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MPG to iMovie Converter - Convert MPG/MPEG/MPEG-1/MPEG-2 to iMovie


MPG or MPEG is the short form of Moving Pictures Experts Group, includes MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4. iMovie only imports .mpg encoded with MPEG-4. If we import .mpg encoded with MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 to iMovie, it will end in fail.

In order to import all kinds of MPG or MPEG files to iMovie, a recommended solution is to convert MPG to iMovie more supported MP4 or MOV encoded with MPEG-4 or H.264. Here, we'd like to highly recommend a professional MPG to iMovie Converter - iDealshare VideoGo. With it, you can convert MPG to iMovie with only one click, and then you can import MPG into iMovie, import MPEG to iMovie, import MPEG-1 into iMovie, import MPEG-2 to iMovie.

Step by Step Guide to Convert MPG to iMovie

Please follow the simple converting MPG to iMovie format steps as below:

Make Preparation: Free download MPG to iMovie Converter

Free download the professional MPG to iMovie converter - iDealshare VideoGo(for Mac, for Windows), install and launch it, the following interface will pop up.

MPG to iMovie Converter

Step 1Add MPG videos

Click "Add File" button to import MPG files which you want to import into iMovie. Or simply drag and drop your MPG clips into this professional MPG to iMovie converter. Batch conversion is also supported through batch adding MPG files.

Convert MPG to iMovie

Step 2Define output format as iMovie supported MP4 or MOV, DV

Click the "Profile" drop-down button to select iMovie more supported MOV, MP4, DV from the "General Video" category.

Step 3Finish MPG to iMovie conversion

Click the BIG ROUND button at the right bottom side to finish converting MPG to iMovie. Now you can add MPG to iMovie and edit MPG in iMovie easily.

Issues encountered when importing MPG into iMovie

  • I have a lot of videos on my drive from my SONY camera. The format is MPEG-2 Sony, which is not a standard MPEG-2 format, why can't I import into my iMovie?
  • I have several video files from a Sony camera that I have placed on an external hard drive. The files are .mpg. How do I import these files into iMovie?
  • I'm having some problems getting my mpg video files to import into imovies. I've uprgaded to mountain lion and the latest version of imovies but everytime I try to import the files from my external hard drive imovies get's stuck when it starts to optimize the video, nothing happens. I then have to close the application.
  • I'm putting together a project in imovie, and have run into problem. I can't seem to import MPG into iMovie, and when i simply try to view the videos using quicktime, they play for a few seconds and then 'unexpectedly quit'. I've had issues with imovie before, so i'm sad to see it AGAIN not working.
  • For some reason, I am not able to drag and drop (or import from the file menu) mpg file into a new Imovie project.
  • I have just had an old VHS video converted to "video1.mpg" (also a file named "video1.mpg.scn" appears on the dvd). However, this will not play or import into iMovie '09 for editing.
  • I have a Sony cyber shot camera with some video on it. Its format is mpg. imovie will not import mpg. How do I convert it into anything so it can be used?! How can I use these videos and import them on iMovie?