How to Convert YouTube Videos to MP4 on Mac/Windows (Free Included)

Peter William
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YouTube is a very popular video-sharing site that provides lots of videos for users to view and share. You can download a variety of funny videos there and upload your lovely videos.

But have you ever encountered such a problem? Your media players do not support the format of the YouTube videos you downloaded. You should convert your YouTube videos to mp4 format. There are a lot of YouTube to MP4 Converters on the app market. But which one is the best converter for Mac and Windows? The following I provide three YouTube videos to MP4 converters for you.

Why We Convert YouTube Videos to MP4?

YouTube video is usually in FLV format, which is a preferred file format that is designed for web playback. To playback YouTube video on your Mac and Windows, you can not download it as MP4 file directly, but need to convert it to MP4 format.

Meanwhile, to import YouTube clips to iPad, Apple devices, iMovie, you also need convert YouTube videos to MP4, as MP4 is widely used and compatible with most popular portable devices like iPhone, iPod, Xbox, etc.

Best YouTube to MP4 Converter for Mac

Cisdem Video Converter for Mac is a piece of perfect software to transfer YouTube videos to mp4. It provides the simplest approach and easy-to-use main menu for converting YouTube videos. The one-click convert button makes the converting process easier. It is a good choice for those who wish to watch YouTube videos offline.

Key Features:

  • Download YouTube online videos. (Supports 1000+ video sharing sites)
  • Directly convert YouTube to MP4, MPEG, MOD, WMV, AVI and 200+ other formats.
  • Personalize videos with advanced video editing functions
  • Optimized conversion presets for mobile Phone, tablet, game console, etc.
  • Rip DVDs to videos for easy playback

How to Convert YouTube Videos to MP4 on Mac?

Step 1Free download the best YouTube converter on Mac

Now free download Cisdem Video Converter! Then install and run it.

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You will see its "convert" interface by default, at this moment, you should switch to the "download" interface.

Step 2Find the YouTube video and copy the URL

If you haven't downloaded the YouTube video files to your Mac, just copy the YouTube video URL and paste them the to the bottom download box, and click download icon button.

Incidentally, you can add more than one file at a time.

Step 3Convert YouTube Videos to MP4 on Mac

Drag downloaded YouTube videos to the "Convert" interface. Choose the "General Video" option, select MP4 as output format, and click conversion icon button.

The process can take several minutes. So please be patient and wait for its finished.

How to Convert YouTube Videos to MP4 on Windows?

Airy YouTube to MP4 Converter is a small utility that makes it easy to download YouTube videos to MP4, 3GP, MP3, FLV on Windows. It is straightforward and readily comprehensible for doing the job really well. Airy YouTube to MP4 Converter also develops Mac version, but it is not as good as Windows version, let alone surpass Cisdem Video Converter for Mac.

  1. Run Windows YouTube to MP4 converter. And then copy a YouTube video link that you need convert to MP4.
  2. Paste the copied YouTube link into the address box either via context menu or Ctrl+V key combo.
  3. Select MP4 format from the drop-down format list and click red Download button to get the MP4 YouTube video.

How to Convert YouTube Videos to MP4 Online?

CONVERTO is one of the popular websites to convert YouTube videos. Its main features include user-friendly interface and high-speed online video convert. You can use this tool to convert YouTube videos to MP4 online and capture your lovely YouTube videos.

  1. Open the web page and you can see this interface.
  2. Next you can copy the video URL on YouTube or enter the video title and choose the MP4 format. Then hit Convert button to start the YouTube to MP4 convert. You will see the progress bar.
  3. You might wait several seconds and after the progress done, hit Click here, you can download and share the mp4 format video.

As a matter of fact, convert YouTube to MP4 online has some defects. For instance, the output is not as good as its qualities are and it is not always reliable. Meanwhile, you will always need Internet connection to convert online and there are lots of advertisements or site design problems. If you do have any above-mentioned limitations, just download the best YouTube to MP4 Converter- Cisdem Video Converter for Mac.

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