YouTube is an online video sharing platform that has been in existence for more than a decade. Internet users, both old and young, have found YouTube a perfect platform for watching and streaming online video. This is because watching YouTube videos is mostly free except for some videos. Apart from being free, a whole lot of interesting videos with nice content can be found on YouTube. YouTube videos have also connected a lot of internet users. It is also an excellent platform for learning history because of the abundance of historical videos you will find on the platform.
A lot of memorable football matches, movies, events, and sports-related videos that happened in the seventies, eighties, nineties, and even in the early 2000s are still on YouTube. Internet users can view them at any time. As an internet user, the advice we will give to you is to have a reliable and efficient internet connection when you want to watch a YouTube video because that is the only thing that can stop you from enjoying your YouTube videos. But asides watching YouTube videos with your smartphone, laptop, or other enabled devices, you should also know that these videos can be downloaded straight to your devices in most cases without paying a dime.
The only problem you might have is that YouTube videos cannot be downloaded directly on YouTube, except you are a premium subscriber. A premium subscriber is expected to pay up to 12 dollars every month. The interesting thing to know is that a lot of platforms have sprung up to solve the issue of downloading YouTube videos. These platforms are in abundance, and in all sincerity, you can download your YouTube videos on these platforms easily and at high speed without paying a dime.
One problem also you might be faced with when you want to download a video on YouTube is the problem of format. There are a lot of formats available for internet users to convert and download their videos too, but the major thing this article wants to achieve is to tell you the best format you will convert and download your YouTube video to. When you convert and download your YouTube video to the right format, you will be happy when you are eventually watching it because the quality will be superb. The formats available for internet users for converting and downloading their YouTube videos are MP3, MP4, WEBM, FLV, AAC, and a whole lot of others. But out of all these formats, the MP4 format is the best format to choose when you want to convert and download YouTube videos on any platform.
The MP4 format has everything it takes to give your video the required quality you crave for. In terms of compatibility, no file format is as compatible as MP4. It works perfectly on Android, Linux, Mac, OS, and a whole lot of others. Also, it can be played on all smartphones and laptops brands in the world today. Also, MP4 videos do not consume a lot of space on your smartphone or laptop’s memory like other formats.
The next question we will seek to answer is how to convert and download YouTube videos to MP4 format straight to your laptop or smartphone. This is an easy task that cannot take more than a minute if you choose the right platform. If you follow this article carefully, there is no way you would not be able to convert YouTube to MP4 because every step you need to take will be thoroughly explained.
When you want to convert YouTube videos to MP4 format so that you can download it successfully to your smartphone or laptop, the first thing you need to do is to visit the YouTube website or open the application if you already have it installed on your smartphone or laptop.
At the top of the YouTube page, you will find the Search box, type the name or title of the video you are looking for. If it is a music video, you can type the name of the musician if you do not know the title of the song. If it is a movie, you can type the name of the lead actor or actress or the producer’s name if you do not know the title of the movie. Also, if it is a video of a football match or any sporting event you are looking for, type the name of the teams in the Search box. If it is a music video you are looking for, as soon as you type the name of the artist, all of his videos will pop-up, and from there, you can choose the one you are looking for. Same for movies and football matches too, once you type the name, all events involving the two teams you have typed will pop-up, giving you the option to choose the exact one you are looking for.
As soon as you are able to locate the video you are looking for, what you have to do is to copy the URL link of the video, and you do not have any business with YouTube again. Now you have to look for a good platform that converts YouTube videos to MP4. Once you are able to get a good platform, open the website, and proceed with your downloading. On the first page of the platform you have chosen, you will find a text box where video links are expected to be pasted. Paste the YouTube video link you copied from YouTube there. The next step is to select your preferred format. In this case, you should pick MP4 format as your preferred format because of the reasons we have stated in this article. The last step is to click on ‘Convert.’ Your YouTube video will be converted depending on the speed of the converter that you chose. Lastly, you should click on the ‘Download’ button to have your video saved to your device.