How do you take a youtube video and put it in the imovie on a mac?

I have a macbook and I'm trying to make an interview with a historical figure but using some youtube videos. I don't know how to take that video and put it in the imovie to edit it. I don't know how to splice. Can someone tell me how to?

10 Answers

  • 10 years ago
    Best Answer


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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    iMovie only supported MPEG-2/MPEG-4/Quick Time Movie/AVCHD/DV and HDV(High Definition Video). so I think you just need a right converter to download and convert youtube video to imovie mp4, then you can put the converted video into imovie program. I am using iSkysoft Video Converter which can do this well, it also can convert any videos or audios between different formats, have a try by yourself. You can yahoo or google search and download it, hope it can help you.

  • Stella
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    You have to change the format of the video. Click file, save as, and change the extention to something like .mov or .mp4 Should work fine. Good luck.

  • 10 years ago

    iMovie reads mov, m4v, mp4 videos. If you want to put youtube video to imovie, you must convert youtube to a friendly format for imovie like mp4. To do this, you need a video converter.

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  • 10 years ago

    "How to import YouTube videos to iMovie on Mac" i have collected a guide about the situation.The process is quite easy.

  • 10 years ago

    The free one is always risky and rirus .so in order to ensure youyr computer's safety .you can use a paid one

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  • 10 years ago

    Use to download a video then import the clips to iMovie from your Downloads folder.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    this will help you... use 'zillatube' - it gives you good quality video/audio and more ( example, it can convert to mpg video format that is compatible with most video editor)

    it is the easiest (and also the fastest) way.

    Zillatube easily saves or download videos from Youtube... to your computer, and more (e.g. it will help you convert them, or just watch them easily anytime you want).

    It works very well -

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago


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