Download YouTube Videos and Video Formats

2Download YouTube videos as MP4

MPEG-4 (MP4) is a multimedia container format. It is most commonly used to store digital audio and digital video streams. MP4 files play on all iPods/iPhones that support video

To download YouTube videos in MP4 format follow these steps:

Instructions
  • 1
    Find the YouTube video you want to download or copy the URL of the video you want to download on YouTube into the 'Search Videos' top bar in iDesktop.tv. Click the download YouTube video icon on the video thumbnail or in the iDesktop.tv video player
  • 2
    A window will appear asking you to choose download format. Choose High Quality MP4 or High Definition MP4. The HD version may not be available for all videos!
  • 3
    A "Download File" dialog box will show up - you can now "Save" or "Open" your video file. Keep in mind the file is always named video.mp4 so you will have to rename it
  • 4
    Internet Explorer users may instead see the Yellow Information bar. In that case right click it and select "Download File" or right click the "Download" link and select "Save target as..." to begin downloading
Play the Downloaded YouTube Video or copy it to your iPod/iPhone/mobile/smart phone etc.
You can play MP4 files on virtually any media players. For example iTunes, Winamp, Media Monkey, RealPlayer, Windows Media Player, VLC Media Player etc.
For a guide on how to download and transfer to you iPod see our How to Download to iPhone/iPod guide
  • 1 Download YouTube videos as AVI
    Audio Video Interleave (AVI) which is a multimedia container format introduced by Microsoft. AVI files support multiple streaming audio and video
  • 2 Download YouTube videos as MP4
    MPEG-4 (MP4) is a multimedia container format. It is most commonly used to store digital audio and digital video streams. MP4 files play on all iPods/iPhones that support video
  • 3 Download YouTube videos as MOV
    Apple QuickTime Movie (mov) is a common multimedia format used for saving movies and other video files. Developed by Apple for Macintosh and Windows platforms
  • 4 Download YouTube videos as 3GP
    3gp is a multimedia container format used on 3G mobile phones but can also be played on some 2G and 4G phones
  • 5 Download YouTube videos as 3GP2
    3gp2 is a multimedia container format used on newer 3G mobile phones but can also be played on some 2G and 4G phones
  • 6 Download YouTube videos as WMV
    Windows Media Video (WMV) is a compressed video file format for several proprietary codecs developed by Microsoft
  • 7 Download YouTube videos as FLV
    Flash Video (FLV) is a container file format used to deliver video over the internet and played with Adobe Flash Player
  • 8 Download YouTube videos as EXE
    The EXE format opens the downloaded YouTube video in built-in player. This is useful for Windows users that do not have any multimedia software to play downloaded videos with. Simply hit run once downloaded to watch the video. This format is not compatible with Linux or Mac.
  • 9 Download YouTube videos as ZIP
    We also support downloading the YouTube video as a ZIP-compressed EXE file. This is to ensure the file does not get blocked by any antivirus software you might have installed. It also, naturally reduces the file size for quicker downloading
  • 10 Download YouTube videos as MP3
    MPEG-1 (MP3) is a patented digital audio encoding format using a form of lossy data compression. It is a common audio format for consumer audio storage for the transfer and playback of music on digital audio players
  • 11 Download YouTube videos as WMA
    Windows Media Audio (WMA) is an audio data format, developed by Microsoft. As such it is playable on every computer with Microsoft Windows installed.
  • 12 Download YouTube videos as AAC
    Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) is a standardized, lossy compression and encoding scheme for digital audio. Designed to be the successor of the MP3 format, AAC generally achieves better sound quality than MP3 at similar bit rates.