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How to Import and Edit YouTube Video in Windows Movie Maker

Windows Movie Maker is a video editing freeware created by Microsoft. With its help, you can edit your movie as you wish. But if you have downloaded some videos from YouTube and want to edit them in this program, you may encounter great difficulty in importing YouTube videos to Windows Movie Maker. As we know, YouTube videos are usually in FLV format while this Microsoft editing application prefers ASF, AVI, WMV, etc. So YouTube videos can't be loaded directly. To solve this problem, you need to convert YouTube videos to Windows Movie Maker compatible formats.

To achieve your task, you need the help of Aimersoft Video Editor. With it, you can convert FLV format to WMV, AVI or ASF easily and quickly so that you can edit YouTube videos in Windows Movie Maker. But before starting the conversion, why not try the powerful Aimersoft Video Editor? This Windows Movie Maker alternative is not only equipped with rich editing features and diverse effects, but also compatible with almost all the video formats (include FLV). With it, you can directly import YouTube videos for further editing!

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How to import YouTube videos to Windows Movie Maker

This program works well in both Windows and Mac. Mac users please download Video Editor for Mac and then follow the same tutorial.

1Add YouTube video

After running the program, please click “Import” to load your video. When the target video appears in the media library, you are ready to go to next step. Besides FLV, this program supports almost all the video formats include MP4, FLV, AVI, VOB, 3GP, MKV, MOV, F4V, M4V and more.

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2Edit YouTube video (Optional)

Drag your video from the media library to the timeline panel. Here you can trim, split, merge, crop your video, detach the original audio from video and add a song you like. To do these jobs, you only need to right click on the video thumbnail and choose the feature you want.

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Want to further fine tune your video? Just double click the video thumbnail to open the Edit interface. Options for rotation, speed and brightness adjusting are available. This program also provides you with special effects, PIP effects, text, transitions and etc. to touch up your YouTube video. By clicking the tabs above the timeline panel, you can access to the corresponding effect interfaces.

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3Start the YouTube to Windows Movie Maker conversion

Since Windows Movie Maker well supports WMV, AVI, 3GP, MP4, so here you can click "Create" and choose any of these formats as the output video format. Then click "Create" again to start the conversion. When the process is done, you can locate the converted video files directly by clicking "Find Target". After that, you can open Windows Movie Maker and add the YouTube videos.

If you have tried Aimersoft Video Editor, you will find that this software is more brilliant than Windows Movie Maker. So save your time and create your movie with Video Editor!

Below is a video tutorial on how to edit YouTube videos in Windows Movie Maker :

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