Free download and convert youtube to ipod for mac
Tutorial: How to Copy Files Off YouTube and Convert them for your Video iPod, Apple TV, iTunes or iPhone for Mac (Snow Leopard, Mac OS Lion included)

Step1) Find a good clip on YouTube.com

Tens of thousands of video are submitted to YouTube everyday. Chances are you will find something good on the site. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV-lhDkVpxw&feature=rec-HM-rn

Wait for the video file to completely load. Depending on the length of the clip, it make take several minutes to download. Once the clip is cached on your computer, you are ready to find it and convert it.

Let the clip COMPLETELY load in your browser

Wait for the video file to completely load! I'm serious. Wait for the video file to completely load! One more time? Wait for the video file to completely load! But they way, you should let the video completely load.

Once the clip is completely cached on your computer, you are ready to find and convert it. You should be able to watch the entire clip in your web browser. You may think that you are watching the file directly off YouTube's server, but you are not. The video file is actually temporarily saved somewhere on your computer. Let's find it!


Step2) Download the Youtube video FLV file on Mac OS X

Method 1: Firefox users (Mac or PC users) can use several different plug-ins like DownloadHelper to automatically download YouTube video files. However, each time YouTube updates their code, these plug-ins and scripts usually need to be updated. YouTube doesn't like these Firefox plug-ins and actively tries to disable them. If you can't get a Firefox plug-in to work, or don't use Firefox (Internet Explorer sucks!), there are manual download methods (aka The Hard Way) for Internet Explorer, Safari and even Firefox below.

Method 2:

Click here to download Free YouTube Downloader for Mac and follow the steps below to download and convert YouTube videos:

Part 1: Launch Program
Open Wondershare YouTube Downloader for Mac.

If this is the first time that you launch the program, you will see a pop-up window asking you to input the password of your Mac login account. This is very important for the program’s Sniffer function. You follow the steps specified on the pop-up window below:


Part2 :Download YouTube Videos
Go to YouTube website and open the pages of the videos you want to download. The program will detect the URL and automatically start downloading a video when it starts to play. From the source list, you can find the status of each file. See the figure below:

If you want to find the downloaded files, you can click the Open button to go to the directory where the downloaded files are saved.



Part3: Convert YouTube Videos
If you want to convert any of the completed files, you can select them and click the Convert button. Then you will see the window below:

Select the output format from the “Format Preset” drop-down list for the selected files, You just need to choose “iPod Video MPEG-4” as output, click the Browse button to specify a location to save the converted files, and click OK to start conversion.

output formats

The conversion status of each file can be found under the “Conversion” tab, see the figure below:

If you want to find the converted files, you can click the Open button to go to the directory where the downloaded files are saved.

After the conversion, you can just put the converted files to your iPod, iPhone, PSP, Apple TV or PS3 etc. and enjoy your favorite YouTube videos on the move.

With it, You also can download and convert YouTube videos to iPod Video, iPod Touch, iPod Nano, iPhone, Zune, PSP, etc. Picking a video conversion for mac application As you downloaded videos from youtube with firefox is flv file on your computer, u just need to get a FLV Converter for mac to convert flv to mp4 for your ipod itunes, Follow this step by step guide

about how to convert youtube video flv to ipod for mac,

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When you want to watch to the video file you converted on your ipod, just import it into iTunes. I hope you found this article useful.