How to Save & Edit YouTube Videos

YouTube is one of the most popular websites in the world today. It is even the second biggest search engine, with millions of people using the site to learn how to do things. It is quite easy to save and edit your favorite YouTube videos. All you need is a movie editing program like Windows Movie Maker and an application like YouTube Downloader to save the movies.


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      Download YouTube Downloader, Freecorder 4 or YouTube Grabber (see References) and install the program. These free tools will allow you to download YouTube videos.

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      Go to YouTube and select a video you want to save and edit.

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      Go to the "Start" menu on your computer and open up the YouTube Downloader or one of the other programs mentioned. The URL of the video will appear in the application. Click "OK." The video will download to your computer.

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      Click on "Convert Video" on the YouTube Downloader, find the video on your desktop, select "WMV" and click "OK." It is necessary that you do this so that the clip works with the movie editing program that you have on your computer.

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      Wait for the video to convert. It should take a few minutes depending on the size of the video you have downloaded.

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      Go to the "Start" menu and select "Windows Movie Maker." Select "File" and "Import Video." Find the video that you converted.

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      Select the video from the list of files. Drag and drop the video to the timeline below. After the file is at the timeline, you can simply drag the cursor to the desired location and split your video into sections. You can add text to the video, clip the video or combine it with another one.

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