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"What is the best MP4 converter that can help me to convert YouTube link to MP4 for playback offline?" "Is it possible for me to directly convert a video URL to MP4 format?"

If you find a YouTube video URL and want to download the video to MP4 with just the URL, here is the right place for you. This article will share tips on how to convert URL to MP4 with ease.

Part 1. Download and Convert URL to MP4 on Mac (OS X EL Capitan included) and Windows

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.

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iSkysoft iTube Studio 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.

Step 1 Open iSkysoft URL to MP4 Converter

iSkysoft iTube Studio can detect the video URL you copy and paste to the program. This makes it easier to download any supported video from URL. When open this URL to MP4 Converter, you can download the video with 2 methods.

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Step 2 One Click to Download Video from URL

When you open a video page by clicking a URL link and a "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.

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Download Video by Copying and Pasting URL. 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.

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Step 3 Convert URL to MP4 for iPad, iPhone and Android

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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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.

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Video Tutorial on How to Download and Convert Video from URL to MP4 on Mac

Part 2. How to Convert Downloaded Video to MP4

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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.

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Yep, it really worked, we can easily convert any url videos to mp4.. thanks for the detailed tutorial.
I was looking for downloading videos from a url that should be in mp4 format. And yes iam satisfied with the this software, Of course, the "Copy and Paste URL to Download" method is also available if you like this way to download URL to MP4 video.
3gp and mp4 formats are most common for mobile phone users as these are the only formats for which teh video files can be played. So the above article is really helpful.
wow amazing tutorial, already checked the post of url to 3gp convertor and yeah i was looking for this tutorial since a long time. Now i can easily convert any url to mp4 and can play in my mobile... thanks

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