YouTube has been providing us all kinds of videos for many years. We can enjoy latest music videos, watch funny hot videos, and watch latest movie trailers. However, for people who tend to watch favorite YouTube movies offline or enjoy them on extensive devices as well as players like Windows Media Player, Apple QuickTime Player, TV, DVD, home movie theater, etc., videos in the MPEG format is necessary, but YouTube does not provide a way for people to download its videos or save them in the MPEG format. So in this article, we will help you with that problem by providing you some solutions to download YouTube video and convert the downloaded YouTube video to the MPEG format so you can easily enjoy your favorite YouTube videos in the way that you’d like.

Part 1: Essential Extension – How to download YouTube video?

Before we talk about how to convert YouTube videos to MPEG, for those who don’t know how to download a YouTube video in the first place, let’s have a look at how to download a YouTube video from the website to your computer.

Step 1. Download and install Leawo YouTube Downloader first.

Step 2. Visit the YouTube video that you would like to download and copy its URL. Then launch Leawo Video Downloader, and it would open YouTube.com automatically by default. Search the videos you want. Or you can paste the video URL into the address bar.

Step 3. Choose the desired videos to download from the panel on the right. If you don’t see that panel, click the green triangle on the right to unfold it. Then click the download icon to download the video.

Step 4. After that, check out the downloading video in the “Downloading” tab next to the address bar, when the video finishes downloading, you can check it out under “Downloaded” tab.

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Part 2: Convert YouTube to MPEG with Leawo Video Converter

After downloading the YouTube video to your computer, you can start converting the video to MPEG. There are more than one choice for the video converter program. But if you want to keep the best quality in the final output video, it’s recommended that you use a professional video converter program like Leawo Video Converter to the YouTube to MPEG converting task.

Leawo Video Converter is a professional video converter program that supports conversion tasks between more than 180 video and audio formats. With an advanced video converting engine, Leawo Video Converter is able to convert your media files in a 6 times higher speed than the average and still keep the best quality of the video and audio. Besides all that, the efficient video converter program also has a built-in video editor tool, allowing you to freely customize and personalize your video, even convert 2D to anaglyph 3D before the conversion.

Another thing about Leawo Video Converter that makes it so outstanding is the user-friendly interface design. With all of the brilliant features and practical functions integrated, Leawo Video Converter can still manage to keep the interaction method intuitive and as simple as possible. Thanks to the straightforward software design, almost anyone can convert a YouTube video to MPEG effortlessly. In case you want to know more about how to convert YouTube to MPEG with Leawo Video Converter, here is a simple guide for your reference.

Step 1: Launch Leawo Video Converter
Download the right version of Leawo Video Converter according to your operating system and install it on your computer. When you launch the program, you will see six different function modules. Click “Video Converter” to enter the video converter function module.

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Step 2: Import your source YouTube file
On the main interface of Leawo Video Converter, you can see an “Add Video” button at the upper left corner. Click on the button and locate your source YouTube video file to import it into the program. You can also directly drag and drop the file onto the main interface.

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Step 3: Set output format
After your file has been imported, you need to set an output format for the conversion task. As you can see from the area next to the green “Convert” button, the default output format in Leawo Video Converter is “MP4 Video”. To change the output format, simply click on the “MP4 Video”, choose “Change”, and find an MPEG format in the format selection window.

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Step 4: Further editing
Before the conversion task starts, you can do some further editing to your video. By clicking the “Edit” icon next to your imported video item, you can call out the video editing panel where you can do various editing operations. When you are done editing, click “OK” to confirm and go back to the main interface.

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Step 5: Start converting
When you are ready to start the conversion, click the green “Convert” button to call out the convert settings panel. On the panel, you need to designate an output directory, and then click the “Convert” icon to start the converting task.

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Part 3: Convert YouTube to MPEG with iWisoft Free Video Converter

iWisoft Free Video Converter is another video converter that you can try to convert your YouTube video to MPEG. As a totally free video converter program, iWisoft Free Video Converter allows you to convert videos between most of the mainstream formats without costing you a fortune. In addition, the program also provides output device presets to let your output videos perfectly fit your device without having to set the detailed parameters manually. Like Leawo Video Converter, iWisoft Free Video Converter also have a video editor built-in. Although it’s simple, you can still use it to do some basic adjustments like cropping, trimming, merging videos, adding watermark, change brightness and such. iWisoft Free Video Converter has a traditional user interface, so it wouldn’t be too hard for you to convert YouTube to MPEG with this program. Here is a simple guide for your reference.

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Step 1: Download iWisoft Free Video Converter, install it on your computer and launch the program.
Step 2: At the main interface, click the “Add” button at the upper left corner to import your source YouTube video file.
Step 3: Then click the “Profile” parameter at the bottom to choose a device preset for the output video. Or you can also directly set it to the format you would like to convert the video to.
Step 4: Finally, san output path in the “Output” box, and then click the big “Start” button to start converting your YouTube video to MPEG.

Part 4: Convert YouTube to MPEG with FreeFileConvert

FreeFileConvert is another online video converter service. As an online media processing tool, FreeFileConvert does not have any system requirement. As long as you have a device connected to the Internet and is able to upload and download files, you can use FreeFileConvert to convert your YouTube video to MPEG. However, FreeFileConvert only allows you to convert less than 5 files at a time, and you cannot convert files that are lager than 300MB. But if you only need to convert small video files, FreeFileConvert can still do the job right. Here is how you can use FreeFileConvert to convert your YouTube video to MPEG.

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Step 1: Go to the website of FreeFileConvert
Step 2: Click the “Browse” button to find your source YouTube video for uploading.
Step 3: In the “Convert files to” dropdown menu, choose “MPEG” as your output format.
Step 4: Click the “Convert” button to start converting your video. You can download the converted video moments later when the conversion is done.

Part 5: Convert YouTube to MPEG with Online-Convert

The last YouTube to MPEG converter tool in today’s recommendation is also an online video converter service called Online-Convert. Online-Convert is an online file converter tool which is very powerful and easy to use. As a popular online converting tool, Online-Convert integrates a handful of converting functions into one. Including video converting, audio converting, image converting, document converting, archive converting, eBook converting, web-service converting and hash generating. With all of the functions integrated, Online-Convert still manages to keep the services perfectly functional and stable. Now let’s have a look at how to convert a downloaded YouTube video to MPEG online with Online-Convert.

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Step 1: Open online-convert.com, choose “Video converter” on the interface.
Step 2: On the left column, choose “Convert to MPEG-1” or “Convert to MPEG-2”.
Step 3: Click the “Upload” button to upload your video you want to convert to MPEG.
Step 4: You can also do some specified settings like changing the screen size, video bitrate, audio quality, frame rate and more.
Step 5: To start the conversion, just click the “Convert file” button. Once the conversion is finished, you can immediately download the converted video to your computer with your web browser.