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iMovie AVI Incompatibility: How to Import AVI into iMovie?

Author by Sue

Feb 22, 2019

Fail to import AVI files into iMovie? Don’t worry. In this article, I will guide you to import AVI to iMovie to resolve this iMovie AVI incompatibility issue with simple steps. Before start, you can download this video converter for importing videos to iMovie smoothly.

Part 1: Fail to Import AVI in iMovie? Does iMovie Support AVI?

iMovie supported formats and codecsiMovie supported formats and codecs

Q: I have an .avi file that I cannot get into iMovie. I have downloaded the DivX converter and player. Now the file will play in DivX, but I still cannot get it to iMovie. Can someone please help me to open .avi in iMovie?

A: The main reason that causes iMovie AVI incompatibility is that some codecs used in the AVI file are not supported by iMovie. Up to now, iMovie only supports to import MPEG-4, MOV, MPEG-2, AVCHD, DV & HDV file formats. To solve this problem, the best and easiest solution is to convert AVI to iMovie supported formats listed in the picture.

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Part 2: Best solution for iMovie AVI Importing

WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro can help you to convert any video to iMovie formats to address iMovie incompatibility issue. What’s more, it can also work as a video editor. Now, learn how to convert AVI to iMovie formats and import AVI to iMovie.

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Simple Tutorial on AVI to iMovie Conversion

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Add AVI files into the converter

Step 1: Add AVI Videos into the Converter

Run WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro and then click Add Files button to import the AVI videos you want to convert into the converter. It also allows you to directly drag and drop files into the main interface.

Choose an iMovie supported video format

Step 2: Choose iMovie Formats for Resolving iMovie AVI Incompatibility

Click the Output Format button and choose a video format that is supported by iMovie under Video tab. Here, converting AVI to MOV is recommended, because MOV is the default import and export format of iMovie.

Convert AVI video to iMovie format

Step 3: Convert and Import AVI to iMovie

Then, the converter will go back to the main workplace automatically. You can hit the scissor icon to cut video clips. Click Run button to convert AVI files to MOV. At last, you can import AVI to iMovie successfully.

Part 3: Bonus Tutorial: How to Convert Video Codecs for Importing Videos to iMovie

How to edit video encoder

Sometimes if you find that iMovie can’t recognize a video that is in the iMovie supported format, you may need to check if there is any error with the video codecs and convert the codec to iMovie supported one.

1. Open WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro and import the video into it.

2. Click Settings button to go to the Settings window.

3. Check and change the video codec in the drop-down list of Encoder on the Video section.

4. Hit Ok button to save your settings.

5. Click Run button on the main interface to finish the process of transcoding videos.

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