How to Download and Convert YouTube (4K/HD) Videos to MP4

[Latest Updated: Nov. 26, 2018 by May Watt to Convert Video]

Download and Convert YouTube to MP4

Are you troubled with how to download and convert YouTube videos to MP4 for playing favorite videos on iPhone/iPad/Android? Answer will be given here.

Recognized as the biggest and most prevalent online video sharing websites, YouTube collects countless fascinating videos in variety of styles for users to discover, watch and share. At the beginning, nearly all YouTube videos are user-generated uploaded by individuals. Gradually, some media corporation and other organizations create their official channels and bring more great videos to YouTube. Making use of Adobe Flash and HTML 5 video technology, it supports most mainstream video formats, MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, FLV, WebM etc. With the flourish of YouTube, video quality is greatly improved from original 320X240 pixels to HD 1080p, even 4K with resolution of up to 4096X2073 pixels. In this article, guide of how to download and convert YouTub videos to MP4 using a powerful YouTube video downloader and converter will be shown.

Best Program to Download and Convert YouTube to MP4

For enjoying YouTube videos offline on mobiles everywhere without annoyed ads or long-time buffering, even sudden break-off resulting from poor network, you may need to download and convert YouTube video to MP4, the video format with great generality supported by almost all portable devices. Certainly, you can get a YouTube video in format MP4 directly, but you should learn that this general MP4 video for websites probably cannot be played on your smartphones and tablets because of devices' particular specs and different audio & video parameters. Therefore, it is better to make use of a professional YouTube to MP4 downloader and converter which have preset output profiles with the most appropriate parameters for playback videos on mobiles smoothly.

VideoProc is such a perfect tool to help you free download 360pSD, 720p/1080p HD, 4K/8K UHD and 3d/VR/360 videos from YouTube and convert to MP4. Equipped with High Quality Engine, Multi-core utility, Hyper-threading technology and Hardware Acceleration, this all-in-one YouTube to MP4 downloader and converter can output high quality audio/video at a super fast speed. Furthermore, it is completely stand-alone converter without any bundled adware, spyware or virus.

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How to Download YouTube to MP4 Directly

Step 1: Go to YouTube, search for the video you want to download to MP4, and copy its ULR.

Step 2: Open VideoProc and click "Downloader" button and then you will be lead to the window for video downloading.

Step 3: Click "Add Video" button, paste and analyze the link.

Step 4: Soon, there's a list showing all available video and audio formats. Select the video with extension: MP4 and click "Download Selected Videos" button to add it into the download list.

Please note that there are several MP4 videos in the available format list varying from the resolution, frame rate and size. You are free to download HD or high frame rate MP4 video.

Step 5 After the video is added into download list, click "Download Now" button to download YouTube video to MP4.

Download YouTube to MP4

How to Convert YouTube Video to MP4

Sometimes, you may can't find a fully satisfied MP4 video from the format list, for example, the extension of 4K video is webm not mp4. Or, you want to convert the downloaded MP4 video to HEVC for size compression. VideoProc can also give you a hand.

First of all, download your desired YouTube video using VideoProc following the above guide. Then, do like this.

• Back to VideoProc home page and click Video button. and then move to "Music" tab and

• Click "+Video" button to load the downloaded vidteo

• Depending on your needs, select HEVC MP4, H.264 MP4 or MPEG-4 MP4 as output format .

• Click Browse button to set a new destination folder if necessary. At last, press "RUN" to start converting YouTube video to MP4.

Note: Hardware acceleration (Intel, NVIDIA, AMD) will be auto enabled for speeding up YouTube video downloading and conversion.

Convert YouTube to MP4

Disclaimer: Digiarty does not advocate downloading copyrighted content from YouTube for unfair and commercial use. Please refer to "Is it legal to download youtube videos" before doing so.

VideoProc Box

All-sided Video Processor

• Video Transcoder: Transcode videos to HEVC, H.264, AVI, MOV, 3GP, MP3, FLAC etc.
• Video Editor: Cut, merge, crop, rotate, flip videos as well as improve video/audio quality by deshaking, denosiing, correcting fisheye.
• Also plays as a DVD converter, video downloader and screen recorder.

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About the Author

   May Watt@may_w1209

May Watt is a member of Digiarty. She offers a bunch of tips of how to handle multimedia files (DVD, video files, music etc.) and keeps her focus on tech news about Apple, Google, GoPro, DJI and more.

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