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Best YouTube Converter for Mac: Download & Convert YouTube Video on Mac

For the first time ever more people visited YouTube.com than Google.com in Dec 2015. Statistically, the total number of YouTubers reaches up to 1,300,000,000; 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube per minute; and almost 5 billion videos are watched on YouTube every single day. You are freely to watch YouTube videos online. But if you are willing to upload videos to YouTube or download YouTube videos for your specific needs, there are chances you will need a converter to encode and decode videos. Since sources of Windows-based programs are numerous, here we just list the best YouTube converter for Mac users with fast converting speed and high quality.

Download/Convert YouTube FLV Videos on Mac - 100% Safe

MacX Video Converter Pro allows you to convert YouTube (FLV/WebM/3GP) videos to MP4, MOV, AVI, MKV, MP3 etc, with YouTube download feature.
* Fast download videos from YouTube, Facebook and 1000+ online sites.
* Convert downloaded YouTube videos to 180 video and 14 audio formats.
* Directly download YouTube to iPhone/iPad/Android playable formats/resolutions.
* Compress HD recordings/4k to YouTube supported small-sized MP4, FLV, 3GP.

Why We Need a YouTube Converter for Mac?

There are many occasions you may want to convert YouTube videos to save them on your Mac.

What the Best YouTube Video Converter Should Be?

It's quite tough to pick up an ideal converter to transcode YouTube videos for green hands. And even different people have different definition for the best YouTube converter Mac. So here we just list some essential elements an excellent HD YouTube video converter should have.

Well, if the YouTube video converter meets all the requirements above, you can convert YouTube videos on Mac or Windows without any hassle. And it will be more competitive, if it can also download YouTube videos offline or has some editing features.

Trustworthy YouTube Video Converter for Mac OS X (10.7-10.12)

At the mention of the best YouTube converter Mac requirement, MacX Video Converter Pro is proven to be the most suitable for the YouTube video transcoding needs. It owns all the conditions of being the best YouTube converter for Mac, with an easy-to-use interface, simple operating, blazing fast converting speed, utmost original quality reserved according to users feedbacks.

In addition, this Mac video converter also enables you to free download videos from YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, Dailymotion, and 1000+ sites. Meanwhile, if you are plan to upload videos to YouTube or other online sites, you can do some editings such as compress 1080P video to 720P HD, trim/crop videos for smaller size, add subtitles/watermarks etc. to fit the uploading standard of each video site.

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How to Download and Convert YouTube Videos to MP4 MOV AVI MKV etc

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Step 1: Install and Run MacX Video Converter Pro.
For both Mac and Windows users, the initial step before converting YouTube videos is to free download the best YouTube converter Mac or Windows version, and launch it on the corresponding operating system desktop.

Step 2: Download YouTube Videos from Online.

  • Browse YouTube.com and find the target YouTube video, then copy the video URL.
  • Go back to the program and click "YouTube" > "Add Link" > "paste & analyze" to detect the YouTube video details.
  • Choose the video format, resolution, size for your desired video from the automatically popped up windows.
  • Hit "Download Now" icon to start to download YouTube videos HD.
HD YouTube video converter

Step 3: Convert YouTube Video to Any Formats.

  • When downloading finished, you can import the downloaded video to this program to MP4, MOV, AVI etc. by clicking "Add Video" button or simply drag and drop.
  • Choose the video format you wanna convert the YouTube video to. There are over 180 video formats and 14 popular audio formats are available for your choice on Mac OS X (macOS Sierra included). It also has the readymade profiles for converting videos to YouTube format, resolution, file size, codec, etc for effortless uploading.
  • Press "RUN" icon to convert YouTube videos on Mac with the powerful 2-in-1 YouTube downloader and converter.

Finally, if you would like to watch your downloaded YouTube videos on iPhone iPad Android devices, you can choose the specific mobile device as the output formats when converting. And then here is another 5-star program - MacX MediaTrans recommended to transfer videos from Mac to iPhone iPad. Actually, even if your video is incompatible with iPhone iPad, the iOS transfer tool would convert it automatically to iPhone video format during the transferring process.

Notice: This YouTube converter doesn't advocate any reproduce, distribute, transmit, broadcast or sell any content for any other purposes without prior written permission of YouTube or the respective licensors of the content. Please refer to YouTube terms of service before doing so.

Author: Bertha Miller | Updated on Dec 5, 2018

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