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Best Way About getting M4V files recognized by iMovie

Best Way About getting M4V files recognized by iMovie

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Problem 1: Import M4V to iMovie

I transferred a DVD to a MPEG-4 movie using HandBrake. I can open and screen the file (just over 2 hours) using QuickTime, but I cannot import it to iMovie–which tells me it doesn’t recognize the format. I need to edit it for a documentary sample reel. What can I do to get it into iMovie for editing?

Problem 2: .m4v files listed at spotify files not imovie . Any ideas?

I’ve been saving some old video tapes by importing them into iMovie 10.0.5. Some of them came from a previous iMovie version, 9.9.5 (?). Due to space constraints I moved them to an external disc and all of a sudden they’re marked as Spotify files (.m4v). Spotify has become their default player! I changed the default player to quicktime in the Get Info window but their still listed as Spotify files. How do I fix this? Thanks for any and all help.

iMac (27-inch Late 2009), OS X Mavericks (10.9.1)


getting M4V files recognized by iMovie

The situation that you can’t import m4v videos to iMovie is likably to occur as above.

Why does it happens? Here are two reasons:

Reason 1: iMovie will not import movies with extra tracks such as a chapter track, if your M4V files contain extra tracks, iMovie will refuse to import.

Reason 2: M4V is a container video format which may encode with a variety of codecs like H.264, MPEG-4 and etc. If the M4V files are using the H.264 codec which is not meant for editing, your iMovie will fail to import those kinds of M4V movies, let alone to edit M4V in iMovie.

How to Successfully to get M4V files recognized by iMovie?

To load copy-protected iTunes M4V files to iMovie, your computer must be authorized(using iTunes) with the account that was used to purchase the video. If you want to import and edit M4V(without DRM) in iMovie, in fact there is a direct workflow for you- converting M4V video to a format that is friendly for editing in iMovie, like

Which software can convert M4V to iMovie native format?

You need a software application to convert M4V to iMovie on Mac at first. Here Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac is recommended which can transcode non-protected M4V to, the output format has been optimized for iMovie. What’s more, it allows you edit videos like crop videos, merge videos, trim videos, add watermarks etc to make your videos more personalized. Now please free download this best M4V to iMovie converter to have a try.

Easy operation to finish M4V to iMovie conversion in good quality as the following.

Step 1. Import M4V files to M4V to iMovie Converter.

Click “Add file” to import videos to the program. You can import and convert several multimedia files at a time. Added videos can be previewed on the right.

M4V to iMovie Converter

Step 2. Select output format as iMovie

Click the Format bottom of the program, and then choose “iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)” as the output format. The M4V to iMovie Converter will optimize the output video for iMovie.

iMovie supported format

Step 3: Adjust the output video’s parameters as you want.

Click the Setting button after the Format to get the Profile Settings.

iMovie AIC settings

Moreover, you can click “Edit” button to button at the top to customize your vides to your needs like trimming, cropping and adding special effect, etc.

Step 4: Start to convert M4V to iMovie 8/9/11 on Mac (OS X 10.9 and OS X 10.10 supported)

After all the settings, just click “Convert” to convert M4V to AIC .mov file for editing in iMovie on Mac OS X.

Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac can also let you convert M4V files to MOV for editing in Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, iMovie 8/9/11, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc.  Also, M4V files can be converted into MP4 for playing on Galaxy Tab SNexus 6, Nexus 9 and Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition.


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