Free YouTube To iMovie Converter

Free YouTube To iMovie Converter 2.0

It helps you convert YouTube media files into iMovie-compatible formats. (See all)

This application is designed to help you convert media files originally downloaded from YouTube into iMovie-compatible formats. In other words, this free video converter prepares your favorite YouTube video clips for editing with Mac's most common video editor.

The tool's interface is neat and user-friendly. Loading files is done easily, either by pressing the "Add" button, which opens a computer-browsing dialog, or by simply dropping already selected files into the program. Although the main window displays multiple conversion possibilities, you can only convert into iMovie-compatible formats. However, the utility provides advanced settings that allow you to tailor sensitive video and audio parameters, such as the codec, the size, the bit and sample rates, the scale, and the channel.

You will definitely appreciate the generous preview the program comes with, as well as the ability to import multiple files for converting in one session. Before enabling the conversion, you can make some adjustments to the original video. Namely, you are able to crop the image, trim a video segment, and merge small clips into one larger and continuously-playing video file. Snapshots can be taken at any moment, and saved as common JPEG, JPG, BMP, and PNG image formats. In addition, you may preserve your rights on the project by adding text and image watermarks, conveniently customizable in terms of transparency. Adding subtitles is also possible, so that they can be part of the resulting iMovie file.

The program is good – no doubt about that. The conversion runs naturally and without blockages. The editing features may not be comprehensive, but considering that the converted video clips are meant to be further processed using iMovie, more functions would be pointless.

Ioana Dumitrescu
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Review summary


  • Simple and easy-to-use app
  • Batch conversion
  • Generous preview
  • Merge function
  • Takes snapshots
  • Provides a history of latest tasks
  • Can adjust sensitive video and audio parameters


  • No advanced editing features
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