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How to Convert Files from YouTube to iPad on Mac OS X

Download some funny videos from YouTube and want to put them on your new iPad, iPad 3G (iPad 2, new iPad included)? 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 YouTube.com, while FLV is not compatible with iPad. (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. In this case, you then have to convert YouTube to iPad format on your Mac. This article will show you two ways to do this job as easy as possible.

Method 1: Get any online video to iPad in only one click

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. Let’s see below guide on how to download YouTube to iPad.

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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.

Download YouTube Video

2

Set Preset for iPad

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" as the target output. Then click the "Export the output video/audio to iTunes" option. Last, click the “OK” button.

YouTube downloads to iPad

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Start to Download YouTube Video to iPad Compatible Format

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

1) 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.

Download YouTube Video

2) Drag and drop the video URL to the program, it will start grabbing the video.

3) Copy the video URL and click the “Paste URL” button on the primary window of the program. It will begin to download the file.

Paste URL to Download YouTube

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

Method 2: Convert existing YouTube videos to iPad

If you want to convert the existing YouTube video, the professional YouTube to iPad converter Mac used here supplies you ultrafast 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.

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Add YouTube Files to the YouTube to iPad Converter

Drag files to the primary window of the program or head to File > Load Media File to import YouTube files.

youtube files to iPad Mac

2

Select iPad Preset from Format List

Choose iPad as output from output format list and the converted file will look quite nice on new iPad big screen. If you have a new iPad (iPad 3), you can choose 1080p as the resolution or keep the default settings.

convert youtube video to iPad Mac

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Hit Convert to Start YouTube Video to iPad Conversion on Mac OS X Lion

Bingo! That's it! When the conversion is done you can upload the output videos to your iPad, iPad 3G (iPad 2, new iPad included) and enjoy it any time you like! Just take a trial.

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.

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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