As one of the simplest editing program, Windows Movie Maker allows you to edit video clips from your digital camera or phone on its timeline by adding titles, applying effects or transitions, etc. For those people who have downloaded some of your favorite videos from YouTube, before sharing the YouTube video offline with your friends on computer, smartphone or tablets, you may wish to drag and drop the video clips into Windows Movie Maker for doing some simple editing. However, the downloaded YouTube video are usually in flv file format, which are not supported by Windows Movie Maker, the following article will show you how to convert YouTube FLV into Windows Movie Maker playable file formats.
Windows Movie Maker supported file formats
To convert YouTube video for Windows Movie Maker editing, you should be clear of Windows Movie Maker supported editing formats. Follow tablet shows the video and audio files that you can used in Windows Movie Maker.
|Video file types (format)||File name extensions|
|Windows Media Video (WMV) files||.wmv|
|Windows Media files||.asf and .wm|
|AVCHD files||.m2ts, .mts, and .m2t|
|Apple QuickTime files||.mov and .qt|
|Microsoft Recorded TV Show files||.dvr-ms and .wtv|
|MPEG‑4 movie files||.mp4, .mov,.m4v, .3gp, .3g2, and .k3g|
|MPEG‑2 movie files||.mpeg, .mpg, .mpe, .m1v, .mp2, .mpv2, .mod, .vob, and .m2t|
|MPEG‑1 movie files||.m1v|
|Motion JPEG files||.avi and .mov|
|Audio file types (format)||File name extensions|
|Windows Media Audio (WMA) files||.asf, .wm, and .wma|
|Pulse‑code Modulation (PCM) files||.aif, .aiff, and .wav|
|Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) files||.m4a|
Best tool to convert YouTube video for Windows Movie Maker
If you are looking for a powerful yet simple to use program to get the job completed, we highly recommend Pavtube Video Converter (review), the program supports batch conversion mode, so you can batch load multiple YouTube video at one time to save your precious time. You can easily convert YouTube video to any of Windows Movie Maker supported file formats listed above such as.WMV/.ASF, .MPG (MPEG-1, MPEG-2), MP4/MOV (MPEG-4), .AVI (DV-AVI),.WMA, .WAV, and .MP3. To get better output video and audio quality, you can flexiby adjust output profile parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like.
Edit YouTube video with built-in editing tools
Besides the conversion function, the program can also works as a simple alternative to Windows Movie Maker to assist you to completed some simple editing work. You can use the program to trim or cut YouTube video to remove unwanted parts or segments, crop video to cut off the black bars, adjust output video aspect ratio to let it fit with you device, add video/image/transparent text watermark, flip or rotate video orientation, add external video to YouTube video, etc.
Pavtube Video Converter has perfect compatibility with Windows 10/8.1/8/7. It is very simple to use, any one can learn to use it in minutes. The program is very stable, you can hardly encounter any crashes issue. What’s more, the results produced by the program are pretty high quality, you can’t find any difference between the converted video and the original YouTube video.
How to Convert and Edit YouTube Video with Windows Movie Maker?
Step 1: Load YouTube video.
Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or click the “Add Video” button on the top tool bar to import YouTube video files into the program.
Step 2: Define the output format.
Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select one of Windows Movie Maker supported high standard file formats such as “WMV HD Video(*.wmv)” under “HD Video” main category.
Tips: You can also choose to output high quality “WMV3(WMV9)(*.wmv)” format or fast conversion speed “WMV2(WMV8)(*.wmv)” format.
Step 3: Edit video(optional).
Check an item to active the “Video Editor” function, then click the pencil like icon on the top tool bar to open the “Video Editor” window, you can trim video length, crop video black bars, add watermark, apply sepcial rendering effect, remove/replace audio in video, etc.
Step 4: Carry out the conversion process.
After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion process.
When the conversion is completed, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then feel free to import and load the converted YouTube video into Windows Movie Maker for simple editing.