We love YouTube, and we can get information, fun etc. from those YouTube video files. Sometimes we can find some awesome MV (music video) of our favorite artists. The only disppointing point is that we can't enjoy these YouTube videos offline. And as Mac users, we used to use iTunes to manage our media files including video files. So how to import these YouTube videos to iTunes so that we can put them on iPod, iPhone, iPad, etc. and enjoy them on the go?
This article introduces 2 easy ways to download and convert YouTube videos to iTunes on your Mac (Mountain Lion and Mavericks included).
Method 1: Convert YouTube videos to iTunes on Mac
If you already have download YouTube videos to your Mac (Mavericks included). You might have noticed that the format of your YouTube files is FLV which is not recognized by iTunes, i.e. you have to convert YouTube video to iTunes compatible formats like MOV, MP4 or M4V, if you wanna manage these files in iTunes.
To convert YouTube to iTunes, this professional yet easy-to-use YouTube to iTunes Video Converter for Mac gives you a hassle free experience. It offers you ultra-fast conversion speed, loss-less video quality, extremely easy conversion steps. You're also able to download video with iSkysoft Video Converter. Just go to Download tab and download any video in one click.
Step 1: Directly drag & drop your YouTube videos to the Mac application. If you have not downloaded YouTube video yet, go to the Download tab, visit your favorite video site and click the Download button when it appears.
Step 2: Select an output format from the format tray. If you want to upload the output files to your iPod, iPhone or iPad, you can select the presets offered.
Note: Have several FLV movie clips and want to combine all of them so that you can enjoy a long movie without interruption? Just check "Merge into one output file". The smart YouTube to iTunes Mac software additionally offers some useful edit functions to enhance your video. Detailed info: User Guide of Video Converter for Mac.
Step 3: Click the "Convert" button to start YouTube video to iTunes conversion, this FLV to iTunes Video Converter for Mac will get the rest done.
Step 4: Launch iTunes, drag the output files to iTunes library and you can now sync them to your iPod, iPad or iPhone.
Now you can put your favorite FLV movies on your iOS device and enjoy them on the go anywhere and anytime!
Method 2: Download and get YouTube videos to iTunes
To download YouTube video files and manage them on iTunes, iTube Studio for Mac would be a great helper. It can easily and quickly download YouTube videos on Mac (Mavericks included) and then convert them to iTunes supported formats, such as MOV, MP4 and M4V. Audio extraction is available, too. To make the YouTube to iTunes Mac conversion easier, presets for Apple iPod, iPhone and iPad are provided, so that you can directly set your output format according to your needs.
Step 1: Launch Safari and go to YouTube.com. The Download button will show up at the top left corner of the video when it is detected on the webpage. Click the button and let the YouTube download wizard to do the thing for you.
Step 2: Click Downloaded on the left side of the iTube Studio window to view the downloaded videos on the right. For the item(s) you would like to convert, hit the Convert button on the right side of each item.
Step 3：Choose MP4 from output format list. MOV and M4V work, too.
In the resulting window, choose MOV, MP4 or M4V from Video category. Click OK to start converting YouTube FLV to iTunes supported format.
If you want to import the output video to Apple devices like iPad, iPod, iPhone and more for convenient playback, you can directly choose Apple devices you have as the output format, and check the "Export to iTunes" option at bottom. The output videos will be imported to iTunes automatically.
Step 4: Hit OK and let this smart app to do the rest for you.
Bingo! You did it! Get iTube Studio for Mac for fun! Take any interesting YouTube FLV videos with you and enjoy it on the go!