Millions of people go to YouTube every day to watch any number of their educational or entertaining videos, movies and music videos as well. It is possible to enjoy them online, but if you want to save some of the videos to watch later, you may have some confusion if you are a Mac user who organizes media with iTunes. The goal seems simple. You want to be able to play your favorite YouTube videos on your iPhone, iPod and iPad can't figure out how to do it. This article can help. We will highlight the two simplest ways to download YouTube videos and convert them to iTunes format for the Mac OS X.
If you want to grab YouTube videos and organize them using your iTunes account, the Video Downloader Mac program can make the process easier. It will help you identify and download YouTube videos that are available and will also lead you through the conversion process to turn them into MOV, MP4 or M4V file types, which are all supported by iTunes. The user interface is highly intuitive with presets buttons for iPhones, iPods and iPads so you can convert to the right format immediately.
Open up the program, launch your preferred web browser such as Safari and navigate to YouTube. On any page that has video, a small "Download" button will appear. You can find it at the upper left-hand corner of the actual video screen. All you have to do is click this and the process will begin.
After the video is downloaded from YouTube, navigate to the "Downloaded" button in the program to view a list of the clips you captured. All of these will be in FLV format. If you want to get them to your iTunes account, you need to click on the "Convert" button and choose one of the formats that iTunes supports. These include MP3, MP4, WAV, AAC, AIFF and MPEG-4. The final step is to click on the "Export the Output Video/Audio to iTunes" button and let the conversion begin.
If you are primarily interested in the audio file alone, you can easily transfer that to iTunes-compatible MP3 format by first clicking the "Convert" button as usual, but then navigating to the "Audio" section of the program. Simply select MP3, check the same "Export to iTunes" selection as listed above and then click "OK" to begin the process. All the audio and video clips you love the best can now be converted and stored under your iTunes account. This program has a trial offer so you can check it out and see if it suits your needs.
Another handy solution is to facilitate an online video grabber tool. It's readily to use from below that you could get the video you like without leaving this page.
To start using this tool, just open a new tab on your browser, go to stream a video on YouTube, copy its link and resume to this page. By pasting the URL to above field and clicking "Download", you can commerce the download process. This app will pop up a few media selections for saving the video. You may choose one that suits your need, right-click on the smaller download icon along with it, and then select "Save video as". You could leave the rest work to the app and get video file in desired format shortly.