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How to Convert YouTube to Quicktime MOV (Yosemite included)

If you are a lover of YouTube, you might often visit YouTube websites to watch wonderful online videos, or you've had a lot of YouTube videos stored on your PC or Mac. Want to convert these YouTube to QuickTime MOV, either an online YouTube video or a local-disk one, for playback in QuickTime, management in iTunes even sync to Apple devices like iPhone, or other reasons?

If so, this article here is no doubt the right place you're looking for, mainly introducing how to convert YouTube to QuickTime MOV using a strongly-recommended youtube to mov converter: Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate. The tutorial below includes two parts:

Note: The tutorial is on the basis of Windows platform, but Mac users also can refer to the same tutorial to convert youtube to mov in Mac running OS X Mountain Lion, Lion etc., for the process on both operating systems is highly similar.

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Part 1: How to download YouTube videos

  • 1)Go to YouTube official site, find a YouTube video you want to download.
  • 2)Click the convert youtube to mov button to pop up a dialog window, where you need to click the "Add URL" button and enter the YouTube video URL to add it to the download list.
  • 3)After downloading, just hit "Downloaded" to find the downloaded YouTube videos.

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Part 2: How to convert YouTube to QuickTime MOV?

1: Import the downloaded YouTube video

Hit the "Finished" tab, right click the downloaded files, and go to the "Open File Location" option to find these files, then directly drag & drop them to this great Video Converter Ultimate's conversion interface.

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Note: If you want to add other files, apart from the above way, you also have two methods to do this:

  • 1)Drag and drop the files you want to import.
  • 2)Click the youtube to mov mac button for files addition to this app.

2: Choose QuickTime MOV H.264 as the output format

Hit the "Output Format" icon, open the format drop-down list, choose MOV in "Format">"Video" category. Then you need to set H.264 as the video codec in the "Settings"  window.

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3: Start YouTube to QuickTime MOV conversion

At this time, the last thing you need do is to hit the "Convert" button to convert YouTube to QuickTime MOV. After the conversion, you'll be surprised to find that the converted MOV is fully supported by Apple products like QuickTime, iTunes, iPhone etc.

Also, you can refer to a video tutorial:

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Apr 29,2016 11:43 am / Posted by Christine Smith to YouTube

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Slavko Desik
Just shared the tips with my friends, it is super helpful for super youtube fans like us. Amazing!
Durant Imboden
The converting speed is super fast on my mountain lion based Mac air. And i am impressed there are so many formats included.
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