Why can’t import YouTube Videos to iMovie 11?
It is important to note that most of these problems can be caused for the most part by the fact that YouTube videos are often in FLV format and hence cannot be edited in iMovie. Apple’s iMovie doesn’t recognize FLV formats. This doesn’t however mean that you cannot edit your YouTube video in iMovie.
Video formats accepted by iMovie include MPEG-2 and AVCHD, DV-Standard and HDV (High Definition Video), QuickTime Movie, MEPG-4.
Convert YouTube FLV Videos to iMovie 11 format
If you want to import and edit the YouTube video with iMovie, you can also refer to Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac. Hailed as the best-ever YouTube to iMovie Converter, it outshines its rivals also at its capability to faultlessly convert YouTube flv videos to iMovie editable format within barely 3 clicks. Editing the video is another advantage of this YouTube to iMovie converter. You can customize the video as you like without any hassles. In consequence, you can ingest the funny YouTube videos or music videos in iMovie on Mac Mavericks/Yosemite without worrying about format incompatibility issue.
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Step 1. Add YouTube videos to the application.
You can click "Add Video" button to load YouTube videos to the program. You can also directly drag the YouTube videos into the program directly.
Step 2. Select output format
From "Format" drop-down option, choose iMovie best video editing codec from "iMovie and Final Cut Ex..." > "Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov) to output.
Tip: You can also adjust video and audio settings, including codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel.
Step 3. Start the conversion
Finally, simply hig the big Convert button to start converting YouTube videos to Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie. Within several minutes, you can find the converted file on your computer by clicking the "Open" button. And then you can import the converted files to iMovie for editing smoothly.