How to convert Divx files to iMovie AIC MOV for playback on Mac OS X

Import Divx files to iMovie to edit Divx(.avi, .divx, .mkv) with iMovie 11 on Mac by converting Divx video to iMovie compatible video DV, MOV(Video Converter for Lion, Mavericks included).

Divx Media Format, DMF, is a media container format used for the MPEG-4 Part 2 codec. Divx with a .divx extension, has features: Multiple subtitles, multiple audio tracks, multiple video streams like on DVD-Video movies, etc. Divx has defined profiles which are subsets of MPEG-4/AVI and H.264/Matroska standards. So Divx has three kinds of file extensions: .avi, .divx and .mkv for different purposes. For example: Divx with the .avi and .divx, Max resolution of 32X240X30 is used on Mobile.

The Divx format is supported by many software video playback tools, however iMovie doesn't recognize the Divx files because divx is not a format that is compatible with iMovie. Apple has mentioned that iMovie only supports DV and MOV. To add and edit Divx files in iMovie (iMovie 11), you need to convert Divx to iMovie friendly format first and then import the converted files to iMovie.

To encode DivX to iMovie editing-friendly format- Apple InterMediate Codec, what video app should I have. More than one guys recommend Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac. I’ve download and tried the software yet. It helps me convert DivX to iMovie in Mac OS X (including Mountain Lion, 10.9 Mavericks) in only 3 steps. Besides, this software can also convert other formats like MKV, MP4, AVI, VOB, FLV, MTS, WMV, XviD, XAVC, XAVC S, etc. to iMovie supported video format without zero quality loss. Now just check out the steps below to finish the conversion task.

How to convert DivX movies for editing in iMovie (iMovie 11)

1. Add DivX files

Run the Mac Video Converter. Directly drag and drop the DivX video to the main display window of the program. To save your time, you can load multiple files at a time for this program supports batch conversion. You can also merge several files into one.

2. Select the output format

You can choose iMovie/FCE --> Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) as the output format. The output format is designed for iMovie 11/iMovie 09/iMovie 08 specially.

Tip: Furthermore, you are provided some useful edit functions cropping, trimming, adding watermark, attaching subtitles for pre-editing your video files so that you can simplify your iMovie editing.

3. Start DivX to iMovie conversion on Mac

Click the “Convert” icon under the preview window, and the DivX to iMovie Converter will start transcode DivX to AIC .mov for iMovie 08/09/11 on Mac.

After the conversion, click "Open" to locate the result videos and then launch iMovie, choose File > Import > Movies..., to import the converted DivX video into iMovie.

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