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How to Free Download and Convert YouTube Video to MP4

Though we have multiple devices to view YouTube videos online whenever or wherever, we still need to save YouTube videos to MP4 or MP3 for enjoying without the internet connection or for personal use. No matter what reasons, a good and free YouTube to MP4 downloader and converter will give you the opportunity to free download and convert YouTube videos to MP4 to watch later on computers, mobile phones, or tablets.

If you want to save the YouTube videos to MP3, you can check out "Download and Convert YouTube Videos to MP3".

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Any Video Converter Free is regarded as one of the best free YouTube downloaders. This desktop application enables not only to download videos from YouTube with the best quality kept but also to convert the YouTube videos to MP4 for playing back on various video players and devices. With this free YouTube to MP4 downloader and converter, you can also edit the video clip such features as clipping, cropping, flipping, merging, special effects as well as adding the subtitles and audio track.

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Part 1: Free Download YouTube Videos to Computer

Step 1: Launch Any Video Converter Free on your computer

Launch Any Video Converter Free after the installation finished.

Step 2: Add URL (s)

Find the videos that you would like to download from YouTube, then copy the link from your browser.

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Click on the "Add URL(s)" button at the top of Any Video Converter Free, then paste the URL to the adding-window.

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Tips: Or one-click to add YouTube video by clicking on the "Setting" button -> "Online Video" -> select "Automatically add URL in the clipboard".

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Step 3: Start downloading

Click on the "Start Download!" button to start downloading YouTube videos (including video, audio and multiple subtitles) to the computer. To store an interminable amount of video, audio, subtitles into one single file, such as FLAC audio format and ASS, SRT subtitle format, Any Video Converter downloads the videos to MKV by default.

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MKV is an open multimedia file encapsulation format. It is a video container to store different encoding videos, audio tracks, and subtitles. It also compresses the high-quality video into smaller files, but usually larger file size than MP4 video, which saves as the encapsulation format of the high definition or Blu-ray video. The MKV video can be played on some mainstream media players like VLC, Windows Media Player, Quick QuickTime Player, and more.

MP4 is the most widely used video format which is supported by most media players, online streaming sites, and all kinds of portable devices. If you want to play the YouTube video on other more media players or mobile phones, tablets, you can use Any Video Converter to convert the downloaded YouTube videos to MP4.

Part 2: Convert YouTube Video to MP4

Step 1: Add the well-downloaded YouTube videos to Any Video Converter. You can click on the "Add Video(s)" button to add the downloaded YouTube videos to Any Video Converter, or drag & drop videos from your local drive.

Step 2: Choose Customized MP4 as the output format. Click on the "Output Profile" and select Customized MP4 as the output format under the "Video File" section. Or you can choose the output formats specific for Android, Apple, TV, PS4, Xbox One, and more.

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Step 3: Edit video or customize the output settings to personalize the video. With the built-in video editor, you can clip, crop, flip, or merge the YouTube videos, and customize the video and audio settings including video resolution, video/audio codec, video/audio bitrate, frame rate, sample rate, and video aspect.

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Step 4: Start converting YouTube videos to MP4. Click on the "Convert Now!" button to start converting YouTube videos to MP4.

With Any Video Converter Free, you can take almost any popular video format, including HEVC, H264, DivX, XviD, MOV, RM, RMVB, MPEG, VOB, DVD, WMV, MKV, MP4, and AVI, and convert it into other major formats. It also features a YouTube downloader that can grab videos from YouTube, as well as other video sharing sites like Vimeo, VEVO Dailymotion, Metacafe, and hundreds of other supported sites. Downloaded videos can be easily converted to any format or burned to DVD, or even extract their audio to MP3, AAC, and other audio-only files.

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