"I am trying to find something that will let me convert a video URL to MP4 format. Help!" "I need a converter through which I can convert a YouTube link to MP4 video so I can put videos onto my iPad." when we find some amazing videos online, we always want to download the video directly with the URL for storage or offline playback. No worry! Here are tips to help you to convert URL to MP4 with ease.
Part 1. Download and Convert URL to MP4 on Mac (OS X EL Capitan included)
You might get some online URL to MP4 converter that can process the conversion sometimes, but not always. And the online or free solution will limit your download amount and even cut the video quality. If you want a more stable URL to MP4 converter, I humbly recommend iSkysoft iTube Studio for Mac and Windows.
iSkysoft iTube Studio for Mac automatically captures and detects URL of 1000+ video sharing sites like YouTube, and provides you with a Download button right in your browser so you can download video in one click. When videos are downloaded, you're able to convert URL video to MP4 or any popular video formats. Of course, the "Copy and Paste URL to Download" method is also available if you like this way to download URL to MP4 video. You can download multiple MP4 videos at a time in high quality.
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How to Download and Convert Video from URL to MP4 on Mac (OS X EL Capintan and Yosemite)
Below is a detailed guide on how to download MP4 from URL with iSkysoft iTube Studio step by step.
iSkysoft iTube Studio will install a download extension to your browser so a "Download" button will be added above the video you're playing. This makes it easier to download any supported video from URL.
When you open a video page by clicking a URL link and the "Download" button appears at the top left corner of the video, click it to start analyzing the video URL and capture video to your computer soon.
Besides the "Download" button in your browser, you can also use the "Paste URL" button to download video from URL, or drag and drop the URL icon to the program interface to start downloading video.
Tips: iSkysoft URL to MP4 Converter provides a unique "Download then Convert" feature. It enables you to set MP4 as the target format while click the Download button in your web browser. It's the really one click solution to download URL to MP4 format. Just click the Download then Convert button on top to make settings before you download video from URL.
Next, you can convert the downloaded video to any regular format like MP4, MOV, AVI, MP3, etc. so you can play virtually anywhere. To do so, go to "Downloaded" tab, and click the "Convert" on the right of each video. In the slide down window, choose MP4 format from video section. If an Apple Device is chosen, and the option "Export to iTunes" has also been chosen, the converted video will be added to iTunes library automatically. It's thus convenient to sync your video to your Apple device with iTunes.
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Part 2. How to Convert Downloaded Video to MP4
In addition to iTube Studio, there is another program - iSkysoft Video Converter for Mac that helps you convert video to MP4 after downloading it from online websites, such as YouTube, Hulu, Facebook and Vimeo, etc. Aside from MP4, it supports to convert online video to various formats, including MOV, WMV, AVI, M4V, MPEG-2, DivX, MKV, DV, and so on.