How To Put Youtube Videos On Imovie

Putting YouTube videos on iMovie is a great way to enhance your video editing skills and add some creative flair to your projects. As a technology enthusiast and avid iMovie user, I have personally found this feature to be incredibly useful and have incorporated it into my video editing workflow. In this article, I will guide you through the step-by-step process of importing YouTube videos into iMovie, sharing some personal tips and tricks along the way.

Step 1: Find the YouTube Video

The first step is to find the YouTube video that you want to import into iMovie. Whether it’s a tutorial, a music video, or a vlog, make sure to choose a video that aligns with your project’s theme or adds value to your content. One of my favorite sources for finding YouTube videos is the trending page or relevant channels that I subscribe to. Once you’ve found the perfect video, copy the URL from the address bar.

Step 2: Download the YouTube Video

Downloading the YouTube video is essential to import it into iMovie. There are several online tools and software available that can help you with this. One of my go-to options is the website Saveitoffline. Simply paste the copied YouTube video URL into the provided field on the website and select your desired output format. I recommend choosing a format that is compatible with iMovie, such as MP4.

Step 3: Import the Video into iMovie

Now that you have downloaded the YouTube video, it’s time to import it into iMovie. Open iMovie on your Mac and create a new project or open an existing one. Then, click on the “Import Media” button located in the top left corner of the iMovie interface. Navigate to the folder where you saved the downloaded YouTube video and select it. iMovie will import the video into your project, making it ready for editing.

Step 4: Edit and Enhance the Video

With your YouTube video successfully imported into iMovie, you can now unleash your creativity and start editing. iMovie offers a wide range of features and tools to enhance your video, such as trimming, adding transitions, applying effects, and more. Experiment with different settings and effects to achieve the desired look and feel for your video. Don’t forget to add your personal touches and commentary to make it truly unique.

Step 5: Export and Share Your Final Video

Once you are satisfied with your edited YouTube video, it’s time to export and share it with the world. Click on the “File” menu in iMovie and select “Share”. You can choose to export your video in various formats, resolutions, and quality settings depending on your intended use. Whether you want to upload it to YouTube, share it on social media, or burn it to a DVD, iMovie provides you with the flexibility to do so.


Putting YouTube videos on iMovie opens up a whole new world of possibilities in video editing. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can easily import, edit, and enhance YouTube videos within iMovie. Remember to respect copyright laws and only use YouTube videos with proper permissions or under fair use guidelines. So go ahead, get creative, and take your video editing skills to the next level with iMovie and YouTube!