How to Convert YouTube Video to MP4

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Converting from YouTube video to MP4 is no different from downloading a YouTube video. This is because most YouTube video downloaders has MP4 as the preferred, and sometimes, the only option as the format of the output file for a YouTube video download. However, by the name itself, it is easy to deduce that since converters convert file formats, there will be many more options in the list of file types or formats that it provides.

Since MP4 is simply a format for an offline version of a video file, converting a YouTube video to an MP4 video means creating and saving an offline version of the video from its online one. MP4 is the most popular video file type, so it is but obvious that most YouTube converters will have MP4 as their top priority. Most often, we will find that YouTube downloaders and converters are punched into the same website or software.

Anyone can convert a YouTube video to an MP4 video within a few seconds using any of the free and popular video downloaders and converters either available as online sites or as software to be downloaded and installed on your device. Besides MP4, most video converters will also provide other video file format options like M4V, FLV, AVI, MPG, WMV, etc. But here, we will only talk about the steps to be followed to convert a YouTube video easily to an MP4 file.

First let us look at how to accomplish this using an online video converter.

  1. Open YouTube and navigate to the desired video.

  2. Copy the URL of the video by clicking on “Share” at the bottom right and clicking on “Copy link” in mobiles or “Copy” next to the URL in the pop-up pane that appears.

  3. Now open a New Tab in your browser and open the online converter.

  4. Paste the link in the search bar.

  5. The converter will show the various formats you can convert to, along with file quality. Choose MP4 and also the video quality you want.

  6. Click on “Convert”. Once the file has been converted, click on “Download”.

We will now learn how to do the same in downloaded converter software.

  1. Open YouTube and copy the link to the video in the same manner as above.

  2. Go to your desktop (or wherever the application launch icon is) and open it.

  3. A reputed converter should have the ability to detect the copied link by itself and show the file format and quality options. If not, paste the link manually in the search bar and click on “Search”.

  4. A preview of the video should appear, followed by the list of file formats and resolutions. Choose MP4 as the format and the desired quality of the video.

  5. Click on “Convert”. Once the file is converted, download it by clicking on the respective button.

Some fast and reliable YouTube converters are Online Video Converter, Y2mate, Youtubemp4, FLVTO, and YoutubeToMP3.Guru. All these converters are absolutely free of cost, without compromising at all in the quality of the output MP4 video.

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Created on Sep 25th 2019 06:56. Viewed 368 times.


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