How to Download and Convert YouTube Videos to MP4

YouTube is a great place for people to discover, upload, watch and share videos. But have you ever encounter troubles in downloading YouTube videos to your computer? Or you can’t play the downloaded YouTube videos on your iPad, iPhone, iPod or other portable devices? Don’t you just find that infuriating? If you do have met the above problems, and if you want to download and convert YouTube videos to store and playback on your iPad, iPhone, PSP, PS3 and etc, you need a YouTube to MP4 Converter.

Xinfire Video Converter is an ideal YouTube to MP4 converter to convert YouTube videos to MP4 files with ease. With it, you can freely download and convert YouTube videos to MP4 for better playback on your iPhone5, iPad Mini, Kindle Fire, Galaxy S3, and etc. You can download this YouTube to MP4 Video Converter for free and install it on your PC for free trial. It can convert YouTube to MP4 with only a few steps. If you are Mac users and need to convert YouTube to MP4 on Mac (Snow Leopard, os x Lion included), you can turn to Xinfire Video Converter for Mac for help. Follow the guide below to convert YouTube to MP4 with ease.

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How to Convert YouTube Videos to MP4 Files

Here we take converting YouTube to MP4 video in Windows to show you how easy the whole YouTube to MP4 conversion process is. The way to complete your task on Mac (Mountain Lion) is the same. Just download the right version and follow the intuitive interface to convert YouTube Videos to MP4.

1. Load and Add YouTube Videos to the YouTube to MP4 Converter

After installing and running the video converter, hit the “Download YouTube Video” button in the middle of the user interface and insert the YouTube Video URL to the pop-out download window, then click the lower left-corner “Download” button to download and add YouTube videos. If you’ve already got YouTube video onto computer, then click the “Add Files” button to import YouTube videos to the program.


2. Choose MP4 as the Output Format

Click the drop-down list of “Output Format” on the lower left-corner of the main interface and select MP4 (.mp4) as the output format. If you want to directly play there converted YouTube files on iPhone, iPad, PSP, Android phone etc. you can directly specify the output format as the corresponding mobile device. After that, designate the output folder to save converted MP4 files.


3. Edit the Videos (Optimal)

If you want to keep the originality of those converted MP4 files, you can skip this step, if you need to customize your output video or audio files, click the Set icon on the right side of the file. In the window that comes up, you can reset the Codec, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channel, as well as Video/Audio Bitrate, etc. you can also click the “Clip” and “Edit” button on the right side of the file to edit videos by clipping, cropping, adding subtitles, watermark and adjusting Brightness, Hue, Saturation as well as Contrast.


4. Convert YouTube to MP4

Click “Start” and the videos will be converted from YouTube to MP4 automatically.

Why Convert YouTube to MP4

As we all known that YouTube videos are mainly in FLV format, which cannot be supported natively many popular portable devices like smartphones, PMPs, and tablets, and etc. of course, you can download apps for the majority of mobile platforms that allow you to play back FLV files. However, not all portables run on mobile operating systems (like Android and iOS) that enable you to use third-party apps. Therefore to solve the problem, you need to convert YouTube FLV videos to a more widely supported video format that your portable can handle. And nowadays, MP4 format is generally the most widely used video format supported by a large number of popular mobile devices and also gives a good quality/compression ratio.

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