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How to Convert YouTube Online Videos to MP4

By Emily Watson, Saturday, July 25, 2020

Updated: July 25, 2020

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 the 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.


Tips: If your YouTube video has not been downloaded, you can use an online video downloader like VidPaw or a screen recorder like FonePaw Screen Recorder to get the YouTube video on your computer. 

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

After installing and running the FonePaw Video Converter, click "Add Files" 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 "Choose All to" on the upper right corner of the main interface. Then, click "MP4" and select Same as source 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 "Save to:" button and choose the location where you would like to save your converted MP4 files. Then, click "Convert All" on the lower right corner to start the conversion.

Converting Video

When the task is completed, you can add those converted MP4 files to your devices. For example, you can add them to the 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 of one of this software and then you can download online video and DIY all your videos freely.


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