Monday, May 17, 2010

How to transfer YouTube videos to iTunes library?

YouTube is a video-sharing website on which users can upload, share, and view videos. It is one of the most popular websites that offer streaming videos. If you want to import YouTube videos into iTunes library for sync with iPad, iPod, iPhone, this tutorial may help you. It is composed of the following two parts:

Part 1. How to download videos from YouTube

In order to download YouTube videos, you need a third party program to help you. I'd suggest using Clone2Go Video Converter Free. Let's take a look at how it performs:

Download Video Converter Free and install it. Launch the program.

Convert YouTube Video to iTunes

Visit and open the YouTube videos you are going to download. Copy the URL of each video. You can get the URL of the video from the address bar of your browser.

Click the "YouTube" button in the main interface of Video Converter Free. In the pop up dialog of "Import Video from Internet", paste the URL of the YouTube video you copied just now.

Convert YouTube Video to iTunes

There will be a list of the added YouTube videos.

Convert YouTube Video to iTunes

Double click the YouTube videos one by one to get the downloading process started. The downloading status is clearly shown on the list. After the status of all of them indicates "Completed", you can get the downloaded videos (in mp4, flv or 3gp format) by clicking the "Folder" button in the interface of the program.

Part 2. How to convert YouTube video to iTunes format

If you want to import the downloaded YouTube videos to iTunes library for sync with iPad, iPod, iPhone, you can upgrade to Video Converter Professional to convert the downloaded flv, mp4 or 3gp videos to iTunes format. Then you can feel free to watch the YouTube videos on your iPod, iPad, iPhone.

After importing the output videos to Video Converter Professional, choose the profile that best fits your needs. For example, if you want to convert YouTube video to iTunes for viewing on your iPad, you can choose "iPod/iPad" category from the "Profile" menu and take "iPad MPEG4 Video" as the output format.

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