If you want to import VOB files to iMovie’11, iMovie 09 or iMovie 08 for smooth editing, you need to convert VOB to iMovie compatible video format first.
VOB is widely used in DVDs. If you have got a VOB file that you have copied from a DVD, you are able to play it with a DVD player or VLC on your Mac. While, iMovie, a widely used editing software on Mac, does not support VOB files. iMovie normally can recognize a few file formats like DV, MOV, M4V, MP4 and some AVI files from cams. So you will find once you’re trying to import a VOB file to iMovie, you just get the “gray out” result.
In order to ingest VOB to iMovie for editing, the easy workaround is to convert VOB to iMovie supported video formats. Since Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) is the the most compatible codec introduced by Apple which ensures maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with iMovie, the quick option is to get a Mac VOB to AIC Converter to convert VOB files to AIC MOV for iMovie.
To fulfill task, you can try Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac (compatible with Yosemite and Mavericks), which can transcode VOB to AIC encoded MOV which ensures best results for using in iMovie (no matter iMovie HD, iMovie 08, iMovie 09, or iMovie 11). It also provides simple video editing functions for you. The main features of this VOB to iMovie converter for Mac are high conversion speed with zero quality loss and supporting to convert from and to more than 70 formats like MP4, AVI, FLV, WMV, MKV, MOV, etc.
How to convert and import VOB files to iMovie with 3 easy steps
Step 1. Load VOB files
Install the program on Mac and run it. Drag and drop the VOB files to the software. Or you can also click “Add” button on the top of the main interface to import video to the app.
Step 2. Select output format
Hit the “Format” bar and select iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov) as output format. This format is specially designed for iMovie.
Tip: Before conversion, you can click the “Settings” icon to customize the video/audio settings including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc for iMovie.
Step 3. Start converting VOB to iMovie
Tap “Convert” button on the main interface to start VOB to AIC MOV conversion on Mac OS X.
You can check the conversion process in the Window. After the conversion, it is easy to import VOB videos to iMovie’11, iMovie’09, iMovie’08 for further editing.
Editor’s Note: This smart video converter from Brorsoft can also help you to convert VOB and many other video formats like AVI, MPG, MP4, MOV, MTS, TiVo to professional encoders like ProRes, DNxHD, MPEG-2, etc. to seamlessly fit Final Cut Pro, Avid, Adobe Premiere, etc. Besides, you can use it to convert videos to play on your portable media player.