To get access to your favorite YouTube videos on your computer or mobile devices at any time without the need to rely on internet connection every single time, the only available option would be to download these YouTube videos directly to your devices internal storage, this can be done only by first converting the YouTube video file you want to playable mp3 or mp4 formats.
Since YouTube does not provide the access or means to convert and download video files from their website several online softwares have been created to meet this very need. The best way to get your YouTube videos on your device is to use online youtube to mp4 converters, they are online software that use special programs to access, convert and automatically download the videos of your choice in MP4 or other compatible video or audio formats.
YouTube converters work using the URL of the video you want for download, all that is needed of you is to provide the link of your desired video file in the partition provided in the website and click the convert, download or start button to get the process running. While the specifics may vary from site to site, there are generally only four simple steps you need to follow to get that YouTube video on your device in a playable offline format, anytime, anywhere.
First, open your web browser and visit youtube dot com (obviously), search for the video you want to download, and click on it as you normally would to play it. Secondly, click on the address bar in your web browser then select and copy the entire link to your device clipboard, this is your video URL. Thirdly, go to the YouTube converter site of your choice and paste the copied video link in the URL input space provided on the site. Finally, click on the covert/download/start button that is usually provided right next to the input space to start your video conversion. For sites that provide video conversion to more than one format type (Mp4, Mkv, and Mp3 for example), options will be displayed for the user to select from before conversion can begin. And that’s it! In a matter of seconds, depending on the size of the video you provided for download the conversion process will be complete automatically on-site and your download button will be just one click away, easy as pie!
Now, what are some of the best online YouTube video converters to download your favorite videos in video or audio formats for free? Here are four top-notch recommendations for you!
1. Evano (for Media Conversion and Editing)
Evano is an online media conversion software that provides a very wide range of services to enable quick and efficient media download and editing. The platform is available on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and Ubuntu. The converters provided on this site include a video converter, audio converter, image converter, font converter, and archive converter. It can download and convert videos to various formats (MP4, WAV, FLV, WMA, etc.) and qualities (360p, 720p,1080p, etc.) from YouTube. Some of the features and highlights include its very fast conversion speed, batch download, and conversion of videos and audios, quality retention of the converted videos after the conversion process. Evano can also be used to separate the audio from downloaded videos and YouTube videos convert audio from one format to another, edit downloaded audios to your liking, create archived (compressed) media with password security, create and edit PDF documents as well as conversion and editing of images.
2. Ontiva YouTube Converter
Ontiva is an online YouTube converter that allows the conversion of YouTube videos to virtually any common format (MP3, MP4 converter, .WAV, FLAC, WMV, OGG, ACC, MP2, WMA, FLV, AVI, 3GP, MOV) for download to your media device. It has a YouTube Playlist Downloader and a YouTube Playlist Converter which you can use to download videos from your saved YouTube playlists when you log in to your registered account…an Incredibly convenient feature. Ontiva also has a GIF-converter tool for creating GIFs from those funny/awesome YouTube videos, it gives you unlimited download capability and with cutting-edge technology, it gives you conversion and download at a lightning-fast speed. A cool extra feature you might also be interested in, it lets you edit and trim videos to your liking.
3. Mp3Download.to (for YouTube to Mp3)
This site is used primarily for conversion and download of YouTube Videos to Mp3 (audio) format…and it’s free! The website homepage has a search bar with which you can search for the videos from YouTube you need to convert with absolute ease, with this feature you do not need to open a separate window on your browser to visit the main YouTube site to locate the video you want, mp3download’s search box does that for you! Apart from the mp3 conversion and downloader tool, mp3download. also has tools for conversion to other formats such as WAV and FLAC among others, all you need to do to get your file is select your video using the search bar or video URL, select the output format you want to convert to, start the conversion and download the file! It is fast, free, and easy to use. It can also be used to convert Youtube videos to various offline video formats. Two very cool extra features are the online music streaming function and the mp3 music download feature. Mp3downloader.to can be accessed on any device and web browser.