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1. Convert WMV to Other Format+
  1. 1.1 Convert WMV to MP4
  2. 1.2 Convert WMV to MP4 Mac
  3. 1.3 Convert WMV to MP4 Online
  4. 1.4 Convert WMV to MOV
  5. 1.5 Convert WMV to MOV Mac
  6. 1.6 WMV to MOV Converter Online
  7. 1.7 Import WMV to Final Cut Pro
  8. 1.8 Convert WMV to MP3
  9. 1.9 Convert WMV to AVI
  10. 1.10 Convert WMV to GIF
  11. 1.11 Convert WMV to VLC Online
  12. 1.12 Convert WMV to DVD
  13. 1.13 WMV to MKV Converter Online
  14. 1.14 WMV to WMA Converter
  15. 1.15 Convert WMV to FLV
  16. 1.16 Convert WMV to MPG
  17. 1.17 Convert WMV to Apple
  18. 1.18 Convert WMV to WAV
  19. 1.19 WMV to AVI Converter Online
  20. 1.20 Convert WMV to VOB
  21. 1.21 WMV to SWF Converter
  22. 1.22 WMV to WebM Converter
2. Convert Other Format to MP4+
  1. 2.1 Convert MP4 to WMV
  2. 2.2 Convert MP4 to WMV Online
  3. 2.3 MP4 to WMV Converter
  4. 2.4 Convert MOV to WMV
  5. 2.5 Convert MOV to WMV Online
  6. 2.6 MOV to WMV Converter
  7. 2.8 Convert AVI to WMV
  8. 2.9 Convert QuickTime to WMV
  9. 2.10 Convert FLV to WMV
  10. 2.11 Convert WLMP to WMV
  11. 2.12 Convert VOB to WMV
  12. 2.13 Convert MP3 to WMV
  13. 2.14 Convert MKV to WMV
  14. 2.15 Convert M4V to WMV
  15. 2.16 Convert 3GP to WMV
  16. 2.17 Convert MTS to WMV
  17. 2.18 Convert WAV to WMV Online
  18. 2.19 Convert WebM to WMV
  19. 2.20 Convert VLC to WMV
  20. 2.21 MTS to WMV Converter
  21. 2.22 Convert DAT to WMV
  22. 2.23 Convert VOB to WMV
  23. 2.24 Convert AVCHD to WMV
  24. 2.25 Export Final Cut Pro to WMV
3. WMV Tools & Tips+
  1. 3.1 WMV Converter
  2. 3.2 WMV Converter for Mac
  3. 3.3 Free WMV Converter
  4. 3.4 WMV Video Player
  5. 3.5 Compress WMV Video
  6. 3.6 Play WMV with VLC
  7. 3.7 Play WMV in iTunes
  8. 3.9 Import WMV to iMovie
  9. 3.10 WMV Codec and Plugins
  10. 3.11 Play WMV on Mac
  11. 3.12 What Is an WMV File

How to Import WMV to iMovie for Further Editing on Mac

by Christine Smith • 2024-01-11 10:26:03 • Proven solutions

iMovie is a free video editing application that comes preinstalled on Apple computers, which allows users to create movies from clips obtained from different sources like footage from digital video cameras, downloaded DV-encoded files, and photos. If you have WMV videos that you'd like to use in a movie project on iMovie, you might be disappointed to learn that iMovie doesn't support WMV format as it's a proprietary video format developed by Microsoft.

If you try to import a WMV file to iMovie, you will likely run into problems such as nothing showing up on the screen, or only image, and sometimes you only get the audio. If you have already tried and failed, don't give up. This article will show you how to convert and import WMV to iMovie with iMovie supported formats on Mac.

Part 1. iMovie Supported Formats

iMovie supports a wide range of video formats including DV, HDV, AVCHD, Apple Intermediate Codec, Apple Animation Codec, Motion JPEG/A, iFrame, , and most varieties of MP4 and MOV. And you can also take a look at the incompatible formats, which might remind you of this article if you want to edit MV, AVI, FLV, WebM, DivX, XviD, DVD, VOB, DAV, AVCHD, MTS, M2TS, MOD, TOD, MXF or some types of MP4 and MOV with iMovie.

Part 2. How to Convert WMV to iMovie Compatible Formats

If you are looking for a way to import a WMV file to iMovie, you first need to convert it to an iMovie supported format. To do that, we highly recommend you Wondershare WMV to iMovie Converter, an excellent video converter that converts between over 1000 video and audio formats, including the optimized preset for Apple devices, Blackberry, Zune, Android, video game consoles, YouTube, and more. The all-purpose WMV to iMovie converter also features an intuitive interface that converts video files with just a few clicks.

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How to convert WMV to iMovie with Wondershare UniConverter on Mac (Similar on Windows)

Step 1 Add WMV videos to Wondershare WMV to iMovie converter.

Download, install, and launch Wondershare WMV to iMovie Converter on your Mac, and click the add files icon in Wondershare UniConverter to load the WMV videos that you want to edit in iMovie. You can also directly drag on drop your target WMV files to the program's primary interface.

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Note: Wondershare WMV to iMovie converter supports batch conversion, so feel free to add more than one WMV video at a time.

Step 2 Select an iMovie preset output format.

Go to the Output Format: section and click the drop-down icon to expand the output format list. Select Editing > iMovie and choose the resolution in the right to confirm the iMovie preset format as the output format.

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Tips: You can also go to Video > MOV to choose MOV, an iMovie-supported format, as output format. What's more, you can also click the Create to further customize the WMV video.

Step 3 Start WMV to iMovie conversion.

Now just hit the Start All button to start converting WMV to iMovie compatible format right away. The WMV to iMovie conversion process shouldn't take more than a few minutes, which mainly depends on the length of the WMV video. And you can easily find your converted iMovie videos from the Finished tab.

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If you're looking for how to convert iMovie to WMV for playing on Windows smoothly, then you can follow the same steps above on your Windows and Mac, just add the iMovie (MOV) file and choose the output format as WMV, then start the iMovie to WMV conversion.

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Part 3. How to Import Converted WMV Files to iMovie (Optional)

When Wondershare WMV to iMovie Converter completes the process of converting WMV video to an iMovie compatible format, you can switch to the Finished tab to find the converted WMV videos, which are fully compatible with iMovie. Now your WMV videos are ready to be imported to iMovie. All you need to do are as simple as follows.

  1. Launch iMovie and add the converted .wmv files by clicking File >Import > Movies.
  2. Highlight select the converted WMV video you want to use in iMovie and confirm adding them to the program.
  3. Have fun creating your movie and don't forget to save your project when you are done.

* Some of the above codec formats may need to be supported by system.

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