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Tutorial - How to Convert YouTube Videos?

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YouTube.com is the most popular video hosting resource and the third most popular website in the world. The success of this project owes to its convenience but the latter is limited when trying to download and save a video from YouTube. Not every video can be saved using common methods. All Free YouTube Converter presents the fastest way to download videos from YouTube and convert them for easier playback on any devices.

Step 1. Download and run YouTube Converter

Click here to download Free YouTube 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 (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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