I have a friend who likes to collect interesting videos on the YouTube and share them to his friends. He usually prefers to make videos into a collection so that he can edit and rearrange them as he wants. Since he doesn’t have the expertise in video editing, he just can use some simple video editing programs like Windows Movie Maker. But he finds that it is hard to import YouTube video to Windows Movie Maker directly sometimes. So, he asked me for help to solve the problem on how to convert YouTube to Windows Movie Maker. I don’t think he’s the only one who has ever had this kind of confusion. Therefore, today in this post I will introduce several practical methods to help you convert YouTube video to Windows Movie Maker. Previously, we have showed you how to convert YouTube video to PSP.

Part 1: Download YouTube Videos with Leawo Video Downloader

Before we start to convert YouTube video to Windows Movie Maker, we need to download YouTube video first. Some people might be wondering how to download YouTube videos. Actually, you can make use of Leawo Video Downloader, a program able to download videos and music from 1000+ Sites with 6X Faster Speed, to download YouTube videos. Check out the guide below to download YouTube Videos.

Step 1. Open Leawo Video Downloader
The program is included in a software bundle: Prof. Media. Kick off the bundle, and click the Video Downloader tab to open the downloader. Actually, after you download and install Leawo Video Converter in the first part, you have had Leawo Video Downloader installed.

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Step 2: Open Video Link
When you enter the video downloader, the built-in web browser would open YouTube.com automatically by default. You can change it to other websites in the settings. You can directly watch video on YouTube or input/paste a new link in the address bar to open a new link. This YouTube downloader would detect all the downable video sources on the current page and provide you with the option to download them.

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Step 3: Download YouTube Videos
The downloadable video sources would be listed on the sidebar on the right. If you can’t find the sidebar, click the button in the middle of the scroll bar on the right to call it out. Click the Download button on the desired video source to download the video.

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Step 4: Manage Downloaded Videos
All the downloading tasks would be listed in the Downloading Tab, and when the downloads are finished, check them out in Downloaded Tab. If you want to go back to the video page, just click on the address bar.

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Part 2: Convert YouTube Video to Windows Movie Maker Supported Formats with Leawo Video Converter

Leawo Video Converter is a professional desktop video converting program allows you to convert video and audio file between 180+ formats. Of course, we can use it to convert YouTube video to Windows Movie Maker. To be more specific, the formats supported by Leawo Video Converter include Common Video (MP4, H.265 MP4, MKV, H.265 MKV, MOV, etc.), Common Audio (AAC, AC3, WAV, MP3, WMA, FLAC, etc.), HD Video (HD MP4, HD AVI, HD TS, HD VOB, etc.), and 4K Video (4K MP4 and 4K MKV). This professional video converter is equipped with an internal video editor that allows users to trim video length, crop video size, add video watermark, adjust video effect, create 3D video, and remove video noise, and at the same time, the internal video player allows you to play video file after the file is imported. The conversion speed from one format to another format with the help of Leawo Video Converter is extremely fast. As claimed on the official website, the speed is 6 times faster. More amazingly, Leawo Video Converter is able to retain 100% original quality of the source file. You are even allowed to add external subtitles and choose an audio track for keeping in the output video file.

Mac users can turn to the Mac version of Leawo Video Converter for help. Download and install the right version of Leawo Video Converter based on the system of your computer, and follow the guide below to convert YouTube video to Windows Movie Maker with Leawo Video Converter. Here we take the Windows version of Leawo Video Converter as an example.

Step 1. Import Source YouTube Video
Click off the program after installation, click “Video Converter” on the main interface or click “Convert” tab at the top left menu bar to enter the interface of Leawo Video Converter, where you need to click “Add Video" to choose and add your source YouTube video file. Optionally, you can directly drag and drop your source YouTube video file into the program. After video file is imported, you can freely choose an audio track and add external subtitle to the output video.

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Step 2. Set Output Video Format
After source YouTube video file is imported, to convert it to Windows Movie Maker, you need to set WMV as the output video format. Click the drop-down box named “MP4 Video” by default next to the “Add Photo” button. On the drop-down list, select “Change” option. Then on the popup Profile window, select “WMV” from “Format” column as output format. Please note that once you change the output format, the name of the drop-down box will change as well.

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Step 3. Edit Video and Audio Parameters
After output video format is set, you will be returned to the main interface, where you need to click “Edit” button on the drop-down profile setting box to edit video and audio parameters including video codec, aspect ratio, frame rate, resolution, audio codec, bit rate, channel, sample rate, etc. After editing job is done, click “OK” to return to the main interface.

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Step 4. Start to Convert YouTube Video to Windows Movie Maker
Click the big green “Convert” button on the sub-menu bar next to the format setting drop-down box. Then, on the popup sidebar, set output directory. After setting output directory, click the “Convert” button right below. Leawo Video Converter would start to convert YouTube video to Windows Movie Maker.

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Part 3: Convert YouTube Video to Windows Movie Maker Supported Formats with Totally Free Converter

The second method to convert YouTube video to Windows Movie Maker is to use Totally Free Converter, which supports a wide range of video and audio formats. It can convert YouTube video to WMV. Check out the detailed steps.

Step 1. Add Source YouTube Video
On the interface of Totally Free Converter, click “Video & Audio” to choose and add source YouTube video.

Step 2. Choose Output Video Format
Once source YouTube video is imported, you will be prompted with a small window panel, where you can choose output video format, rename output video name, and choose output folder. To convert to Windows Movie Maker, you can choose WMV as the output video format.

Step 3. Start to Convert YouTube Video to Windows Movie Maker
After you set the output video format, name and folder, click “Save” to start to convert YouTube video to WMV. After a while, the converted result will be saved in the folder you just set.

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Part 4: Convert YouTube Video to Windows Movie Maker Supported Formats with Convertio

Thirdly, we can try an online YouTube video to Windows Movie Maker called Convertio. But this online video converter supports 100MB maximum file size. If your source YouTube video file is larger than 100MB size, you need to switch to other ways to convert to WMV. Check out the steps below to convert YouTube video to Windows Movie Maker with Convertio.

Step 1. Upload Source YouTube Video
Go to the official website of Convertio, and then select or directly drag and drop target YouTube video file into the converter. It is possible for you to upload video file from your Google Drive or Dropbox account.

Step 2. Choose WMV as Output Format
After your YouTube video file is uploaded, choose WMV as output video format for converting to Windows Movie Maker. If necessary, you can adjust video and audio parameters such as resolution, quality, aspect ratio and others by clicking the gear icon.

Step 3. Start to Convert and Get Converted Results
Click “Convert” to begin conversion process. Once your video is converted and edited, you can download it to your Mac, PC or another device. If necessary, save the file to your Dropbox or Google Drive account.

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Part 5: Convert YouTube Video to Windows Movie Maker Supported Formats with Aconvert

The fourth method to convert YouTube video to Windows Movie Maker is operated online as well with the help of Aconvert. The letter “A” in the name of Aconvert means “All”, which means Aconvert supports and converts all kinds of document, ebook, image, icon, video, audio and archive files online for free. Therefore, we can use Aconvert to convert YouTube video free of charge, and it supports WMV output. It is easy to operate with Aconvert to convert YouTube video to Windows Movie Maker. Check the step-by-step guide out to get WMV file from source YouTube video file.

Step 1. Import YouTube Video into Aconvert
Visit the official website of Aconvert, and choose “Video” on the left to enter the Aconvert video converting interface. First, we need to import YouTube video file by clicking “Choose File”.

Step 2. Choose Output Video Format
After importing YouTube video file, we can choose a variety of video formats as output. To convert YouTube video to Windows Movie Maker, you need to choose WMV video format under “Target format”.

Step 3. Start Conversion Process
Click “Convert Now!” after output video format is set. After a few seconds of transmission, the conversion will be complete. After conversion process is complete, you can download the converted result on your computer.

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