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I have an OS10.4 and I want to import a DVD for editing in…

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I have an OS10.4...

I have an OS10.4 and I want to import a DVD for editing in iMovie to create another movie from clips in original DVD movie.

Technician's Assistant: What OS X (Operating System, e.g. Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, etc.) or iOS are you running?

IOS10.4

Technician's Assistant: Have you installed any updates recently?

I believe it auto updates, but not sure it won't auto play the DVD

Technician's Assistant: What troubleshooting have you tried?

I have tried to tell the computer to play DVD inserted on iMovie and it just sits there and does nothing

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We are creating an iMovie 10 video of various movies and still pictures for my brother's funeral.

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Mac Support Specialist: Ashik, Mac Technician replied 5 months ago
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Hi and Welcome. My Name is ***** ***** I look forward to assisting you today with your question.

Actually, it is not a straight forward process to import the DVD video to iMovie. You need to rip and convert the DVD video to an editable format in iMovie.

What version of Mac OS X are you using ?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
we are on 10.4 Tiger. We have about 20 video DVDs that each contain 15-60 mins each on them. We only want short clips from each DVD video to create a new 10 min video.
Mac Support Specialist: Ashik, Mac Technician replied 5 months ago

So, what version of iMovie are you using ?

iMovie is the version released for later OS X s

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
10.1.1
Mac Support Specialist: Ashik, Mac Technician replied 5 months ago

Please check the version of Mac OS X again from Apple > About This Mac. What version is it ?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
10.10.5 (14F2511) and it's Yosemite
Mac Support Specialist: Ashik, Mac Technician replied 5 months ago

Yes, OS X Tiger was like 10 years old.

Let's do this step by step. First, you will have to use third party programs to convert the DVD to a format that iMovie accepts, i.e .MP4 or .MOV

To do that, you can use this program --> https://handbrake.fr/downloads.php

Download and open Handbrake. Set the Source to DVD or the video files in DVD (i.e the vob files). Set MP4 as Output file and convert. Once you convert it, you can import it to iMovie from File > Import.

Please let me know if that didn't work, so I will continue to help you until we fix the problem

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
We have Popcorn and it isn't Tiger it is Yosemite. Will Popcorn work the same as handbrake? We also have PMHOME_2100DL.dmg as an update/upgrade.....does this help?
Mac Support Specialist: Ashik, Mac Technician replied 5 months ago

I have not used Popcorn, but I used Handbrake and it works well. It also doesn't cost anything. Try Handbrake

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Mac Support Specialist: Ashik, Mac Technician replied 5 months ago

Hi there, I'm just checking. How is it going ?

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