iMovie to save space. However, iMovie will not recognize these file types. Is there a converter for Mac I can use to convert VOB compatible with iMovie?


VOB is a file format that refers to DVD movie files. You can get VOB files from a ripped DVD or downloaded from the Internet. However, VOB (Especially commercial DVDs) isn’t supported by iMovie if you are trying to import VOB into iMovie for editing. You can fix this by converting VOB to an iMovie compatible format, such as MP4, MOV or M4V. The best and most stable converter program is Video Converter for Mac. It’s very easy to use. You can just select the format and leave them at default values if you are not sure about settings. Anyway, follow the step-by-step guide below to learn how to exactly convert and import VOB to iMovie.


Step-by-step Guide on Converting VOB to iMovie on Mac Successfully


Download Video Converter for Mac

The first thing to do is to download this professional VOB to iMovie converter for Mac and install it onto you Mac. Snow Leopard and Lion are supported.


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Add VOB Videos

Open the program, click on “File” button to browse your hard disk and locate the VOB files you want to convert. Once imported, the files will be listed on the left panel. The right panel lets you preview the movies. See the interface below:



Select Output Format

TClick on the small picture next right next to the VOB thumbnail, you can select the output format for your files. From the drop-down list, you may select MOV as the output, or you can simply choose iMovie as the format. The default settings has been optimized to fit iMovie.



Convert VOB to iMovie

Now you should have finished all settings, click on the “Start” button at the right bottom corner to start the VOB to iMovie format conversion. This could take s few minutes to hours depending on the file’s size and your Mac’s hardware.


Import VOB into iMovie

Once done, you will get a file that is now compatible with iMovie. Launch iMovie and import the files to it for editing or whatever you want.

So you have learned how to add VOB to edit on iMovie. If you have other videos that aren’t compatible with iMovie, Video Converter for Mac is able to handle with them all. iMovie '11, iMovie '09, iMovie '08 and iMovie HD are all supported.


1. Video Converter for Mac is also able to editing videos. If you want to edit videos before converting, click the button like a scissors and a new window will pop up where you do some editing to your videos. Here you can do a few things: clip, crop, adjust effects, add watermarks, etc.

2. If you want to combine several files into one single file, click in the box before “Merge into One file” and you will get one file when the conversion is done.

3. Note that this tutorial applies when you have already uploaded the DVD videos onto your hard disk. If you are trying to import VOB files from DVD (disc) to iMovie directly, you will need to use DVD Ripper for Mac to rip DVD movies to iMovie format.