Edit YouTube video in Windows Movie Maker as Your Needs
About Windows Movie Maker:
Windows Movie Maker is a totally free program that comes with Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional, and Windows Vista (also called Windows DVD Maker). And, Here are Supportable formats for windows movie maker:
Video files: .asf, .avi, .wmv
Movie files: .mpeg1, .mpeg, .mpg, .m1v, .mp2
Audio files: .wav, .snd, .au, .aif, .aifc, .aiff
Windows Media files: .asf, .wm, .wma, .wmv
MP3 format audio: .mp3
If you want to download video from YouTube, and eidt it in Windows Movie Maker. there are many options, and the most common way is through the YouTube Video Downloader to download YouTube video, and convert YouTube video to Windows Movie Maker compatible video format.
But we know that YouTube videos are usually FLV format (Flash Live Video file) which cannot be improteded into Windows Movie Maker directly.
Maybe you have ever attempted to look up for many websites to convert YouTube video to Windows Movie Maker, and try many tools with considering the functionality and simplicity to edit YouTube video in Windows Movie Maker. If yes, so the following guide will show you how to download YouTube videos for Windows Movie Maker, convert YouTube videos (FLV) to WMV/AVI format for Windows Movie Maker and put YouTube videos into Windows Movie Maker.
Part 1. Download videos from YouTube
Here is a guide which introduces some Free YouTube Video Downloader, you can choose one as your need.
Part 2. Convert YouTube videos to AVI/WMV for Windows Movie Maker
The videos downloaded using YouTube Downloader are in MP4/FLV format. In order to put them onto Windows Movie Maker, you still need to convert the videos to AVI/WMV format. You can try SnowFox Total Video Converter to convert between any video formats including FLV to AVI and FLV to WMV.
Detail Steps on how to convert YouTube videos to AVI/WMV for Windows Movie Maker.
Step 1: Free Downlaod a Video Converter, install and run it
Step 2: Click "Add Video" to import your video. You can add multi files and folders.
Step 3: Key point is to select the right output format, such as "WMV - Windows Movie Maker (*wmv)" for Windows Movie Maker. And then set the output path to save the converted video.
Step 4: The last step is to pree the "Start" button to start the conversion.
Part 3. Put YouTube videos to Windows Movie Maker
After you get the output video clip downloaded and converted from YouTube, now you can begin to put it into your Windows Movie Maker. Click on "File", then click on "Import into collections". A window will appear. In the window, navigate to the video clip you downloaded and converted from YouTube just now. Then double click on the file. You'll see the icon for the file in your Windows Movie Maker "Collections".
Now, you could add the effects in Windows Movie Maker as your needs.