How to Import VOB to iMovie?

iMovie is the most popular video editing software available for Mac. It offers a number of facilities to its users and you can easily install it on your Mac as well as iOS devices including iPad and iPhone. iMovie supports a number of file formats and you can easily import files from other formats too. The popular file formats supported by iMovie include MPEG, MOV and some MP4. For performing certain operations on a video file, you first need to import it into iMovie and then perform the desired operation. However there are times when a specific file format just refuses to get imported in iMovie. In such a scenario, you can try converting the file into an iMovie compatible file format and then import again.

Part 1: How to import VOB to iMovie on Mac?

If you are caught up in a scenario where iMovie just refuses to import your VOB file, then here is a small workaround that can help you accomplish this task quickly. In several scenarios, iMovie refuses to import certain file types due to the difference in their codec. To overcome this problem, you can consider downloading a video file format converter which will convert your VOB file into some iMovie acceptable file format so that you can easily import it.

There are a number of video converters in the market but Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is considered as the fastest and the most efficient one! Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate for Mac carries the trust of a reliable brand like Wondershare. Its top notch features attracts the customers and makes the software worth a try.

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Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate is a modern video converter that has so much to offer. It also provides minor editing of videos like changing the orientation, trimming the video, etc. You can also add effects and watermark to your video with the software.

The major features of Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate for Mac include:

  • Support for a wide range of file formats: The software supports a wide variety of file formats including audio, video and DVD file formats.
  • Fast file conversion: Wondershare’s Video Converter Ultimate for Mac guarantees its customers with as much as 30 times faster conversion speed than its competitors.
  • Conversion without losing quality: One of the most exciting features offered by Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate is its lossless conversion strategy which means that the software can convert file formats without losing the original quality of the files.
  • Complete codec library: A complete codec library has been integrated with the Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate for Mac to make it supportive with other popular video editing software packages like iMovie, CutPro etc.

You can easily download Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate for Mac and enjoy its benefits. The software is available in both trial and paid version. Here is a small stepwise tutorial that will guide you through the steps involved in converting your VOB video file to an iMovie compatible file format:

Step 1: Launch the software and import the file

The very first step is to launch the Wondershare’s Video Converter Ultimate for Mac by double clicking on its icon. Once the software interface opens up, you can see a number of options. However to convert your video, you need to first import the video file into the interface. You can import a VOB video file by either dragging the file to the interface or by choosing the “add” button.

How to Import VOB to iMovie?

Step 2: Choose compatible file format

Once you have imported the VOB video file in Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate for Mac, you can now start the actual conversion process. From the output format tab, choose any iMovie compatible file format. A number of file formats like MP4, AVI, and MPEG are available for conversion.

How to Import VOB to iMovie?

Step 3: Convert the VOB file into desired file format

Once you have chosen the desired file format, you can now quickly start the conversion process by clicking on the “convert” button. Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is known for its high conversion speed and it will only take a few minutes to complete the conversion depending on the size of the video.

How to Import VOB to iMovie?

Step 4: Import converted VOB file to iMovie

Once you have converted the file to the desired output format, the resultant file will be saved in the specified location. To import this file in iMovie, launch iMovie and click on ‘import’ button.

How to Import VOB to iMovie?

Part 2: Why a VOB video file cannot be imported to iMovie?

If you have encountered a scenario where iMovie just refuses to import a VOB video file, then you might be certainly wondering the reason behind it. VOB is a container format for DVD and a not acceptable file format for iMovie. iMovie supports only specific file formats like MPEG-4, MPG, SWF, TS and HDV. The support for a specific file format is incorporated by integrating the codec for that specific format. If the codec for a specific file format is missing, then that particular format will not be supported by iMovie. A very similar reason behind the failure of VOB video file import is the lack of proper codec integration in iMovie.

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