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How to edit YouTube videos by the use of Windows Movie Maker

As an on-line video sharing website, YouTube has the biggest user group in the world. People can view videos through internet browser with some plug-ins, and also can download them to save and enhanced edit. Following tutorials will teach you to edit YouTube videos with free Windows Movie Maker.

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Edit YouTube Videos with Windows Movie Maker

YouTube videos are flash videos that are available on web browser. Usually the videos are downloaded as FLV format. Windows Movie Maker cannot recognize FLV files. So you have to covert the videos into ASF, AVI, or WMV files before you edit movies.

Step 1Download videos you like from YouTube

Launch your IE, Firefox, or other internet browser. Enter www.Youtube.com in URL search box. View the YouTube website to select videos you love. Afterwards, copy the page's URL showed in search box, and then choose an online YouTube downloader and paste. There're plenty of such free tools on the Internet. They will capture the video in the certain page and download it for you.

Step 2 Convert the videos to Windows Movie Maker

1. You need a converting program to change YouTube videos into Windows Movie Maker ones. Free converters supplied on line can be taken into your consideration. Search from Google to find one. Remember to output your videos as ASF, AVI, and WMV format. In addition, you can choose FLV supported video editing application ArcSoft ShowBiz to fix and trim your YouTube movies directly.

2. Navigation "Movie Tasks"-> "Capture Video" panel. Then click on "Import Video" option. Find the movie file you've converted and import it.

Edit Youtube Video

Step 3 Edit videos with Windows Movie Maker

Drag video files converted from YouTube to "Show Storyboard" window. If you cannot find the window, hit "Show Timeline" panel to change editing window.

Edit Youtube Video files

Drop video clips on the board. Now you can cut, split, trim, add and create video clips to edit a YouTube video.

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