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YouTube to MPEG: How to download any online video to MPEG

Moving Pictures Experts Group (MPEG) is widely used to create movies that are transferred over the Internet because of its smaller size and high quality. What’s more, the files in MPEG format can be supported by many media player such as QuickTime player, Windows Media Player and others. If we get online videos from YouTube or other video-sharing sites, we might want to change these video to MPEG format, either for playback on various player or for editing. So, how can we do this job? Don’t worry. You will get the solution in this article.

Here I suggest you to use a reliable YouTube video to MPEG converter for help. The one I strongly recommend is iSkysoft iTube Studio for Mac (If you are using Windows PC, you can adopt iSkysoft iTube Studio for Windows version). This smart tool can detect the video you are playing and download it from YouTube, Facebook, Dailymotion and 100+ sites in only one click. It also can convert the downloaded video or your desktop videos to MPEG, MP4, AVI, MOV, WMV, MP3, etc.

Let’s see below step-by step tutorial on how to save and convert video from YouTube to MPEG.

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Easily to get online videos in MPEG format


Install and Launch the Converter

Click above “Download” button to get the .dmg file for the application. Then click the file to open installation wizard. Just follow up the menu to finish installing the program. When completing, the converter will launch automatically.

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Capture Online YouTube Video

Now, open Chrome, Firefox or Chrome and input YouTube.com to find your wanted video. Then you can choose any one of below methods to grab the video.

1) When you play the video, you will see a Download button appears on the top left corner of the video. Directly click the button to save the video.

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2) Drag and drop the video URL to the primary window of the program, the video will be captured automatically.

3) Copy the video URL and click the “Paste URL” button on the primary window of the program, your video will be downloaded immediately.

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Convert the Captured YouTube Videos to MPEG

When you have saved all the video you need, click the “Downloaded” tab to view the video list. Then click the “Convert” button to open a window for output format. Just click the “Video” tab and select MPEG as the target format. Last, click the “OK” button to start the conversion. When you’re done, you will get your wanted MPEG video.

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Tips: This powerful program can also support presets to fit Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy and more. So if needed, you can directly select the device name as target output according to your device model.


iTube Studio for Mac is amazing in that it can convert Youtube videos to MPEG format. That's just one of the many reasons I purchased this software after the free trial. I was so pleased with the many options available. I never have to question whether or not the software will download or convert a video as 99% of the time, it does. Highest praises for this software, you should try it out.
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