Free YouTube Converter - Best Ways to Convert YouTube Video to MP4

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YouTube is an online video resource, online being a key here. Of course Google wants you to watch YouTube videos online along with advertisements. But there are sometimes reasons for doing exactly the opposite - watching a video off YouTube. For example you may want to be able to watch favorite video during a flight, or if you just want to save not to be worried about it being gone from the Internet. Whatever the reason is, you'll need to do some research before you find your very best converter for YouTube to MP4. We did some digging for you and listed great ways to convert from YouTube to MP4.

Airy Video to MP4 Converter

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Requirements: Windows 10 v.14393.0 or higher. 13.74MB free space. Version 2.1.191. (7th Mar, 2017). 4.7 Rank based on 780+ users

Platforms: Windows, Mac

A wonderful little software bent on delivering the best experience to those who seek to convert YouTube to MP4. You get two first downloads for free so you can get acquainted with the app. Downloading MP4 files from YouTube with this YouTube video converter MP4 app is easy: copy and then paste a link to YouTube video into Airy, choose the quality and format for your video and click the "Download" button. In case you'll need an MP3 file instead of an MP4 one day, just choose that format from the list!

Airy can fetch entire YouTube channels and playlists in a couple of clicks. A really convenient option is pausing and resuming downloads no matter whether they were stopped intentionally or due to interrupted Internet connection. If needed you can integrate Airy with a web browser and get alerts when a download is complete.


Freemake MP4 Converter

Platforms: Windows, Android

Creators of this app say it can download and convert to MP4 from YouTube extremely fast, which in theory should make fetching high-resolution videos easy. Freemake supports various other formats, but cannot download videos that are longer than three minutes.

This app is a freeware, as the name suggests, so ads and unwanted installations are to be expected. Make sure to read everything thoroughly when installing this solution.


4K Video Converter

Platforms: Windows, Mac

A reliable YouTube in MP4 converter with consistent updates that supports downloading in the highest possible quality. 4K Downloader's free version has some limitations: you can only save playlists with up to 24 videos, and you can't download playlists with subtitles. Also in free version you can't subscribe to and download the YouTube channels. Upgrade to a paid version to get rid of these limitations.

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KeepVid MP4 YouTube Converter

Platforms: Windows, Android, Mac

Even though this is not an app but an online service, it does a good job as an MP4 YouTube converter. Getting it to work is easy: simply paste a link to a YouTube video in the box and use the Download button right next to it to get it! To be able to save 4K videos or MP3 files you'll need to buy KeepVid Pro. KeepVid website requires Java to operate on your computer.

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aTube Catcher Converter

Platforms: Windows, Mac

aTube Catcher allows its user to watch high-quality videos on their mobile phone screens as well as on high-resolution monitors thanks to its conversion features.There is also a screen recorder to capture videos that are currently playing and a disc burning option.

If you decide to get this app, pay attention during installation not to authorize an unwanted toolbar.


TubeMate MP4 Converter

Platforms: Windows, Android, iOS

TubeMate can download YouTube videos directly to your mobile phone allowing you to have your favorites on your device's SD card. To get the videos you like just look for them in the search bar of the app and click the green arrow at the bottom part of the screen. There you can choose the quality for downloaded file as well as the resolution. The downloaded content is automatically saved to your SD card, but you can move it around afterwards.


YTD Video Converter

Platforms: Windows, Android, Mac

YTD Video Downloader is another great YouTube converter to MP4 and other popular formats. It is not the most straightforward, but definitely a reliable one. Free version will pose some limitations, but the paid edition offers such possibilities as downloading at a faster rate; batch video downloading; no ads.

YTD Video Downloader

iTube Studio Converter

Platforms: Windows, Mac

As a free solution iTube Studio implies a multitude of ads, which can be quite frustrating at times. The strong suit of this utility is the possibility to optimize the downloaded videos for different devices. iTube Studio will not transfer videos to mobile devices over WiFi though.

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Requirements: Windows 10 v.14393.0 or higher , 13.74MB size
Version 2.1.191 (7th Mar, 2017) Release notes