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How to Download and Convert URL Video to MP4

Want to download a video URL directly in MP4 format? This is a surprising common phenomenon when you find some amazing videos and want to capture these streaming video to play on the go. Actually, it’s pretty easy if you get a reliable and universal video hunter like Wondershare AllMyTube for Mac. This program supports video downloads from 100+ sites to MP4, including YouTube, Vimeo, Hulu, Metacafe, Vevo, BBC, ABC, and many more.

Below I’ll show you how to download URL to MP4 video with excellent quality on Mac (Mountain Lion included). If you’re Windows based, just adopt Wondershare AllMyTube to achieve the same. Get below free trial as per your operating system.

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1Run this URL to MP4 converter

When you install this program as per the wizard, please make sure that you have ticked the browser option you often use. For Windows users, its compatible browser includes Internet, Firefox, and Google Chrome. Mac version supports Safari 6.0 and above, Firefox 15.0 and above, Chrome 22.0 and above. After that, launch this URL to MP4 converter. Then you’ll come to below primary window.

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2Download URL video

To download the URL video in batch, you have 3 flexible options:

1) Copy the video URL and then hit “Paste URL” on the top left corner to start video downloading.

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2) Paste the provided link in Safari browser to start playing it. Very soon, you’ll see a “Download” button automatically showing above the playing video. Click on it to download this URL video.

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3) Directly drag URL in the browser address bar to the app icon on the dock.

Now this professional video downloader begins to work, click the “Downloading” tab, you can view the speed, and remaining time. Also, cancel, or pause the video downloading as you like.

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Tips:  Wondershare video downloader (Windows version) also adds bookmarks to a number of mainstream video sites. YouTube, Vimeo, Hulu, Vimeo, and the like are all included. So you can just use its built-in browser to open the corresponding like to download directly in this program.

3Convert URL video to MP4

When the video downloading complete, click “Downloaded” button to view all downloaded URL files. Then hit the Convert button to reveal output format list, and select “MP4” under the video category. Wondershare Video Downloader for Mac offers optimized presets for various portable media players, like iPad, iPhone, Andorid phones, Xbox 360, PSP, and more. Just pick up the specific model if needed, and then click “Ok” to complete conversion to MP4 format.

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Bonus tips: Download and convert URL to MP4 in one click

To simplify URL to MP4 downloading and conversion, this program also provides one-click “URL to MP4” downloading feature. To do this, you need to switch on the “Download then Convert” button on the top right corner of the primary window. In the drop-down format list that appears, select MP4 format, or device preset directly. After that, when you use any method to download any videos online, the output video will automatically be converted to MP4 video.

Further Reading:

Play MP4 on iPad: Though MP4 is supported by iPad, some MP4 just are greyed out when syncing to your iPad. To make any MP4 files compatible with your iPad, give this powerful MP4 to iPad converter a try.

Edit MP4 Files: With Wondershare MP4 editor for Mac/Win, you can easily and quickly edit MP4 videos with stunning effects to create great videos.

Import MP4 into Adobe Premier: Focus on problems occur when importing MP4 videos into Adobe Premiere Pro and provides a quick and easy solution.

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