Have you ever tried to import a downloaded YouTube FLV video to iMovie but only found that the videos are grayed out and can't be imported? The reason is that iMovie doesn't support FLV format. By converting YouTube FLV videos to iMovie friendly formats like MOV and MP4, you can edit YouTube videos with your favorite iMovie (iMovie '11 included).
This article will show you how to convert online and local YouTube videos to iMovie friendly formats and import for editing.
Note: You can check what formats iMovie support from here.
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Install this program on your computer after downloading it from the link below. Launch it to get prepared.
a) Click the Download button on the top right corner of the video.
b) Copy the url of the YouTube video and go to the Downloading window to click the Paste URL button.
Check the video files in the Downloaded library and click Convert button on the right.Select MOV or MP4 as the output format in the popped up window. Click OK. Your YouTube video will then be converted to an iMovie-friendly format in a short time. Then find where the converted YouTube files are stored and open iMovie, select File > Import > Movies to import the files.
Download this program from the following link and open it after installation.
Simply drag and drop the videos to the file tray. You can add as many videos as possible.
Click the double up-arrow at the bottom of this program’s pane to open its output format list. Click Editing>iMovie and the Convert icon to get the videos converted. After that import the videos to iMovie.
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