Why iMovie Won’t Import My MP4 File?
Even though some version of the iMovie supports the MP4 file format, it is not always the case when you try to import MP4 files to iMovie. It would either crash or prompt you back with an error message indicating that the file type or format is not compatible. However, there were previous successful attempts in importing MP4 into iMovie after a restart of the computer or by re-installing the iMovie. You can also try to convert the MP4 to an MOV file with the QuickTime software that comes pre-installed on your Mac. That’s because iMovie would be able to upload or import a QuickTime MOV file by default. Don’t give up just yet if it’s still not working for you. Try an alternative; the Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate for Mac.
You might like this alternative video converter to bits. Apart from solving your conversion problems so you can import your MP4 files to iMovie, there are plenty of other features available. Read on to find out more about it.
1 Upload your videos in batches
Chuck in all your MP4 video files that needs to be imported to iMovie because the Video Converter Ultimate can convert in batches. You don’t have to get stuck in front of your computer whilst waiting for the conversion. Another plus point is that you will notice the speed of conversion is so much faster, thanks to the leading APEXTRANSTM technology.
2 Convert and import MP4 files to iMovie
Shown in the screenshot below, ensure that you have selected iMovie from the Editing toolbar before you start to convert your MP4 files to iMovie. You will be notified upon the completion of the conversion with a pop-up message. Click on the message to retrieve your converted video files. You can now import the video files to iMovie for editing.
Note: You can also edit your video files with the Video Converter Ultimate because the editing functions are built-in. If you wish to try it out, simply follow the instructions below.
Optional Editing (before the conversion)
Instead of the hassle to upload or import your files back to iMovie, why don’t you just edit it at once before the conversion. The editing functions available are similar to iMovie such as crop, trim, adding effect, watermark as well as subtitle. Try it out and let me know if it’s good enough for you or if it’s better.