Q:"How can you download YouTube videos to MPEG format? I need to get some wonderful videos on YouTube and save them in MPEG format so that I could freely watch YouTube videos on my mobile devices. Please show me how to download YouTube videos to MPEG format."

If you happen to have the same questions, this guide would be helpful. It could help you easily download YouTube videos and then convert YouTube videos to MPEG format with practical YouTube to MPEG converter software.

Part 1: Brief Introduction of YouTube and MPEG

Founded in 2005, YouTube is one of the most popular video sites on the Web today. Millions of videos have been uploaded and shared here, ranging from movie trailers to amateur videos of cats - and everything in between. This online video sharing website enables you to upload video for sharing, view online videos, download videos, share YouTube videos to your SNS or blog, etc. Nowadays, YouTube videos are generally in MP4, FLV, AVI, WebM, etc. formats.

Brief Introduction of YouTube and MPEG

A file with the MPEG file extension (pronounced as "em-peg") is an MPEG (Moving Picture Experts Group) Video file. Videos in this format are compressed using either MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 compression. This makes MPEG files popular for online distribution—they can be streamed and downloaded quicker than some other video formats. Files that actually have the .MPEG file extension can be opened with many different multi-format media players, like Leawo Blu-ray Player, Windows Media Player, VLC, QuickTime, iTunes, and Winamp.

Part 2: How to Download YouTube Videos with Video Downloader

To download YouTube to MPEG video, you need to firstly download YouTube videos with YouTube video downloader program. We would like to recommend you Leawo Video Downloader, a professional online video downloader program that could download video from 1000+ sites. It provides target YouTube video in different resolutions, quality and formats for you to download.

Download and install this video downloader program on your computer and then launch it. Follow the below steps to learn how to download YouTube videos to computer.

Step 1: Set output directory

Launch the downloaded and installed Leawo Video Downloader (a module built in Leawo Prof. Media). Click the wheel icon on the top-right corner and then navigate to the "Downloader" tab to set output directory in the "Save videos to" box.

Add source video files

Step 2: Get target YouTube video

Open the "Download" module and then make use of the internal browser to browse the target YouTube video you want to download.

Choose MP4 as output format

Step 3: Choose proper video to download

Once you've reached the target video page, on the right sidebar, you could see multiple download options, which are in different resolutions, quality and formats. Choose the one you want to download.

Choose proper video to download

Step 4: Download YouTube video

Then, after selecting the target video to download, click the download icon to start downloading YouTube video. carefully select the one that meets you needs.

Download YouTube Videos

Then, this YouTube video downloader would start to download YouTube videos. You could then view the downloading videos under the "Downloading" tab and downloaded YouTube videos under the "Downloaded" tab. After downloading, you could play back downloaded videos.

Part 3: How to Convert YouTube Videos to MPEG Format

Within Leawo Prof. Media, you could see a “Convert” module, which is actually Leawo’s Video Converter, a professional video converter program that could enable you to convert YouTube to Apple TV, make iPhone ringtones from YouTube video, convert YouTube to MP3, etc. It could convert video files between hundreds of video formats like FLV to MKV, MP4 to MKV, MP4 to AVI, AVI to MKV, etc. Therefore, after downloading YouTube videos, you could then convert downloaded YouTube videos to MPEG format with this video converter.

The below step-by-step guide would show you how to convert YouTube to MPEG with Leawo Video Converter in detail.

Step 1: Add downloaded YouTube videos to “Convert” module

Under the "Downloaded" tab, right click downloaded videos and then choose "Add to Convert" option to add downloaded YouTube videos to Convert module.

add file

Step 2: Choose MPEG Video as output format

Click the button next to "Add Photo" button and then choose "Change" option to enter the Profile panel. Then, successively open "Format > Common Video" group to choose either MPEG-1 Video or MPEG-2 Video as output format. Or you could open "Format > HD Video" group to choose "HD MPEG-2 Video" format as output format.

Choose WebM as output format

Step 3: Set output directory

After setting output format, click the big green "Convert" button. On the popup sidebar, set output directory in the "Save to" box.

Set output directory

After setting output directory to save the final results, you could then click the bottom "Convert" button on the popup sidebar to start converting YouTube to MPEG video format. Leawo Video Converter would start the YouTube to MPEG conversion immediately. It would take you a few minutes. You just need to wait for the conversion finishes.