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YouTube to MP4 Video Converter and Downloader - Watch YouTube Videos Offline

YouTube provides us with millions of original videos among which there are some interesting ones that deserve to be saved. In this tutorial, an effective and simple YouTube to MP4 converter will be provided to help you save the videos for offline watching.

Updated Jun 21,2018 | by Micky

YouTube, as the largest video uploading and sharing site in the world, gives us millions of original videos for entertainment every day. Some of them are boring while the others really funny and interesting. Sometimes, you may want to save those videos for offline watching.

Since YouTube doesn't provide us with any video download button, it's necessary to turn to some third-party video converter/downloader for help.

Meanwhile, although most YouTube videos are encoded with MP4 H264/MPEG-4 AVC that are compatible with different players and devices after being downloaded, there are still some that are VP9 encoded which have a much better output quality but are less compatible. So, what is the best YouTube to MP4 video converter and downloader to help you change YouTube videos into MP4 – the commonest video format? In the following contents, several practical methods are going to be provided for reference.

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Convert/Download YouTube to MP4 with the Best All-in-one Software

If you are looking for a program which allows you to convert YouTube videos to MP4 right after they're downloaded, IOTransfer should fit the bill best.

For video download, IOTransfer provides you with a much quicker downloading speed compared with its counterparts. Most importantly, lossless video quality can always be guaranteed.

For video conversion, you can convert YouTube videos to various mainstream formats like MP4, AVI, MKV, MP3 and so on with this powerful feature-rich tool.

Tips: IOTransfer also allows you to directly download YouTube videos or transfer converted videos to iPhone.

What is the fastest YouTube to MP4 converter? Have a free download here and give it a shot!

Moreover, if you are an iPhone user, you can directly transfer the YouTube video into your iPhone within 1 click!

Download Any YouTube Videos to MP4 within 3 Steps

Step 1 Preparation before the YouTube MP4 Conversion

Install and launch IOTransfer first. if you want to save the YouTube video in MP4 on your iPhone, connect the device to PC and wait until it’s recognized. If the notification “Trust This Computer” pops up, tap on “Trust” on the phone’s screen.

On the main interface, you can see 4 tablets respectively Photos, Music, Videos and Contacts. Tick them all, and click on "Transfer to PC" to back them all up from your iPhone to PC


Step 2 Download the YouTube Video to Your PC

Click on “VIDEOS” at the top of the interface, copy and paste the link to your desired YouTube video onto the blank filed beside “URL:”, preset a download path in “Download Location” and then click on “Download” to get started.


Step 3 YouTube Converter MP4 - Change the Downloaded Video to MP4

After the video download gets finished, click on “Converter” in the list on the left. Then, click on “+Add Files” and select the downloaded YouTube video from the folder you previously set. Choose MP4 in the dropdown list of “Output Format:”, preset an output folder for the converted video, and lastly tick off the tiny box before “Automatically transfer the converted video into your iOS device”.

Click on “Convert Now” to get started.

Tips: Over 20 video & audio formats are supported for conversion.


YouTube MP4 Conversion with An Online Converter

Besides a YouTube to MP4 converter of the desktop version, there are still many online YouTube downloader MP4 programs you can find on Google. ClicpConverter is the best example.

1.       Go to ClipConverter, paste the video link onto the given field and click on “Continue” to launch the URL analysis.


2.       When the URL analysis is accomplished, you will be prompted to choose the video’s resolution and frame rate. 1080P 60FPS performs best although it generates a larger size.


3.       Preset MP4 as the video’s output format and click on “Start”. Then, follow the onscreen guide and the YouTube video will be immediately downloaded in MP4.

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ClicpConverter is an efficient and simple online YouTube downloader. However, there are still some defects or errors you may encounter when using it.

1.       Sometimes, ClipConverter doesn’t recognize the YouTube video’s link you offer and a warning “Unable to get video info from YouTube” pops up when video analysis is going on.

2.       The high-quality video download can take much time.

3.       The downloaded video somehow gets targeted as malware and stopped by the firewall on your PC.

In the following, it’s the comparison between ClipConverter Online Video Downloader and IOTransfer. Hopefully, you can have a better understanding of their pros and cons and decide which one to choose by referring to the chart.



Fast speed

Free YouTube video download

Preset resolution

Preset frame rate

Many formats to choose

Download videos to iPhone

Customer service

Bottom Line

What’s your opinion about what is the best YouTube to MP4 video converter and downloader? Free download the recommended tool above and have a try!

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