You may want to download YouTube videos for watching them offline when you don’t have internet access. This is useful if you are going on a trip & you want to catch up few videos on the plane etc. It is easy to download YouTube videos & convert them MP4 or H.264 for viewing them on your iOS device like iPhone, iPod or iPad or android phones or tablets.
You need to look at the license before you download YouTube videos. You can download original YouTube videos you uploaded to YouTube using Google Takeout. You don’t need any special software for it.
Below method works for most smart phones & tablets including android, ios, even may be with windows 8 phones & tablets.
How to download & convert YouTube videos to MP4 H.264
1. Download & Install YouTube to iPhone converter on your PC. It is free. It works on Windows 7, Vista, Windows XP SP3.
2. Launch the application after installing it on your computer. Copy & Paste YouTube urls you want to download. You can download YouTube playlists, user channels etc within a single download
Enter as many urls you want. It downloads all YouTube videos and converts them to MP4 (H.264) format. You can also download YouTube videos as MP3 as audio songs. You can find downloaded YouTube Videos under “My Videos” on your computer located normally at C:\Users\xxxxxx\Videos.
3. After downloading YouTube videos, it adds videos to iTunes automatically and opens iTunes application. Connect your iOS device like iPhone or iPod Touch or iPad to computer. If you have video sync enabled in iTunes, iTunes automatically syncs downloaded videos to your device.
You can add above downloaded video or any other videos to iTunes manually. Just Drag the video to Movies section under Library as shown below.
4. Select Your iOS device in the iTunes on your computer. Click on the movies tab. Check Sync Movies, Click Sync button in the bottom corner. Look at the below image.
Your videos will be synced to your iPhone or iPad etc. You can access the downloaded YouTube videos in the Videos on your iOS device.
How to download YouTube videos to android phone or tablet like Nexus 7 or Galaxy Tab etc
Download & Install YouTube to iPhone converter on your PC. Follow the above steps to download YouTube videos. Videos are downloaded to C:\Users\xxxxxx\Videos folder.
Connect Your android phone like Samsung Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3 or any other android phone or android tablet like Nexus 7 or Samsung Tab etc to your computer. Copy downloaded videos to Video folder (ex: /Phone/Video) on your android device. Download MX Video Player from Google Play Store. You can find downloaded videos under Video section in MX Player.
You may get below popup on Windows saying “your device might not be able to play or view file”. Just click Yes to copy the file.
This method works on most android phones & tablets including Droid Razr, HTC One X, Galaxy Nexus, Xperia S etc
How to download YouTube videos to Kindle Fire HD or Kindle Fire 2
Download YouTube video by following above steps. Connect Kindle Fire to computer using USB cable. You will see Kindle as drive on your windows computer. Browse to this drive & copy downloaded videos to Computer\Kindle\Internal storage\Movies folder.
Download video player like aVia Media Player from Amazon AppStore on to your Kindle Fire. Open this app to find your videos and watch them offline.
If you have multiple types of devices like one iPhone, one Kindle Fire, one Nexus 7 etc, once you download video, you can copy it to any device. MP4 videos can be played on most smart phones & tablets.