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How to Convert YouTube Online Videos to MP4

By Emily Watson, Thursday, Mar 26, 2015

Updated: July 25, 2018

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?


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How Can I Convert YouTube Online Videos to MP4?

FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate is an ideal YouTube video to MP4 converter. 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.

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Tips: If your YouTube video has not been downloaded, you can use an online video downloader or a screen recorder to get the YouTube video on your computer. More details please check this post: How to download YouTube online videos.

Step 1. Add YouTube videos to the YouTube to MP4 converter

After installing and running the FonePaw Video Converter, click "Add File" to load YouTube videos to the program.

Main Interface of Video Converter

Step 2. Choose MP4 as the output format

After 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

Step 3. 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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