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 2 effective solutions in this article.

Part 1. Download then Convert a Video from YouTube to MPEG

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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.

Steps for Getting Online Videos in MPEG Format

Let's see below step-by step tutorial on how to save and convert video from YouTube to MPEG on Mac (including Yosemite).

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Step 1. Capture Online YouTube Video

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. 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.

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

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.

Part 2. Convert Stored YouTube Video Files to MPEG Format

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If you already have some YouTube clips stored in your hard drive, you can use iSkysoft Video Converter for Mac to convert the clips to MPEG format. This wonderful program supports a wide range of input and output formats and offers hundreds of presets for portable devices. Another great feature is that the program is also a video editor. Before converting your media files, you are free to personalize and touch up the files.

Steps for Converting Existing YouTube Clips to MPEG Format

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Step 1. Add YouTube Videos to the Program

The first step is to click the Download button above to download and install the program on your computer. When the installation is complete, run the program and click the Plus button on the bottom right corner to load your files. Alternatively you can also drag and drop the files to the program.

Step 2. YouTube to MPEG Conversion

When the videos are added, you then need to navigate to the converting options at the bottom of the interface. Click Video > MPEG to set the output format for your YouTube video. Then click Convert to start the conversion.


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