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How to download and convert YouTube videos?


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mediAvatar YouTube Video Converter helps users download videos from YouTube and convert YouTube videos to video files for iPad, iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, PSP, PS3, Xbox360, Zune, Blackberry, etc. Here we would guide you how to download and convert YouTube videos on your computer step by step.

For clarity, this guide is divided into 3 parts as below.

Part 1: Download and convert YouTube videos with the built-in browser
Part 2: Download and convert YouTube videos from IE browser 
Part 3: Convert FLV videos on your computer


Firstly download, install and launch mediAvatar YouTube Video Converter. Before downloading YouTube videos, please ensure you have connected the internet correctly. Here is how this YouTube video converter looks like after launch.

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Part 1: Download and convert YouTube videos with the built-in browser

Step 1: Browse and search YouTube videos

Step 2: Open the video you want and choose the video resolution you want.

Convert YouTube videos on PC

Step 3: Click "Download" button on the toolbar or right click the video itself and choose "Download Video" option from the right-click menu to start a new YouTube video downloading task.

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Repeat the steps to choose as many YouTube videos as you want to download.

Step 4: If you want to change the default output settings, click the product name on the main menu to open the drop-download menu, and choose "Preferences" to open "Settings" page, then click "Task" tab, on which you can change the "Default Settings". If you don't want the application to start downloading YouTube videos instantly after clicking "Download" button, then set the "Start Type" as "Mannually".

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Click "Browse" button to choose a path to save the downloaded YouTube videos.

Click to open the "Format" drop-down list, and choose the default output format you want.

For example, if you own an iPad, then choose an iPad format, the application will automatically download YouTube videos and convert YouTube videos to iPad video in one step.

Step 5: Start downloading and converting

If you set the "Start Type" option as "Auto", then the tasks will be started automatically, otherwise you need to click "Start" or "Start All" button on the toolbar to start the tasks.

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Tip: You can also download YouTube videos from the built-in Browser as below:

1. Click the arrow at the right of the toolbar or select "Tools > Browser..." option from the main menu to open the "YouTube Video Browser" window to browse YouTube videos.

2. Browse videos of different categories: Recent Videos, Most Viewed, Top Rated, Most Responded, Spotlight Videos, Top Favorite, Watch on Mobile, Most Discussed and Rising Videos. Type the keywords into the "Search" textbox to search for videos you're interested in. Hover the pointer on the video thumbnail and click "Play" icon that appears, or select "Play" option from the right-click menu to watch this video online in the YouTube page.

3. Click the down arrow at the left top of the video thumbnail, or drag and drop the video thumbnail into the task list, or right click the video thumbnail and select "Download Video" option from the right-click menu to create a new task.

Part 2: Download and convert YouTube videos from IE browser

Step 1: Browse YouTube Videos in Safari

Open your Safari browser, go to www.youtube.com and browse YouTube videos, and copy the URL of the YouTube video you want.

Step 2: Create a New "Download + Convert" Task

Click "New Download" button on the toolbar, paste the URL into the "URL" textbox in the "New Download" dialog that opens. Generally, the URL you copied will be filled automatically once you open this dialog.

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Tip: You can also directly drag and drop the video URL to the main window or the suspended Drop Zone to create a new task.

Step 3: Select Output Format and folder

Destination: Click "Browse…" button to select a folder for saving the YouTube videos.

Format: Select an output format you want from the "Format" drop-down list. If you just want to save the original YouTube video but not convert, then choose "Same Format as Source (Do not convert)".

Start: "Auto" option is selected by default. If you don't want to start the new task promptly after clicking "OK" button, then set the option as "Manually".

Step 4: Start downloading and converting

Click "OK" button to close the "New Download" dialog, the task will be displayed in the list, then click "Start" button to start this task.

Or you can add as many tasks as you want into the list, then click "Start All" button on the toolbar to start downloading and converting them.

Part 3: Convert FLV videos on your PC

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Step 1: Adjust the output settings

Click "Tools > Settings" option from the main menu to enter "Settings" window, open "Task" tab to adjust the output settings in the "Default Settings" area.

Step 2: Load FLV Files

Click "New Convert" button on the toolbar, then choose FLV files you want in the dialog that opens, then click "Open" button to close the dialog and return to the main window. The files you selected will be loaded into the list of "Converting" tab.

Step 3: Start Converting

If you set the "Start Type" option as "Auto", then the converting tasks will be started automatically, otherwise you need to click "Start" or "Start All" button on the toolbar to start the tasks.

Tip:

If your Internet Service Provider has blocked www.youtube.com, you can bypass the firewall by setting the proxy server as below: 

Click the "mediAvatar YouTube Video Converter > Preferences > Settings > Proxy" tab, choose "Use the following proxy server:" option, then choose the proxy server type, enter the address and port of the proxy server, and if necessary, enter the user name and password, then click "OK" button to return to the main window and retry the downloading.

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