How to Convert YouTube to MP4
There are so many high quality music clips, educational videos, and full movies and TV shows on YouTube that you’ll often find something you love enough to want to save it right away. It’s a good idea to keep YouTube videos in MP4: this format is the best choice for storing video files, as it is supported by most computers and mobile devices. Movavi Screen Capture will help you download YouTube videos in MP4 fast. With its simple interface, downloading, editing, and converting video and audio is no problem even for inexperienced users. You can be sure that Movavi software is totally safe and reliable, because it’s trusted by people all over the world. Try it yourself!
To learn how to rip YouTube to MP4 with Movavi Screen Capture, click the appropriate button below to get the version you need (Windows or Mac), and read the short guide below.
1. Install the Program
Open the downloaded file and follow the installation instructions.
2. Set the Ripping Parameters
Open the YouTube page containing the video you want to rip, run Screen Capture, and select Record screen in the launcher window. Draw the recording frame over the YouTube video you want to record. You can also choose one of the size presets from the Capture Area list. To record the full screen, click on the name of your monitor in the Full Screen section. Before you start recording, check the System Audio icon; it should be highlighted in green if you want to capture sound. If it's not, click the icon once to activate sound recording.
3. Record the Video
Click the REC button and be ready to play the YouTube video. After five seconds, Screen Capture Studio will start recording. Click Pause to take a break, Stop to finish ripping, or Cancel to stop without saving. If you want, you can use hotkeys instead: F9 to pause/resume and F10 to stop (for Windows users) and ⌥ ⌘ 1 to pause/resume and ⌥ ⌘ 2 to stop (for Mac users).
4. Cut and Convert the Video
As soon as you click Stop, the preview window will appear. Here, you can remove unwanted sections of the recorded video. To do this, drag the white marker on the timeline to the beginning of the unwanted segment and click the scissors icon. Repeat this process to mark the end point. Now select the marked section and delete it by clicking the trash can icon. To save YouTube to MP4 file, click Save As.
You will find the most popular preset for MP4 at the top of the export window. Click it once to select it for your conversion. If you want to convert your video to a different format, open the More presets menu and pick the appropriate format from the list. Click Save and wait for a few minutes while the program converts your file.
Try Movavi Screen Capture, and you’ll see for yourself why it’s the perfect choice for a YouTube downloader and converter!
Movavi Screen Capture
The perfect way to record from your screen
- Capture video from your computer screen
- Grab sound from multiple sources
- Save recordings without quality loss
- Export videos in any popular format
Disclaimer: Please be aware that Movavi Screen Capture does not allow capture of copy-protected
video and audio streams.