How to Get MKV to iMovie?

MKV is an open source container format which can contain multiple video, audio and subtitle tracks. Generally speaking, MKV video files are come with high video and audio quality. That is why more and more movies you can get online are in .mkv format. For Mac users, import MKV files into iMovie for editing always troublesome. Video formats converting are necessary if you want to import MKV file into iMovie.

First thing first, things would be easier if you figured out what formats iMovie compatible with. As per information on, you can use the following formats in iMovie:


*DV Widescreen

*HDV 1080i (25 and 30 fps)

*HDV 720p (25 and 30 fps)

*MPEG 4 Simple Profile


Actually, iMovie allows user to import most QuickTime-compatible formats. Thus, you can just convert MKV files to formats which work with QuickTime.

Download Mac MKV Converter:

1-Run Mac MKV Converter, add MKV files into it by clicking . Or you can try to add video folder by click “File” in top menu for batch conversions.

2-Set for output

Certain MKV files have multiple sound tracks and subtitles, select one you preferred. Then click “Profile” button to pick output format.

There are many preset profile compatible with iMovie, choose one among them: MOV, HD MOV, MP4 or Apple product compatible format.

For professional users, click the plus sign to customize output as request. Most video and audio general settings are available to change: video/audio codec, quality, video size, bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio and the like.

3-Basic editing. Five editing features are optional: trim , crop, rotation, effect and watermark. You can just cut off the necessary segment then convert to iMovie, that will be save a lot of time for you.

4-Start to convert MKV to iMovie

This is the last step. Click button to start convert MKV to iMovie. When conversion is finished, open targeted folder to get converted video files.

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