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"Where can I go to download YouTube videos to MPEG format or any format compatible with Windows Movie Maker (not mp4)?" – Yahoo Answer

"How to download videos from YouTube and convert it to MPEG format? I googled it too many times but couldnt find a easy and simple way." – Yahoo Answer

Want to find easy way to download YouTube to MPEG format? Look no further! You can get solutions here to download and convert YouTube to MPEG with ease. MPEG (Moving Pictures Experts Group) is a popular format, which is used to make movies or videos that are transferred over the internet for its high quality and small size. Many media players and devices support MPEG format, such as QuickTime player, Windows Media Player, iPhone, Android and more. Just follow this guide to process YouTube to MPEG conversion easily.

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

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 use iSkysoft iTube Studio for Windows version). This smart tool can detect the video you are playing and download it from YouTube, Facebook, Dailymotion and 1000+ sites in only one click. It also can convert the downloaded video or your desktop videos to AVI, MPEG, MOV, MP3, MP4, WMV, etc. More features are available:

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  • Download videos from a wide range of video sites at super fast speed.
  • Convert videos to popular video and audio format in high quality.
  • Preset for iPhone, Android, Game consoles and more devices.
  • Download multiple videos at one time and schedule batch download.

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).

Step 1 Launch the iSkysoft iTube Studio

Click above "Free 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 YouTube MPEG downloader will launch automatically.

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Step 2 Capture Online YouTube Video in 3 Ways

Now, open Firefox or Chrome and input 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 download and save the video.

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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Step 3 Convert the Downloaded 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 of YouTube videos to MPEG. When you have 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.

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

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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