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How to Download and Convert YouTube Videos to iPod

Watching YouTube videos on iPod has been a wonderful way for our leisure life. However, if you have no WiFi connection, it will be a traffic consuming thing that occupies majority of your traffic. Extra traffic consuming means extra money. Therefore, many people have been looking for ways to download YouTube videos so that they could play YouTube videos offline easily on iPod or other media devices. The question is that even if you have downloaded YouTube videos to your computer, the downloaded videos might be not played back on iPod due to the file format issue. In this guide, we will show you not only how to download YouTube videos, but also how to convert YouTube videos to iPod compatible videos.

Before we start, we need to learn that iPod is compatible with MP4/MOV/MPEG files in mp4 video codec and AAC audio codec.

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Part 1: Download YouTube Video to Computer with Online YouTube Video Downloader

The first YouTube to iPod converter we would like to recommend to you for downloading and converting YouTube video files for iPod is online free YouTube video downloader tools. You could find quite a lot of free online video downloader tools that could download online videos from YouTube and other sites to video files in various formats, allowing you to adjust the video and audio parameters. Y2Mate is the one we would like to recommend to you today. As a professional online YouTube video downloader, Y2Mate could help you download and save YouTube videos in different resolutions and formats for various uses. It could help you download YouTube videos to MP4 files for iPod and other mobile devices easily. Then, how to download and convert YouTube videos for iPod for free online? Check the below guide to learn the detailed steps.


  1. Make sure your computer has been connected to the Internet well.
  2. On YouTube, find the target video you want to download and then copy its URL.
  3. Open the Y2Mate official website.
  4. Paste the video URL into the blank address bar on the page and then click the orange “Start” button.
  5. This free online YouTube video downloader would analyze the video URL and then offer multiple download options for you in both video and audio.
  6. Choose the right download option and then click the Download icon. Since you need to download and convert YouTube videos for iPod, choose MP4 files for downloading.
  7. Then, you will be redirected to a new window that requires you to set download path and file name. After setting these, click the “Save” button to start downloading and converting YouTube video files for iPod.

Part 2: Download YouTube Videos with CleverGet Video Downloader

Online YouTube video downloaders like Y2Mate could help you download YouTube videos for free. However, you need to know that most of the online YouTube video downloaders cannot let you determine the video and audio parameters of the download result, such as video codec, audio codec, bit rate, etc. This can lead to issues such as low video quality. Therefore, to download YouTube videos with high quality, you need to use a professional video downloader - CleverGet Video Downloader. This formidable software can download up to 8K videos, TV shows, live stream videos and music videos from 1000+ websites, like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, and more. Check the steps to download YouTube videos for your iPod.

Step 1: Download and install CleverGet Video Downloader

Click the button below to download and install CleverGet Video Downloader. After installation, launch it on your computer.

  • cleverget
  • CleverGet

    - Download videos up to 8K resolution
    - Support 1000+ sites
    - Support live video M3U8 link downloading
    - Multi-task and playlist download
    - Built-in browser and player
    - Advanced hardware acceleration
    - Easy-to-use interface

Step 2: Change output directory

Before starting to download YouTube videos, you can set the output directory for easy management. Click the three-dot icon and then click "Settings" to bring up the detailed settings panel. Under the "General" tab, you can set the output directory and change other settings in the "Save video to" box. Finally, click "Save" button.


Step 3: Find the video you want to download on YouTube

Using the built-in browser, you can easily search and find the desired video on YouTube. Alternatively, just enter the URL in the address bar to go to the source page. Once landed, the software automatically detects all downloadable resources.


Step 4: Start to download YouTube videos for your iPod

After detection, you can see search results with different formats, qualities, and resolutions listed in a pop-up window. Based on this, you can choose the most suitable video and click the blue "Download" button to start downloading the YouTube video. Under the "Library" sidebar, you can check and manage the downloading tasks and downloaded files.


Part 3: Convert Downloaded YouTube Videos to iPod Compatible Formats with Leawo Video Converter

However, if the downloaded YouTube videos not in the format listed above, you need to convert them to iPod compatible formats. To do this, the Leawo Video Converter can help you convert downloaded YouTube videos for iPod or any other mobile device you have. It enables you to convert downloaded videos to various formats like MP4, AVI, WMV, MKV, MOV, 3GP, and 200+ other formats for almost all media players, devices, etc. What's more, it has an internal video editor to help you edit videos like merging, trimming, cropping, watermarking, adjusting video effect, applying 3D effect, and more. The following guide will show you how to convert downloaded YouTube video to iPod compatible formats.

Step 1: Download Leawo Video Converter

You can download and install Leawo Video Converter on your computer from the below link first.

  • Leawo Video Converter
  • Leawo Video Converter

    1. Convert video and audio files between 180+ formats without quality loss
    2. Support 720P, 1080P and even real 4K video output
    3. Create photo slideshows from photos stored on camera, computer, camcorder, etc
    4. Built-in video editor to trim, crop, add watermark, apply special effect, etc
    5. 2D to 3D converter with 6 different 3D movie effects available

Step 2: Enter the Convert module

On Leawo Prof. Media program interface, click the “Convert” menu to enter the “Convert” module.

Step 3: Add downloaded YouTube videos

Under the “Convert” module, directly drag and drop downloaded YouTube videos, or click the “Add Video” button to browse and load downloaded YouTube videos from your computer hard drive for converting.


    After loading source downloaded YouTube videos, you could play back loaded videos, edit loaded videos, select subtitles and audio tracks, take screenshots, etc.  

Step 4: Set output format

Set an output format for video files. Hit the button next to the “Add Photo” button and then click “Change” option to enter the “Profile” panel. Choose output format from “Format” or “Device” group according to your needs. Since you are going to play the downloaded YouTube videos on iPod, you could choose “MP4 Video” from “Format > Common Video” group or an iPod model from the “Device > Apple” group.

Step 5: Change video and audio parameters

If you need, you could click the “Edit” option on the drop-down panel next to the “Add Photo” button and then adjust the output video and audio parameters like video codec, video bit rate, aspect ratio, resolution, audio codec, sample rate, bit rate, channel, etc. Change these parameters according to iPod specifications.

Step 6: Set output directory and convert

Then, on the main interface of Convert mobule, click the green “Convert” button. Set output directory in the “Save to” option. Finally, click the “Convert” option to start converting downloaded YouTube videos for iPod.

Part 4: Transfer Converted YouTube Videos to iPod with Leawo iTransfer

After download and converting, now you can transfer YouTube videos to your iPod. However, cumbersome steps and limitations of iTunes have put many people off that so far, many people don't know how to transfer files from computer to iPod. Actually, these problems can be solved by third-party transfer tools, and Leawo iTransfer is the best one. It can easily and rapidly transfer up to 12 kinds of files between iOS devices, computer and iTunes, including videos, photos, messages, contacts, etc. The most importantly, it can bypass the restriction of iTunes. To transfer downloaded and converted YouTube videos to iPod with this software, follow the below steps.

Step 1: Download Leawo iTransfer

Click either button below according to your computer system to download this iTunes alternative. Then, follow the onscreen instruction to install and launch this software on your computer.

  • itransfer
  • Leawo iTransfer

    - Transfer files among iOS devices, iTunes and PCs with ease.
    - 6x faster than iTunes
    - Transfer up to 12 kinds of data and files without iTunes.
    - Support the latest iOS devices like iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, etc.
    - Play back, view, and delete data and files on iOS devices.
    - Support Windows & Mac OS

Step 2: Connect your iPod to computer

Connect your iPod to computer with a USB cable. As with iTunes, it will also detect and recognize your iPod immediately and accurately.


Step 3: Start to transfer YouTube videos to iPod

On the left side bar, click Movies tab under iPod > LIBRARY, and all movies on your iPod will be display in the right pane. Click Add > Add File/Add Folder to browse and select MP4 videos from your local drive. After selection, it will start to transfer YouTube videos to iPod without iTunes at instance.



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