YouTube, as an online video sharing platform, is one website you always want to visit. A platform that gives you access to videos that, in most cases, cannot be gotten anywhere else. YouTube is now like a teacher to a lot of students in the university and a lot of students learning one skill or the other, especially skills that are related to information technology. All sorts of videos are on YouTube, and that is why it is everybody’s most preferred website after Google.
If you are a student and you are not watching YouTube videos that relate to the skill you are learning, then you are still lagging because through YouTube videos, you can learn more than what you are being taught in the classroom. Many people that are programmers, website designers, and photographers did not learn it in the four walls of a classroom. They learned it by watching and downloading YouTube videos to their phones or laptop.
You should also not be left behind when it comes to learning from YouTube videos. The only way you can learn from YouTube videos is by downloading the video straight to your device and not by watching it online alone. Watching it online alone would not suffice you because of some factors. Factors like days you do not have an internet connection, or you can be in an area where the network is unstable. In such cases, you would not have access to videos. If you want to use the video for reference at that particular time, then that is how you will miss the opportunity. But if the video has been downloaded to your smartphone or laptop, you can have access to it anytime you wish. These reasons and a lot of other reasons are why it is advisable to download videos to your phone.
The process of downloading YouTube videos needs to be learned because it is not done directly on YouTube. As an internet user, you cannot open the YouTube website or application and start downloading videos to your device. You have to realize that it is not done that way. The only way you can download YouTube videos straight to your smartphone or laptop is through some selected websites. These websites were created for the sole purpose of helping internet users convert YouTube videos to a suitable format and help them download it to their devices after it has been downloaded. These platforms are in abundance; you can always get them when you search for them on the internet.
When we were making the point about platforms that help internet users convert YouTube videos, you could see that we made mention of suitable formats. If you have never downloaded YouTube videos before, that statement alone should make you aware that they are a lot of formats in which internet users can download YouTube videos. Out of these formats, there seems to be the one that is highly recommended for downloading YouTube videos.
Some of the formats in which YouTube videos can be downloaded to include MP3, MP4, MPEG4, FLV, AAC, and a whole lot of other formats. These formats have places where they are well suited. But when it comes to downloading YouTube videos, MP4 format is the most suitable. If you use the internet very well for downloading, you surely will have come across a situation where you will download a file, and when it is time to view the file, the complaint you keep getting is that the file is not compatible. It means the format of the video is not compatible with your device. If you do not want any such scenario to happen when you want to view your downloaded YouTube videos, then do not look beyond the MP4 format when you want to download your videos. The MP4 file format is adjudged as the format that is most compatible with devices out of all the formats available. It is very suitable for all brands of new smartphones and laptops that are being produced presently. Apart from being compatible with modern smartphones and laptops, it is also compatible with all known browsers and operating systems we have.
In concluding this article, it is important to learn how to convert YouTube videos to MP4 format and how to successfully download it to devices after it has been converted. The process of converting and downloading Your YouTube video begins with finding the right platform. Once you find the right platform, you can breathe a sigh of relief. However, the majority of the platforms are suitable for converting and downloading videos. When you finally find a good platform, you can now go to YouTube and search for the video you want to download using the search box at the top of the YouTube page. There are a lot of ways to search for a video on YouTube. If it’s a movie or a music video, you can type the title of the music or movie. If you do not know the title of the movie you want to download, you can search using the name of actors and actresses in the movie. If it’s a video on how to produce something, type it into the search box, and you will see different results you can choose from. As soon as you find the video you are satisfied with, copy the URL link of the video.
Now, the URL link you copied from YouTube will be pasted in the text box of the platform you have chosen. Once you open the website where you want to download your YouTube video, on the first page, you will see the text box. When you paste the link, the next step is for you to select a format. Select the MP4 format to have the best quality video and click on Convert. Wait for a few seconds while your video is converted. When it is converted, you can now click on the ‘Download’ button and choose a destination folder to have your video saved to your device.