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How to Convert YouTube to MP4 in Windows/Mac

YouTube is a very popular video sharing site for many people to enjoy videos online. Sometimes you can't download YouTube videos, or you do successfully download it, but can't play it on your mobile phones. This article will recommend you a great application to let you easily download videos from YouTube, and help you to convert YouTube video to MP4, a common used video format for most video players and mobile phones.

Best YouTube Downloader & MP4 Converter for Windows / Mac (Mavericks included)

wondershare video converter
  • • Download videos from many video sharing sites, YouTube, Dailymotion, Facebook, and more.
  • • Convert videos to various formats supported by any mobile phones, video player and web site.
  • • Burn the downloaded video to DVD with many attractive menu templates.
  • • Create your own Hollywood movie by trimming, cropping, adding subtitle, etc.
  • • Add video cover, description, comment, and more to make the downloaded videos like a paid one.
  • Supported OS: Windows 8/7/XP/Vista, Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 10.8, 10.9

Part 1: How to download YouTube videos and convert YouTube to MP4

Below are the specifics to download YouTube video to MP4 format. If you have a Mac and need to download and convert YouTube to MP4 in Mac (Mavericks included), you can use Video Converter Mac .

1.Download online YouTube videos

This app can be used as a reliable YouTube downloader. You can just click the Download button appearing on the top right corner of the videos playing on YouTube site. After download, open download list in Download interface and find the downloaded YouTube videos by right-clicking a video and selecting "Open File Location" option.

Another way you can just click "Add URL" on the top left of the Download interface. Then you can simply copy your video URL in the bar, and start to download.

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2. Convert YouTube to MP4

If your downloaded video can't be played on your mobile phones. It probably is the format or codec incompatibility issue. You can take this MP4 converter to convert YouTube to MP4.

Click "Convert" tab on the top of the interface, and then drag and drop to import your downloaded YouTube video. Set your video output format as MP4 under Format category by clicking "Output Format" button. Also you can set output format as any of your Android or Apple phones under the "Device" category.

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3.Start to convert YouTube to MP4

Click "Convert" and the videos will be converted from YouTube to MP4 automatically. You can find the converted files by clicking "Open Folder". After this, you can feel free to enjoy your YouTube video anywhere and anytime.

You can also merge all your downloaded video clips together by checking the "Merge all videos into one file" button at the bottom.

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Video Tutorial: How to Convert YouTube to MP4 in Windows (Windows 8 included)

Part 2: More options: Free YouTube converter MP4, online YouTube converter MP4

# 1. Free YouTube Converter: Wondershare Free Video Converter

You can use this Free YouTube Converter to easily download YouTube videos and convert YouTube to MP4 in a quick process.

Pro: a complete freeware, easy to use.

Cons:
1. It only converts YouTube videos. Other sites are not supported.
2. It only converts YouTube to common videos, 3D and HD videos not supported
3. It has no presets for devices. You can't convert directly to mobile phones.
4. For burning DVD, you need to upgrade to the Pro version of the software.

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# 2. Online YouTube Converter: Clipconverter

You can use this Free and online YouTube converter to download and convert YouTube videos at the same time.

Pro: 1. You don't need to download a third-party program in your Windows or Mac.
2. The downloading and conversion process are operated at the same time.

Cons:
1. You can only convert web videos to MP4, 3GP, AVI, MOV.
2. It doesn't support converting videos from local files.
3. The conversion speed is slow.

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Part 3: Comparison of the 3 YouTube MP4 Converters

  Online YouTube converter MP4 Free YouTube converter MP4
Download
Download
Video Converter Ultimate
Download
Download
Video Format Support
only convert to MP4, 3GP, AVI, MOV
convert to all the common videos
convert to common videos, and also HD & 3D videos
Convert to Device
   
Download Videos
from many videos sites including YouTube
from YouTube site
from many videos sites including YouTube
30X Fast Conversion Speed
Burn YouTube Video to DVD
Add Metadata

If you are interested in Video Converter Ultimate, please just try it below.

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