WMV to iMovie: How to Convert and Import WMV to iMovie (iMovie HD/11)

by Brian Fisher • Jun 18,2019 • Proven solutions

Having some interesting WMV videos, either downloaded from the Internet or shared by friends who own PCs, and want to edit them on iMovie? You might have tried to, but only found that WMV is not compatible with iMovie. Don't give up. You can still achieve your goal if you convert WMV to iMovie compatible format at first, then edit the videos.

How to Convert and Import WMV to iMovie on Mac (macOS 10.15 Catalina and earlier)

To change the video format, you can adopt the iSkysoft Video Converter Ultimate for help. The one used in this article is professional yet easy-to-use which would finish the Mac conversion within only three steps. Moreover, to save your time, it has offered an optimized preset for iMovie. Here we go to the WMV to iMovie Mac task:

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Here is a step-by-step guide for you to convert WMV files to iMovie

Step 1. Load WMV files to the WMV to iMovie Converter

Drag & drop WMV files to the program directly. Alternatively, you can go to the "File" menu, and select "Load Media Files" option to choose the WMV files you want. If you want to save yourself time, you can add several files to do batch conversion.

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Step 2. Select the output format

You can either select one of the iMovie-compatible formats as the output format or directly choose iMovie as the output format. For your convenience, the app has already preset the video settings for you. The output video can be imported to iMovie 11/iMovie 09/iMovie 08/iMovie HD.

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If you want to extract audio from WMV files on Mac, you can select the output format as MP3, AAC, M4A, AC3, etc.

Furthermore, you are provided some useful edit functions for pre-editing your video files so that you can simplify your iMovie editing. To get more details about the functions, go to the User Guide of iSkysoft Video Converter Ultimate.

Step 3. Start the WMV to iMovie conversion on Mac OS X

Click the "Convert" button to start the conversion. Just in a few minutes, you make it! If you are busy with other stuff, you can set "When all jobs finished" to "Shut down my computer".

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Step 4. Import WMV into iMovie on Mac

After the conversion, you can launch iMovie and then import the output files to iMovie for editing. And if you want to import WMV videos to Final Cut Pro for editing, please click here.

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Optional: Free WMV to iMovie Online Converter

You can also try online video converter to convert and import WMV videos to iMovie, if you don't want to install a computer program. Try it below:

Note: Because the online tool doesn't support "https", so if the content below was blank, please manually click the "Shield" icon on the right of your browser address bar to load the script. This action is secure without any harm to your data or computer.

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