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Download some funny videos from YouTube and want to put them on your new iPad, iPhone and iPod? If so, you then might get some problems due to some format thing: YouTube video files commonly are in FLV format which is the most-used delivery format online especially on, while FLV is not compatible with iPad, iPhone and iPod. (iPad supported formats list followed down the bottom of the article.) And it's a hassle to get all the way to the end only to discover that your video file won't play on your iPad, iPhone and iPod. In this case, you then have to convert YouTube to iPad, iPhone and iPod format on your Mac. This article will show you two ways to do this job as easy as possible.

Part 1. Method#1: Get Any Online Video to iPad, iPhone and iPod in One Click

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To save online video from YouTube to iPad supported format, you can get help from iSkysoft iTube Studio for Mac, which can process video downloading and converting easily and quickly. It supports to grab videos from various video-sharing sites like YouTube, Google Video, Facebook, Yahoo Video and more. Its optimized preset function allows you to get the web videos directly fit iPad, iPhone (iPhone 5 included), iPod, Android devices and video editing software like iMovie, Final Cut Pro, etc.

Instruction on How to Download YouTube to iPad, iPhone and iPod

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Step 1: Install and Launch the Program

Click above Download button to get the application. Then you will get an installation wizard that supports you to finish installing the application on your Mac. After that, the program will launch automatically.

Step 2: Set Preset for Apple Devices

Navigate to the top right corner of the primary window and check the Download then Convert button. You will get a pop-up window for format list. Click the Apple tab and select iPad/iPhone/iPod as the target output. Then click the Export the output video/audio to iTunes option. Last, click the OK button.

YouTube downloads to iPad

Step 3: Start to Download YouTube Video to iPad/iPhone/iPod Compatible Format

Go to and find the video you want. When you play the video, you will have three options to capture videos.

  • On the top left corner of the video, there will be a Download button. Just click the button, the file will be loaded for downloading immediately.
  • Drag and drop the video URL to the program, it will start grabbing the video.
  • Copy the video URL and click the Paste URL button on the primary window of the program. It will begin to download the file.

When you're done, the video file will be added to iTunes library automatically. These files will work well on your iPad, iPhone and iPod.

Part 2. Method#2: Convert Existing YouTube Videos to iPad, iPhone and iPod

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If you want to convert the existing YouTube video, the professional YouTube to iPad Converter Mac used here supplies you ultra-fast conversion speed as well as loss-less quality. In addition, it provides an optimized preset for your new iPad so you don't need to worry about the settings for your iPad.

Steps for Converting Existing YouTube Videos to Apple Devices

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Step 1: Add YouTube Files to the YouTube to the Converter

Drag files to the primary window of the program or click the Plus button on the bottom left cornet, or head to File > Load Media File to import YouTube files.

Step 2: Select iPad/iPhone/iPod Preset from Format List

Choose iPad /iPhone/iPod as output from output format list according to your device model. If you have a new iPad (iPad Air), you can choose 1080P as the resolution or keep the default settings.

Step 3: Start YouTube Video to iPad Conversion on Mac OS X Mavericks

Bingo! That's it! When the conversion is done you can upload the output videos to your iPad (iPad Air included), iPhone(iPhone 6 included), iPod and enjoy it any time you like! Just take a trial.

Part 3. Method#3: Transfer Downloaded YouTube Videos to Apple Devices

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iSkysoft TunesOver for Mac can help you transfer the downloaded YouTube videos to iDevices. It allows you to add media files from Mac or iTunes and then transfer them to iPad, iPhone, iPad etc. with only one click. When transferring the files, the smart tool will automatically convert the files to iDevice compatible format. In addition, you can also transfer iDevice files to your Mac and iTunes. The program even lets you backup and manage your media files.

Part 4. Learn More about iPad Video Parameters

1) Universal iPad video parameters

H.264 video: up to 720p, 30 fps,AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .mov, .m4v, and .mp4 formats.

MPEG-4 video: up to 2.5 Mbps, 640x480 pixels, 30 fps, AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .mov, .mp4, and .m4v formats.

Motion JPEG (M-JPEG): up to 35 Mbps, 1280x720, 30 fps, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi format.

2) Video parameters for the latest iPad

H.264 video: up to 1080p, 30fps, AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .mov, .m4v, and .mp4 formats.

MPEG-4 video: up to 2.5 Mbps, 640x480 pixels, 30 fps, AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .mov, .mp4, and .m4v formats.

Motion JPEG: up to 35 Mbps, 1280x720 pixels, 30 fps, audio in ULAW, PCM stereo audio in .avi format.

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