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How to Free Download YouTube to MP4 on Windows Mac iPhone Android

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. But we are keen to do more. We want to save YouTube videos as popular MP4 format. This way we can enjoy YouTube videos offline on our favorite device without having to bear annoying ads, long-time buffering, or even sudden break-off resulting from poor network. Well, how to download YouTube to MP4?

In this article, we'll show you how to download and convert YouTube videos to MP4 on Windows, Mac, iPhone, and Android.

Part 1 How to Free Download and Convert YouTube to MP4 on Windows and Mac

The best program to download and convert YouTube to MP4 on Windows (10)/Mac is WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe. Judging by the product name, it's a video converter. But in fact, it is an all-in-one tool combined with free video downloader, video converter, video editor, and photo slideshow maker.

Features of WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe:

  • Free download videos from YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and other 1000 sites.
  • Support downloading YouTube video to MP4 and YouTube channel videos.
  • Save YouTube videos as high-quality MP4, FLV, WebM, and 3GP.
  • Support downloading 720p/1080p HD/4K/8K YouTube videos and 3D/VR/360 videos.
  • Utilize Hyper-threading technology and Hardware Acceleration to boost speed.

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How to Download YouTube to MP4 Directly

Step 1: Go to YouTube website, search for the video you want to download to high-quality MP4 file, and copy its ULR. YouTube URL and channel URL are also supported.

Step 2: Open WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe and click "YouTube URL" button to access the free YouTube to MP4 converter built into WinX.

Download YouTube to MP4 on Windows

Step 3: Paste and analyze the YouTube URL you just copied. Soon, a list of available output options will appear. Every option comes with detailed information about file format, resolution and file size. Simply choose one MP4 option based on your own needs and hit OK.


  • If you can't find a desired format, for example MP3, you can check Auto convert. This way WinX will give you more video and audio formats to choose.
  • If you have multiple YouTube videos to download, you can repeat the first 3 steps to add all of them for later batch download.

Step 4: After you add video(s) into download list, click "RUN" button to start downloading YouTube video(s) to MP4 on your computer.

Part 2 How to Download and Convert YouTube to MP4 on iPhone

It's easy to find an unblocked YouTube to MP4 converter for desktop, but hard for non-jailbroken iPhone. This is because Apple polices the apps available in its App Store. But don't worry, there's still a way to download YouTube video to MP4 on iPhone.

Step 1. Download and install Documents by Readdle on your iPhone (iOS 12.2 or later is required). This is an iOS file manager with a built-in web browser which can help you download YouTube videos as MP4.

Documents help download YouTube to MP4 on iPhone

Step 2. Open YouTube app, find out the video you want to download, tap Share and then choose Copy link.

Step 3. Open Documents by Readdle and open its built-in browser by tapping on the compass icon in the bottom-right corner. Then, open an unblocked online YouTube to MP4 converter, paste the YouTube video URL you just copied, and tap Download.

Here, we take as an example.

  1. Enter YouTube video link.
  2. Tap Download.
  3. Select an output format and quality option to download YouTube to MP4 online.
Download YouTube to MP4 on iPhone with online tool

Part 3 How to Download and Convert YouTube to MP4 on Android

There is no YouTube to MP4 converter app for Android on the Google Play Store. The workaround is to find a YouTube downloading app via APK files. TubeMate is a great app to choose.

Step 1. Download and install TubeMate on your Android.

Step 2. Launch TubeMate and find the YouTube video you want to download to MP4.

Step 3. Tap on the download button. Then, a list of quality and format options will show up. Just choose one and tap Download.

Download YouTube to MP4 on Android

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.


author - Jack Watt

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Jack Watt is a sought-after editor at Digiarty. He is responsible for digital and multimedia world, delivering definitive video and audio related software reviews, enlightening guides, and incisive analysis. As a fan of Apple, Jack Watt also brings his experience to more readers and focuses on writing of the Apple ecosystem at large.

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