Q:”Hi, guys. I found YouTube only allowed users to watch and view videos on the website. I want to download or save my favorite YouTube videos in WebM format to my computer so I can watch them without being connected to the Internet or on other devices. Then, what should I do to get them?”

Today, many websites and professional software that allow you to save YouTube videos to your computer. But when you want to get WebM YouTube videos, you need to make a conversion. Most of all, you need to know something about YouTube and WebM. And then follow the guide to know how to make WebM from YouTube easily and quickly.

Part 1: Introduction of YouTube and WebM format

YouTube is actually a popular video-sharing website affiliated to Google, allowing its users to upload, view, rate, share, add to favorites, report, comment on videos, and subscribe to other users when coming across some of their videos they are interested in. Additionally, a wide range of user-generated and corporate media video source, including video clips, TV show clips, music videos, short and documentary films, audio recordings, movie trailers, live streams, and other content, can be all available on YouTube, both from individual and corporations. Videos in MOV, WebM, MP4, MPEG4, 3GP, AVI, WMV, FLV and MPEGPS can be uploaded to YouTube.

Introduction to WMV and 3GP Formats

Then what is WebM format? The WebM format is an open-source video format backed by Google, Inc. Stemming from the Matroska (MKV) container format, WebM has been specially developed for the Web, supporting VP8/VP9 video and Vorbis/Opus audio.. And WebM video is supported by all browsers that support HTML5, with no plugins needed except for Microsoft Internet Explorer, which requires WebM MF components.

what is WebM format

Part 2: Detailed steps of using Video Downloader to download YouTube videos

As we well know, YouTube allows users to do a lot of things for your favorite videos like viewing, reporting, sharing, commenting or something else but downloading videos is rejected. To get YouTube WebM videos, you can download YouTube videos at first with the powerful and special Video Downloader which is able to download videos and music from over 1000 sites like YouTube, Google video, Myspace, etc. even supporting 720P and 1080P of HD Videos with 6X faster speed, much more excellent than most of YouTube downloaders like the freeware or online sites. After downloading and installing Video Downloader, you can start it and follow the detailed steps to download YouTube videos:

Presetting: It is noted that you can preset where to save the downloaded YouTube videos by click “settings” button and choose an output directory on “Save videos to” label.

Add source video files

Step 1: Find YouTube Videos

Click the “Download” tab and paste YouTube URL in the address box to import YouTube videos. You can watch the video directly in the program and it will be detected directly while watching.

Choose MP4 as output format

Step 2: Load YouTube Videos in a queue

Click the little green arrow on the right side to open the wait-to-select panel, where you can find the video at different resolutions. Choose the one with the proper resolution you need and click the download icon, Leawo YouTube Downloader will download the YouTube videos right away. If the video offers WebM format, you can download WebM YouTube video directly here. If not, you can download a video in other format you like as well.

Load YouTube Videos

Step 3: Download YouTube Videos

During downloading, you are able to view the video as you like. And you can check all the downloading videos on the Downloading panel, while the downloaded videos will be managed under the Downloaded panel.

Download YouTube Videos

Part 3: How to convert the the downloaded YouTube video to WebM with video converter

Video Downloader is a popular program for video downloading from YouTube. You can get the video in WebM download YouTube directly when WebM is offered. Otherwise, you can get YouTube to WebM as well with a WebM YouTube converter. Leawo Video Converter and Video Downloaded are integrated together with Prof. Media, a powerful function combination of video converting, downloading, DVD ripping and so on. Now you can make YouTube to WebM in simple steps with the original quality reserved at high speed:

Step 1: Import the Downloaded YouTube Video

Click Video Converter to enter the converting panel. Click on "Add Video" button to browse the YouTube video from the saved directory and select one or more videos you want to convert to WebM for importing. Or you are allowed to directly drag or drop the video to the program.

add file

Step 2: Choose WebM as output format

Click the button named “MP4 Video” by default to pop up a drop-down box where you can choose “Change” button to enter the “Profile panel”. Input “WebM” in the search box on the left panel to find out the format and select it as output format.

Choose WebM as output format

Step 3: Set Output Directory of the Video

Return to the main interface, click the green “Convert” button and a sidebar will pop up. You can set the output directory on “Save to” label.

Set Output Directory of the Video

Step 4: Convert YouTube to WebM

Now click the “Convert” icon at the bottom, the program will start converting the video to WebM. And then you will get the WebM YouTube video in seconds.

Set output directory

Obviously, it is quite simple for users to get YouTube WebM videos with the Video Downloader when there is a WebM video available on YouTube site. Even if there is no WebM format available, you can also easily make it with the help of WebM YouTube converter. With the guide above, you can never worry about WebM video downloading from YouTube. Anyway, there are also some websites offering solutions to YouTube to WebM online, though time-consuming. You can be absolutely skillful at how to make WebM from YouTube from now on.