How to Download YouTube Video to Windows Movie Maker
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How to Download YouTube Video to Windows Movie Maker

November 19, 2013 6:31 pm / Posted by to Video Editing
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Recently, I found that many friends on Yahoo Answer were concerning a question like "How can I get a YouTube video onto Windows Movie Maker?" Well, as is known to all, there’re great numbers of interesting videos, MVs, fan-made movies, etc. on YouTube. Some people would like download the YouTube videos for enjoyment offline, while some others prefer to use these YouTube videos as a polished factor to their homemade movies. For the latter group of YouTube fans, they may need to use Windows Movie Maker to edit the downloaded YouTube videos. However, the Windows Movie Maker can only support to open video files in .asf, .avi, .wmv, .mpeg, .mpg file format, while YouTube videos are mostly in .flv format and thus they are not accepted by Windows Movie Maker. That’s why so many friends on Yahoo Answer were asking how to download YouTube to Windows Movie Maker.

In fact, to input YouTube video to Windows Movie Maker could be very simple provided that you have got a smart Video Converter (Mac Video Converter). With such kind of YouTube to Windows Movie Maker Converter, you can easily convert the downloaded YouTube FLV to AVI format with original video quality kept and hence the video will be recognized by Windows Movie Maker perfectly.

Now I will show you how to import YouTube video to Windows Movie Maker in simple steps:

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Input the downloaded YouTube videos to the converter

First of all, download and start up the YouTube to Windows Movie Maker Converter, and then locate the YouTube videos from your computer and import them to it by using the "Add Files" option.

Tips: If you don’t have the YouTube videos yet, you can use a third-party downloader like Doremisoft Free YouTube Downloader for Mac to download the videos.

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Customize the output videos

Move on to the "Convert to" menu, click it and locate to the "Win Application" and hit "Movie Maker (*.avi)" to set it as the output format.

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Edit the output videos (optional)

1. Since batch conversion function is embedded, you can add several YouTube files to the converter at one time. Besides, if you want to mix all the files you’ve added into one video file, you can tick the "Merge all files" check box on the main interface.

2. Full editing functions are provided. You can edit video through Trimming, Cropping, adding special Effect and Watermark to feature the video. In addition, you can customize the output video’s parameters, including the output video/audio Resolution, Frame Rate, Encoder, Bitrate, and audio channels, etc. by click the "Settings" button.



Import YouTube video to Windows Movie Maker

When all the processes above are done well, you can then press the big blue button on the right bottom the start converting YouTube to Windows Movie Maker. Within minutes, the videos will be perfectly converted, and then you can import them to Movie Maker with ease.

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