Import M4V videos to iMovie

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  1. Frhyme

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    I downloaded some movies from iTunes last weekend. But when I want to add these movie files into iMovie for cutting. It says not available. Then I asked my friends for help, he said the iTunes movies are encoded in M4V format that can't be edited with iMovie. What should I do?
     
  2. bballrob

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    Get them in a different format.
     
  3. Europa

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    iTunes movies are DRM-protected. You'll need to remove that before you can import them into iMovie. There are programs such as NoteBurner that can do this, but they are around $40.

    An alternative option that's free, though slow and not as elegant, is to play the movie and record the screen and audio with QuickTime X. It will record it in real time and the computer will need to be left alone during this process. You can edit the recording in iMovie after that.
     
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