How to Share iMovie to MPEG-2 on Mac (macOS 10.15 Catalina Included)

by Brian Fisher • Jun 14,2019 • Proven solutions

"I had to make a movie for a project, and I edited it in iMovie 09, all the files were MOV files. I exported it as one final item and it was in M4V format. I need to convert that to a format (MPEG 2) so I can play it on a DVD player hooked up to a TV so it can be graded. Any idea? I am a Mac user."

Gonna Share iMovie to MPEG-2 on Mac for enjoying the video on DVD player like the asker? Well, you will find a really useful and easy-to-implement solution here.

First of all, export your iMovie video by selecting "Export using QuickTime ...">save your videos in MOV or other offered formats. iMovie video are usually saved in M4V, MOV, DV and MP4. So to make it on MPEG, you'd better install a professional Mac video converter to be your assistant. Find it below!

Best Solution to Export iMovie to MPEG-2 on Mac

This tutorial introduces a solution of converting iMovie video to MPEG-2 video on Mac (Mojave, High Sierra, Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion and Lion included) by using iSkysoft Video Converter Ultimate, which helps you easily convert video from iMovie to MPEG-2, with only 3 clicks. It also lets you crop, split or add effects to the video before the iMovie to MPEG-2 Mac conversion:

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  • Convert iMovie video to MPEG-2, and other 150+ formats, such as MP4, FLV, AVI, 3GP, MKV, VOB, etc.
  • Edit your iMovie videos before converting to MPEG-2.
  • Extract iMovie video to audio formats, including MP3, WAV, AAC, M4R, M4A, etc.
  • It enables you to burn iMovie video to DVD.
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  • Fully compatible with macOS 10.15 Catalina, 10.14 Mojave, 10.13 High Sierra, 10.12 Sierra, 10.11 El Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks and earlier.

Only 3 steps to complete the iMovie to MPEG-2 converting on Mac!

Step 1. Add iMovie files to the Mac app

The Mac program can't directly accept your iMovie project. So please make sure you have saved your iMovie files as MOV video files or other files. Now open iSkysoft Video Converter Ultimate, and then drag and drop iMovie files to the program. Alternatively, click "Add Files" to locate the iMovie files you want to add.

Note: This Mac video converter allows you to make batch conversions and merge several video clips into one. Even, you can edit your video files before you start the iMovie to MPEG-2 conversion with it. Learn details in the Guide of iSkysoft Video Converter Ultimate.

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Step 2. Set MPEG-2 as output format

In the Video category of format tray, scroll right to choose "MPEG-2" at the output format. Because MPEG-2 is a codec, so you will see ".mpg" as the format of your files after the conversion—MPG is file extension for MPEG-2 files.

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Step 3. Start iMovie to MPEG-2 conversion on Mac

Click the "Convert" button and let the excellent Mac Video Converter do the rest for you automatically. The converter also works on MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac.

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Optional: Online iMovie to MPEG-2 Converter

You can also try online video converter to convert your iMovie videos to MPEG-2 format, if you don't want to install a computer program. Try it below:

Please note that converting video with online iMovie to MPEG converter will take a long time to wait. It depends on your Internet connection. And it always has size limitation and not guarantees the converted quality. So if you are looking for a professional video converter to change your iMovie video format, please use iSkysoft Video Converter Ultimate above, which ensure the original resolution.

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