Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Two Easy Ways to Import YouTube Videos to iTunes on Mac (Lion included)

We love youtube, and we can get wonderful videos, information, fun etc. from YouTube video files. I am a lover of youtube like most of you and usually visit it to find some awesome music videos of my favorite artists, such as Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble". The only disappointing point is that we can't enjoy these YouTube videos offline. Have you ever had an idea to download YouTube videos to iTunes so that we can put them on iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc. and enjoy them on the go?

In fact, Downloading YouTube to iTunes is not as difficult as you might think. Here, I'll introduce 2 easy ways to help you download and convert YouTube videos to iTunes on your Mac (Mountain Lion and Lion included).

Method 1: Convert YouTube videos to iTunes on Mac
If you already have download YouTube videos to your Mac (Mountain Lion included). You might have noticed that the format of your YouTube files is FLV which is not recognized by iTunes, i.e. you have to convert YouTube video to iTunes compatible formats like MOV, MP4 or M4V, if you wanna manage these files in iTunes.

To convert YouTube to iTunes, this professional yet easy-to-use Video Converter for Mac gives you a hassle free experience. It offers you ultra-fast conversion speed, loss-less video quality, extremely easy conversion steps. You're also able to download video with Leawo Video Converter. Just go to Download tab and download any video in one click.

Step 1:  Just directly drag & drop your YouTube videos to the Mac program

Step 2:  Select an output format from the format tray. If you want to upload the output files to your iPod, iPhone or iPad, you can select the presets offered.

Step 3: Start to convert videos to start YouTube video to iTunes conversion, this FLV to iTunes Video Converter for Mac will get the rest done.

Step 4: Launch iTunes, drag the output files to iTunes library and you can now sync them to your iPod, iPad or iPhone.

Now you can put your favorite FLV movies on your iOS device and enjoy them on the go anywhere and anytime!

Method 2: How to Download and get YouTube videos to iTunes
To download YouTube video files and manage them on iTunes, a free youtube downloader would be a great helper. It can easily and quickly download YouTube videos on Mac (Lion included) and then convert them to iTunes supported formats, such as MOV, MP4 and M4V. Audio extraction is available, too. To make the YouTube to iTunes Mac conversion easier, presets for Apple iPod, iPhone and iPad are provided, so that you can directly set your output format according to your needs.

Step 1:  Locate YouTube videos
Launch Safari and go to Click "Add" to import YouTube videos either by copying and pasting video URL or dragging and dropping video thumbnail. It is totally up to you to import single video or multiple videos at a time.
Step 2: Set output destination
Click "Save to" to set the save path on your computer of the downloaded YouTube Videos, feel free to select the proper output destination in line with your preference.
Step 3: Click Downloaded now button, on the left side of "Task" tab, you can see all info of the videos under processing. Clicking "Save as" and selecting one target format from the drop-down menu. Choose MP4 from output format list. MOV and M4V work, too. After downloading videos, you only need to drag the output videos files to iTunes for file listening, managing and transferring to iOS devices for further enjoyments.
Bingo! You did it! Now Take any interesting YouTube FLV videos with you and enjoy it on the go!


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