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How to easily import WMV into iMovie for editing?

How can I import WMV into iMovie so I can edit and burn DVDs? So I have some WMV files that stored on my Windows PC, and I want to import these movies into my iMovie to make a movie for my party. I was trying to drag & drop the clips into iMovie, but doesn’t work. How can I convert WMV file to get iMovie to accept it?


WMV file are files that can only be opened in Windows Media Player and other Windows software. You cannot import and open these files in QuickTime or iMovie. Well, iMovie only accepts several video types, such as MP4, MOV and M4V. For many other video formats you want to edit onto iMovie, you will need to change WMV format to other iMovie compatible files. With the help of Video Converter for Mac, you can convert WMV or any other videos to iMovie formats. Now check out the step-by-step guide below and learn how to import WMV into iMovie on Mac OS, including Snow Leopard and Lion.


Step-by-step Guide on Importing WMV to iMovie on Mac Successfully


Download and install Video Converter for Mac

What we need is to download this professional WMV to iMovie converter and install it on your Mac.


Download Mac Version






Add WMV Videos

Then open the program and click on “File” button to browse your hard disc, select those WMV clips you want to import to iMovie and add them to the tool.



Select Output Format

The next step is to select the right format that iMovie understands. You may either choose MP4, MOV or M4V. What makes this WMV to iMovie converter better is that you can select iMovie as the output directly. With optimized settings, it will convert WMV to iMovie files automatically.



Convert WMV to iMovie

Finished above steps, now’s the last step. Simply click on “Start” button to begin the WMV files conversion. The time will depend on the size of your video and hardware of your Mac.


Import WMV into iMovie

When it finished the task, you will be alerted by the application. Then you may run iMovie and import WMV files into iMovie for smoothly.

So you have learned how to add WMV to edit on iMovie. If you have other videos that aren’t compatible with iMovie, use the help of Video Converter for Mac. iMovie '11, iMovie '09, iMovie '08 and iMovie HD are all supported.


1. Actually, 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.