“Hi everyone, have you any solutions to download movies from YouTube to iTunes? I have come across some wonderful movies on YouTube and would like to download these YouTube movies to iTunes for syncing to my iPad so that I could watch these YouTube movies on iPad on my flight from California to Paris. What kind of YouTube to iTunes downloader should I use? Can I download YouTube movies to iTunes for free with some online YouTube downloader sites? How can I convert YouTube movies to iTunes? Please show me the detailed solution. Great many appreciation.”

Many people would have the same requirements. As one of the most popular and largest onine video sharing websites, YouTube has provided us with quite wonderful video content. There are movies, video clips, funny clips, music videos, sport videos, etc. on YouTube. Sometimes we may want to download YouTube movies for importing to iTunes library so that we could watch these YouTube movies offline on iTunes or iOS devices. However, YouTube hasn’t provided any solution for people to download movies from YouTube officially. If you want to download movies from YouTube to iTunes, you have to turn to 3rd-party YouTube movie downloader apps. In this guide, we would like to introduce you 2 different YouTube movie downloader solutions. Check them below and get your own one.

Part 1: Know about YouTube and iTunes

Let’s firstly know something about YouTube and iTunes. Founded in 2005, YouTube has become one of the most popular video sites on the Web today. You could watch, upload, like, review, and share videos on YouTube once you have an account, which is totally free to register. Millions of videos classified in different categories like music, sports, politic, gaming, live streaming, etc. Videos on YouTube are generally in MOV, MP4 (MPEG4), AVI, WMV, FLV, 3GP, MPEGPS, WebM, etc.

Know about YouTube and iTunes

On the other hand, as the media player, media library, Internet radio broadcaster, and mobile device management application for Apple devices, iTunes lets you add to, organize and play your digital media collection on your computer, as well as sync it to a portable devices including iPhone, iPad and iPod. You could do quite a lot of things with iTunes, like purchasing movies, renting movies or TV shows, backing up iOS data, recovering iOS data, etc. You could even add local media files in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov formats to iTunes library for playback. Therefore, if you want to download YouTube movies to iTunes library, you need to convert YouTube movies to iTunes MOV, MP4, or M4V files.

The below content would show you how to download and convert YouTube movies to iTunes with different YouTube movie downloader and converter tools.

Part 2: How to Download YouTube Videos to iTunes for Free with Online Free YouTube Converter

We would like to firstly recommend you free online YouTube downloader and converter to help you download and convert YouTube videos to iTunes compatible MP4, MOV or M4V videos. Most online YouTube downloader tools are free to use. They could help you download YouTube videos and then convert YouTube videos to other formats like MP4, AVI, MOV, etc. for diverse uses. Here we would like to recommend you youtubemp4.to, a free online YouTube to MP4 converter that enables you to directly download YouTube videos online and convert to MP4 files easily.

Convert iTunes videos

The below steps would show you how to download and convert YouTube videos to MP4 files with this free online YouTube downloader tool.

1. Open this free online YouTube video downloader at https://youtubemp4.to/

2. Copy and paste the YouTube video URL into the blank bar on this free YouTube downloader page.

3. Click the big “Convert” button.

4. This free online YouTube video downloader would start to convert YouTube video to MP4 file for free online.

5. After the conversion, on the new popup page, click the big “Download” button to download converted YouTube video to your local drive.

6. Then, this free online YouTube downloader tool would list you different download options with different quality, size and formats. Choose the one you need and then click the red “Download” button.

7. This free online YouTube video downloader would then show you the target video and let you to play it back for previewing.

8. On the preview panel, click the inverted three-dot icon and choose “Download” option to download the video.

9. You will then be asked to set a directory to save the YouTube video to be downloaded.

10. After setting directory, click the “Save” button to start downloading YouTube videos and converting to selected video format.

It will take some time for this free online YouTube video downloader to download and convert YouTube movies to your computer. When the downloading and converting task completes, you could then freely import the downloaded YouTube videos to your iTunes.

Part 3: How to Download and Convert YouTube Videos to iTunes with Leawo Prof. Media

Free online YouTube downloader could help you download YouTube videos and convert YouTube videos to desired video formats like MP4 or other formats for free. However, most so-called free online YouTube downloader tools have limitations in several aspects: when the source movie file is too large, these tools might fail to download; you could download one YouTube video at a time, which will be time consuming; most online free YouTube downloader tools would require you to register.

Therefore, we would like to recommend you another YouTube downloader tool. It’s a desktop app to download YouTube videos and convert YouTube videos to any video format for any use. That’s Leawo Prof. Media, which includes a YouTube downloader and a video converter.  The internal video downloader could download YouTube videos and videos from 500+ other sites like veoh, vevo, facebook, etc., while the internal video converter converts the downloaded online videos to MP4, MKV, MOV, AVI, FLV, M4V, etc. for various purposes.

Download and install Leawo Prof. Media on your computer and then follow the below steps to learn how to download YouTube videos and convert downloaded YouTube videos to iTunes MP4, MOV or M4V file format in detail.

Step 1: Set download directory

Launch Leawo Prof. Media and then on the top right corner, you could see a wheel icon, by clicking which you could enter the settings panel. Open the “Download” tab and then set output directory to save the final downloads in the “Save videos to” box.

 Set downloading path

Step 2: Find target movie on YouTube

Then, open the “Download” module. Browse target movie on YouTube via the internal browser. Click to play back target movie to make sure it’s what you want.

Find target Facebook video

Step 3: Choose movie to download

On the right sidebar, you could see diverse movie options in different resolutions, formats and quality. Choose a proper one to download. Note: some of these options are audio only, while some others might be video only.

Choose video to download

Step 4: Download YouTube movie

Click the download icon next to the one you select. This YouTube downloader would start to download YouTube movie to your computer immediately. You could view the downloading process on the “Downloading” tab and downloaded YouTube movies on the “Downloaded” tab.

Manage downloaded Facebook videos

Step 5: Add downloaded YouTube movies to Converter

After downloading, open the “Downloaded” tab and then right click the downloaded YouTube movies to choose “Add to Convert” option. The downloaded YouTube movies would be added to the “Convert” module.

Manage downloaded Facebook videos

Step 7: Set output directory

After setting output format, click the big green “Convert” button and then set output directory in the “Save to” box on the popup sidebar.

Manage downloaded Facebook videos

Step 8: Convert downloaded YouTube movies

Finally, click the bottom grey “Convert” button to start to convert downloaded YouTube movies to iTunes videos.

Convert downloaded YouTube movies

After the conversion completes, you could then freely import the converted YouTube movies to iTunes as you usually do for either unlimited playback or syncing to iOS devices.

Part 4: How to Add Downloaded YouTube Videos to iTunes

With YouTube movies downloaded to your computer, you only need to add downloaded YouTube movies to iTunes. This is very simple. The below steps would show you how to add downloaded and converted YouTube movies to iTunes for your reference:

1. Launch iTunes.

2. Click on “File > Add to Library” option.

3. Browse the converted YouTube movies.

4. Click “Open” button once you have located the converted YouTube movies.

5. iTunes would then immediately add converted YouTube movies to it.

Then, you could freely play back added YouTube movies within iTunes, or sync movies to iOS devices as you usually do.

Part 5: Comparison between Free Online YouTube Downloader and Leawo Prof. Media

The below table would show you the differences between free online YouTube downloader and Leawo Prof. Media for you.

 

Free Online YouTube Downloader

Leawo Prof. Media

Download YouTube movies

Yes

Yes

Convert YouTube movies

Yes

Yes

Play back YouTube movies

Partial tools support

Yes

Set output media file parameters

No

Yes

Select download video quality

Yes

Yes

Download YouTube movies in batch

No

Yes

Additional features

 

 

Convert audio files

No

Yes

Convert Blu-ray/DVD

No

Yes

Burn Blu-ray/DVD

No

Yes

Copy Blu-ray/DVD

No

Yes

Convert photo to video

No

Yes

Convert photo to Blu-ray/DVD

No

Yes

Create 3D movies

No

yes