"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."
Part 1. Download and Convert URL to MP4 on Mac (Including Yosemite) with iSkysoft
These are 2 typical questions you can find on Yahoo Answers, and more people are asking the similar questions. As for the solution, some online video converter might work sometimes, but not always. If you want a more stable URL to MP4 solution, get a URL to MP4 downloader. Here 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.
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How to Download and Convert Video from URL to MP4 on Mac (Including Yosemite)
Below is a detailed guide on how to download MP4 video 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.