How to Export iMovie Project to MPEG-2 for playing on DVD Mac OS X

Diana Joan

Apr 28, 2015 09:14 am / Posted by Diana Joan

iMovie, as the easy to use and well functioned NLE, has already won its reputation among users. But the default output format will mostly come out as MOV or M4V. On Mac OS X, both two formats can playback without any problem in media player. But if you want to export iMovie project to MPEG-2 for playback on some DVD player or export iMovie files to other formats for following editing, how to tackle that kind of problem?


Here do recommend you this Pavtube Video Converter for Mac, which will expand iMovie output options to meet your multiple needs. No matter you want to transcode iMovie files to MPEG-2 for playing on some DVD player or upload iMovie files on YouTube for sharing or tackle playback audio and video picture blur problem, etc, all those can be solved by this Video Converter for Mac.

How to export iMovie project to MPEG-2 on Mac OS X?

Step 1. Import iMovie project to this converter on your Mac

Install and launch this converter on your mac, this converter can compatible almost all Mac OS X like Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, Snow Leopard10.6, Leopard 10.5, Yosemite 10.10.

Then click "File">"Add Video/Audio" to load your iMovie files.

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Step 2. Choose proper format according to your needs

Choose proper format according to your needs. If you want to upload your files on video sharing sites like YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook,etc, you can directly go to "Share" menu to choose the website you want. But for some unknown problems, such as the upaloading progress failure, playback quality very poor, audio and video unsync, etc, may happen which you don't even know what's going on.

Here you can choose the "HD Video">"H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)" as the most compatible format for uploading your iMovie projects online.


For some users who want to transcode iMovie files to MPEG-2 for playing on some DVD player. Thanks to the plenty of presets, you can go to "HD Video">"MPEG-2 HD Video (*.mpg)" as the output format.

Step 3. Adjust parameters if you need

Click "Settings" to do some adjustment. This can help you downscale your file size while keep the quality to the best. But do remember: high bit rate equals to large file seize equals to longer conversion time.


Step 4. Start to convert your iMovie projects to MPETG-2 or H.264 as you want

After all have been settled, click this "Convert" button to start your conversion. To find your converted files, you can click "Open" on the main UI.

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