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How to Download & convert YouTube to iPad on Mac

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by pavell, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. pavell

    pavell Flightless Bird

    YouTube.com(link1) is a great resource. YouTube allows users to freely
    upload, view, and even share video clips on your blog or web site. Now
    the new iPad is a much better device to videos on than any previous
    version of the iPod and iPhone, there are many people curious about how
    to get their YouTube video files into a format that the iPad can play.
    Thankfully, there are a slew of sites and software packages that will
    allow you to convert just about any video format to the H.264 mp4 format
    that iPad requires.

    Here are the best solutions for converting YouTube video to iPad online
    as well as off. Some will convert video you have on your local Mac
    computer while others will only convert videos that you find online. In
    any case, you will wind up with a video file in the correct format for
    your iPad or other mobile device.

    Online sites to easily download and convert YouTube for iPad

    CatchYouTube(link2) is a free service that converts online videos to
    several formats including the MP4 format that you need for Apple
    devices. Simply paste the video URL from sites like YouTube, Google
    video, MetaCafe, etc. and select the .mp4 output format.

    While the service is extremely simple to use, it must be mentioned that
    it can take an eternity sometimes for this service to convert even the
    smallest video. Sometimes it just times out or fails without any
    explanations. Still, most of the time it will do the trick if you want
    to do a quick conversion or two. For more than a handful, you'll be
    better off with another solution that handles batch processing.

    VideoDownloader(link3) is similar to CacthYouTube except it doesn't
    provide you with any output options. What you see is what you get when
    you download the video from the services they support: YouTube, Google,
    BlipTV, DailyMotion and a few others. So, if you can't download the
    video .mp4 format, you'll have to convert it with another separate
    utility which isn't a big deal or expense.

    Movavi Online Convert(link4) is another online video converter that
    provides the unique ability to download and convert up to five different
    online videos as one video. You can add all of the URLs and the service
    will send you an email with a link to download when it's done. It could
    take a long time, so it's not good if you're in a hurry.

    Software to batch download and convert YouTube for iPad

    There are a few software that focus on downloading and converting
    YouTube videos on Mac. For example, there’s the iFunia YouTube Converter
    for Mac(link5) that downloads YouTube videos and converts them to the
    appropriate iPad MPeg-4 H.264 format for you. The program also features
    a handy batch mode which allows you to download several YouTube videos
    at one time, making this process more efficient. Here are the easy steps
    for Mac users how to use the product.

    Step 1. Launch and add YouTube URL to iFunia YouTube Downloader for Mac

    Download iFunia YouTube Downloader for Mac(link6) and open the tool.
    Click "Add URL" button to add YouTube URL. There are the field for a
    Video URL, the field for an output path. Simply copy-n-paste a YouTube
    or Google URL to the Video URL field. The URL looks like:
    http://www.YouTube.com/watch?v=uTJAsZP2iLk. And then specify a directory
    on your computer to save the output FLV files. Note that you can only
    add one video URL at one time. But you're able to add multiple videos
    for download by repeating this step.

    Step 2. Download YouTube videos

    After the URLs have been added, click "Download" button and start your
    magic YouTube downloading now. The download timing depends on your
    internet boardband.

    Step 3. Convert YouTube to iPad-ready format

    After the download are complete, you can now convert them to the formats
    compatible with iPad. Choose the output format for your iPad from the
    “Profile” drop-down menu list and click "Convert" button. There are also
    vavious output settings like bitrate, channel, framerate, resolution,
    etc. Personally, I prefer to stick with the default profile because the
    good video and audio quality given by the program. You just have to pick
    and choose which profile you want to keep on your iPad. Play around and
    see which results you like best.

    How to Copy YouTube Videos to iPad via iTunes

    After converting all your YouTube FLV videos to the appropriate video
    format for your iPad, you'll need to store them on your computer in the
    right place so that iTunes can do its job and copy the videos to your
    device. The best thing to do is create a new folder on your system
    called, for example, iPad Videos, and copy the newly converted videos to
    that folder. You can also get into the habit of converting new videos
    straight to that folder to save steps and time later on.

    Once you have your videos in one place, simply launch iTunes, click on
    the Movies icon and click the File menu. Select Add Folder to Library,
    then select the new iPad Videos folder that you created. iTunes will
    then suck in all of the videos that it finds in that folder.

    Click on your iPad under DEVICES and select the Video Tab. Then Enable
    the Sync Movies option, and select all of the videos that you want to
    copy to your iPad. You can pick and choose which ones you want at any

    The next time you sync, all of the videos you selected will be copied to
    your iPad. You can view them by launching the iPod app on your iPad and
    selecting the video option.


    This was just a sampling of the many cool tools out there that can help
    you download and convert YouTube FLV videos into a format that you can
    use on your iPad. In most cases, you can do so for free. However, some
    of the premium packages and services appear to be well worth their
    nominal fees when you consider everything they provide. In any case, you
    can enjoy any of your favorite YouTube videos on the new iPad.


  2. Gordon

    Gordon Flightless Bird

    "pavell" <pavell.6046aa0@officefrustration.com> wrote in message
    > Here are the best solutions for converting YouTube video to iPad online
    > as well as off.

    And your Microsoft OFFICE question is?

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