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Tutorial - How to Convert YouTube to MPEG?

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Many websites and web browser add-ons exist to download a video from the video-sharing website YouTube and save it to the computer in the FLV (Flash) format. FLV videos can't be played on many mobile devices, which means that you need to convert them to the formats compatible with most devices, like MPEG. All Free YouTube to AVI MPEG Converter will help you download YouTube videos and save them in MPEG format to view them on portable players such as iPods.

Step 1. Download and run YouTube to MPEG Converter

Click here to download Free YouTube to MPEG Converter and install it. Double-click the icon to launch the program.

Step 2. Choose download wizard mode

Choose "Download video from YouTube" mode (If you want to convert local video files, choose "Convert audio/video (previously downloaded) from file").

Choose download wizard mode

Step 3. Paste YouTube video urls & choose download settings

Copy the URLs of available YouTube videos and click "Paste" to paste them to the "Input URLs" section. You can click "Remove" button to delete the selected URL or click "Empty" button to clear all added URLs. The program will auto-check if the URLs are correct and pops up a window if wrong URLs are pasted. You may check the "Prefer YouTube high quality" and the downloader will download the video in default queue. There's a "Config..." button to activate the window in which you can arrange the preferred quality order. Click "Select..." to choose the download folder. Then, click "Download" to start download.

Paste YouTube video urls & choose download settings

Step 4. Start download

After you hit "Download" and the program will detect the URLs you paste to find the real download link. Within few seconds, the name of the video will be displayed and the download is started. You can view the file info, downloading speed, time estimation and a progress bar.

Start download

Step 5. Input video files

When the download is finished, a general summary about the download will be displayed in the window. Click "Open Folder" to directly find the downloaded files. Click the "Convert the downloaded file(s) now!" for continuing conversion and the downloaded YouTube videos will be added to the conversion list.

Input the downloaded YouTube videos

You are allowed to add more videos to the list by "Add Video..." button. You can remove any or all of the imported videos with the "Delete" & "Clear" button and arrange the order of files by "Move Up" or "Move Down" button or by dragging the listed videos.

Add local video files to the conversion list

Step 6. Specify output settings

Click "Select..." to choose an output folder save the output files. Click "Video" tab and specify output format by "To MPEG" (There are three tabs "Video", "Devices" and "Audio", containing various supported formats). Moreover, you can select output quality presets with custom parameters provided for every format in the "Presets" dropdown list. Click "Convert" to start conversion.

Specify output settings

Step 7. Start conversion

After you hit "Convert", some conversion information and a progress bar will be displayed within just few seconds. You can choose to play a sound or shut down the computer when conversion is finished.

Start conversion

When the conversion is finished, you can have a view of the general report about the conversion. Click "Open folder" to directly find the output files.

Find the converted files

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