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How to Convert YouTube Online Videos to MP4

By Emily Watson, Thursday, Mar 26, 2015

YouTube is a great place to discover, watch, upload and share videos. You can view videos on YouTube while your computer or portable devices are connected to internet. But if there is no internet connection while you go out, how can you enjoy these videos on your mobile device or tablet?

You need to convert YouTube videos to MP4 first. Why? That's because nearly all YouTube videos are in the format of flash and flash contains two kinds of video formats - FLV and SWF, while it is MP4 that can be played by nearly all portable devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod, Sony, Samsung, Nokia, BlackBerry and so on. However, how can we convert YouTube online videos to MP4?

FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate is an ideal YouTube video to MP4 converter. This video converter program allows users to download YouTube online videos at ultrafast speed. After downloading, it brings the simplest way to convert YouTube video to MP4, so you can watch them on your iPad, iPod, iPhone, PSP, Samsung, BlackBerry or other MP4 portable players.

Free download the trial version of FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate on your computer and have a try.


1. Add YouTube videos to the YouTube to MP4 converter

After installing and running the video converter, click "Add File" to load YouTube videos to the program. If YouTube video has not yet been downloaded, you can go to step 2 to get details on how to download YouTube videos.

Main Interface of Video Converter

2. Download videos from YouTube

 Copy the URL of the YouTube video you would like to download. Then, click "Download" on the top menu, and then paste the URL to download YouTube Online Video. You can also select the format and quality you want to use. The program will start to analyze and download the video.

Download YouTube Videos Online

3. Choose MP4 as the output format

After downloading and adding YouTube videos to the program, click the "Profile" button on the lower left corner of the main interface. Then, click "All Profile" and select MPEG-4 (.mp4) as the output format.

If you want to directly play these converted YouTube files on iPhone, iPad, PSP, Android phone etc. you can directly specify the output format as the corresponding mobile device.

Choose MP4 as the Output Format

4. Select the output folder and convert YouTube to MP4

Click the "Browse" button and choose the location where you would like to save your converted MP4 files. Then, click "Convert" on the lower right corner to start the conversion.

Convert Youtube Videos to MP4

When the task is completed, you can add those converted MP4 files to your devices. For example, you can add them to iTunes library and sync with iPhone/iPad/iPod or use FonePaw iOS Transfer to copy them to your iOS device directly.

You can use FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate to convert YouTube videos and other videos to whatever file format you need. Also, it has powerful video editing function: clip, crop and custom effects options. It can be cost-effective to register and buy a full version one of this software and then you can download online video and DIY all your videos freely.



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