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How to Convert Videos from YouTube to MP4

Last updated on January 23, 2019 by Mary

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How to Convert Videos from YouTube to MP4

YouTube is by far the most visited website as of Dec 2018 according to Alexa Ranking. That is because of its large community and platform. These days, majority of people watch videos, movies or listen to music during their free time. Undeniably YouTube might the first site that they may think about. Most especially downloading videos is easy. Many people get videos here convert them to match their phone format requirement. The most commonly used is MP4. That is why many YouTube to MP4 converter are being developed just like some of the tools listed below.

Video Keeper

Video Keeper is known to be one of the best popular when it comes to downloading videos online. Yet, do you also know that know it is also a reliable converter? This tool can convert videos from various formats like MP4, MP3, AVI, WEBM, FLV, WMV and a lot more. Furthermore, it has the ability to match your device video format no matter what platform you are using. In addition, the tool is very easy to use since the interface is very simple and has no complicated procedures. So, if you want to try it you can directly download the tool by clicking the shortcut buttons below.

Try It Free

After downloading the app install it on your PC by following the setup guide. Once the download is done, launch the app and activate it by registering an active email address. You can still use it even without registering. However, it is recommended to register to fully maximize it.

Step1 Download Video Manually

The first thing that you have to do is download the video. You can do it in two ways. The manual download is manually copying and pasting the link of the target video. All you have to do is go to YouTube, play the video and copy the link from the address bar. Then go to Video Keeper, under the download tab click on “Paste URL” button to add the video to the download queue.

manual download

Step2 Download Video using the automatic detector

The other way is by using the automatic detector. All you need is to go to “Detect” and use the built-in browser to directly visit YouTube. From there choose the video you want to download. Just click the “Download button” at the bottom right side of the video. To check the downloaded video, switch tabs from “Detect” back to “Download” the look for “Completed”.

download using auto detector

Step3 Convert the Video

Since the initial concern is to convert files into MP4 we will convert the file. Now let us continue where we left off. From “Completed”, look for the file to be converted. Once decided which one, hover your computer mouse to the file name, right-click and choose “Add to”. Then choose “Convert”. You can also directly go to “Convert” tab to start the process. With that, you have to add the file manually by clicking “Add file” or drag and drop it to the interface.

convert path

Once the file is added, click on “Profile then “Video” since we are converting the file into MP4. Afterward, click MP4 as the format and choose the quality of the video you preferred. Finally, click the “Convert” button. Just wait until the process is finished. By then you will see a notification window that contains the shortcut path where you can directly view the converted file.

convert the video

Online Video Downloader

If you want a free converter and a downloader at the same time, you can try using an online tool like AceThinker free online video downloader. The ability of the tool to fetch videos and provide download links in different format make it more look like a converter. All you need is the link of the video that you want to download and paste it into the tool. Then you will have the file straight right on your computer. The good thing there is it is for free. You do not need to pay for anything. You just need a working internet and a supported browser. Are you curious about how it works? We have written a guide which you can follow below.

Step1 Copy and paste the video link

First, you have to do go to YouTube and search for the video you want to convert or download. Then go to the address bar of the browser and copy the URL.
copy the link

Step2 Paste the video link

We have incorporated a shortcut download bar below. Paste the link into the “Link field”. Then click the download button to initiate the process. Originally you have to visit the official site Online Video Downloader see this download bar below. We thought of giving easy access to it thinking about your convenience.

Step3 Download the video

Once the video is detected, another window will pop on the screen giving you the video download links in different formats. Choose the MP4 format. To get the video saved on your PC, hover your mouse and point it to the blue download button beside the format chosen. Finally, right-click and wait until the video is finished.

download the video

YouTubetoMP4

YoutubetoMP4 is an online tool specially developed to get videos from YouTube. This tool is purely a converter. You do not need to download the app. As long as you have a browser supported by the tool and sufficient internet speed and connection, you are good to go. Yes, this tool is a good alternative. However, just like any other downloader out there, we cannot deny the fact that there is a certain limitation in terms of usage. The tool can only convert videos that contain not more than 30 minutes of duration. More than that it will not generate any download links. Also, you need to be aware of the on click ads. You will encounter more of that on the site. For the meantime here is a guide to make use of the tool.

Step1 Copy the link of the video

Go to Youtube and look for the video you wish to convert. Next copy the video link from the address bar.

copy the link

Step2 Paste the video link

Now visit the YouTubetoMP4 official website and locate the URL field to paste the link.

paste the link

Step3 Generate Download links

Click download to generate download links. If there are no results after clicking the button, that means the length of the video is not supported

generate links

Step4 Download the Video

Afterward, look for the MP4 format. Finally, click the download button beside to save it on your PC.

download the video

Online video converter

Online video converter is free that has 3 tools to offer namely online video downloader, a video converter and the video screen recorder. They are all free to use. You do not need to download any of the tool or pay for the service. It is guaranteed free. It is one reliable tool that uses video link to fetch the video. To familiarize you on how to use it follow the steps below.

Step1 Visit the official site

First, copy the link of the target video and visit the Online video converter official site . Then choose “Convert a video link”.

start convert

Step2 Paste the link

The window will be changed then where you can paste the video link copied. Paste it to the “URL field” then choose a format. Choose MP4 and click “Start”. Wait until the video is recognized.

paste link

Step3 Download the file

The webpage will then be changed and you will be given a download button so you can fetch the video. Click it and wait until the video is saved on your PC.

download the video

YooDownload

Last on the list is you download. This tool has a similar concept to Acethinker Online Video Downloader. This is a video online downloader that works like a converter. Similarly, it provides download links including audio format. What is good about this tool is that it does not have annoying on click ads compared to others. If you are familiar with the download process Acethinker Online Video Downloader this will be just easy for you then. However, if you still want to read detailed info about it, then check the guide below.

Step1 Visit the official site

First, copy the link of the target video and visit the official site of YooDownload.

official site

Step2 Paste the video link

Next, paste the link into the URL field and click “Download”.

paste the link

Step3 Download the video

Wait until the video is recognized until it will show you a list of video download links. Format of each video links is also displayed. Just choose one format then beside it there is a download button. Click it to save the video on your PC.

paste the video

Conclusion

Almost all YouTube converter mentioned above are all helpful. Aside from the fact that they are all easy to use and accessible, they are for free. Of course if there free, there are certain limitations can be seen on each tool. It is something that we cannot avoid. However in any case you are looking for that can do more for you, Video Keeper is useful.

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January 19, 2019

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Last updated on January 23, 2019

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