As the most famous online video-sharing site, YouTube enjoy its great popularity among those who would like to spend their spare time in watching online video contents. However, every coin has two sides. YouTube videos are only accessible to people who have Internet access, which means offline playback of YouTube videos is out of way in most cases. Thus, some people might consider downloading YouTube videos to their computer for offline watching. In most cases, videos downloaded from YouTube are contained in FLV, a format less acceptable by most video players. For playing YouTube videos on QuickTime player, a conversion from YouTube to MOV is necessary. So in today’s article, we will show you not only how to download YouTube videos for offline watching, but also how to convert the downloaded YouTube video to the format of MOV so you can play it with player applications like QuickTime Player without any problem.

Part 1: Why People Convert YouTube Video to MOV?

Before we start talking about how to download YouTube videos or how to convert the downloaded YouTube video to MOV, let’s see why you need to convert the YouTube video to MOV. As is said in the very beginning, the videos downloaded from YouTube in most cases are contained in FLV format as this format is popular over the Internet, and most video-sharing sites take FLV format as a priority. For those who employ QuickTime Player as their frequent media player to play back media files, FLV videos (YouTube videos) seem not to be a good option as QuickTime Player does not natively support FLV.


On the other hand, MOV videos can be well compatible with QuickTime Player. So taking those factors into consideration, people might want to download YouTube videos to MOV, and in order to achieve the aim, two separate processes are required. The first one is to download the video from YouTube, and the second one is to convert the downloaded video to MOV. We will talk about both processes in the following.

Part 2: Download YouTube Video to MOV with Leawo Video Downloader

First of all, let’s talk about how you can download a video from YouTube to your computer. Because YouTube does not provide a native support for downloading directly, you need a video downloader tool if you want to download any video from YouTube. As my personal favorite online video downloader tool, Leawo Video Downloader is recommended for its great ease of use and excellent video downloading performance.

Leawo Video Downloader is an online video downloading program that allows you to download videos from Facebook, YouTube and more than 1000 other online video streaming services. With an advanced video downloading core, Leawo Video Downloader can download your online videos in a high speed up to 6 times higher than the average level. Besides that, it also gives you the choice to download the video with the original quality so you don’t lose any details in the video downloading process.

Besides that, Leawo Video Downloader also provides a user interface which is very easy to use. It doesn’t matter if you are a video professional or a total beginner, you can certainly download a YouTube video with Leawo Video Downloader within a couple of minutes. If you want to know more, the following guide will give you a detailed instruction on how to download a YouTube video with Leawo Video Downloader.

Step 1: Launch Leawo Video Downloader

First go to Leawo Video Downloader’s official site, download the program and install it on your computer. Open it click the Video Downloader tab to enter Leawo Video Downloader.


Step 2: Open the video link

After clicking the Video Downloader tab, the built-in web browser would take you to automatically, you can paste a new address in the address bar to open the site with the video you want to download.


Step 2: Open the video link

First go to Leawo Video Downloader’s official site, download the program and install it on your computer. Open it click the Video Downloader tab to enter Leawo Video Downloader.


Step 3: Download video

Open the video link and there would be a sidebar coming up from the right side, if not, click the green button in the middle of the scroll bar on the right with a leftward triangle to call it out. All the downloadable video source would be listed on this sidebar with detailed information like the resolution, format, and size of the video, etc. Click the Download button on the video to download the video you want.


Step 4: Manage the video

After clicking the Download button, you can check out the downloading video in the “Downloading” Tab, and when the download is finished, check it out in “Downloaded” Tab.


Part 3: Download YouTube Video to MOV with Freemake Video Downloader

Besides Leawo Video Downloader, there are also some other tools that you can use to download YouTube videos easily. For example, Freemake Video Downloader one of the good alternatives. As a download manager developed by Ellora Assets Corporation, Freemake Video Downloader is available for Microsoft Windows, and is a proprietary software that can download online video and audio with the support of both HTTP and HTTPS protocols. With Freemake Video Downloader, you can easily download online videos from multiple sources and save them as high-quality video files in your own computer. Now let’s have a look at how you can download a YouTube video with Freemake Video Downlaoder.

Step 1: Download Freemake Video Downloader and install it on your computer. At the same time, go to your video page and copy the video’s URL in your clipboard.
Step 2: Launch the program and click the “Paste URL” button. After clicking the button, paste the URL you have just copied in the URL box.
Step 3: After the video is successfully fetched by the program, you can then set a target folder to save the video and click the “Download” button to start the downloading.


Part 4: Download YouTube Video to MOV with FLVTO

Unlike the tow video downloader introduced above, FLVTO is an online video downloader tool instead of a standalone video downloader program. This online video downloader tool allows you to freely choose what format you want for the downloaded YouTube video, and can download the video without any other programs or applications. However, the format MOV is not supported natively in FLVTO. So if you want to download YouTube Video to MOV, you can download it as another format, and then convert the video to MOV according to the guides in the next part. First let’s see how you can use FLVTO to download a YouTube video.

Step 1: Visit the official website of FLVTO.
Step 2: Copy the URL of your YouTube video, and then paste it in the URL box on the FLVTO webpage.
Step 3: There is a dropdown button next to the “CONVERT TO” button. Click the dropdown button and choose whatever format you need for the offline YouTube video.
Step 4: Finally, click the “CONVERT TO” button. After that, the website will download the video to your computer.


Part 5: Two Ways to Convert YouTube Video to MOV

Now that we have downloaded the YouTube video to our computer, the next step is to convert the downloaded video to the format of MOV. Here are two different ways for you to do the YouTube to MOV converting task.

Convert YouTube Video to MOV Offline with Leawo Video Converter.

Leawo Video Converter is a professional video converter tool. Like Leawo Video Downloader, it is also professional, effective and user-friendly. With the advanced media converting technology, Leawo Video Converter can retain the best quality and the most detail in the final output result. In addition, if you are converting a video, you will be having the options to trim or crop the video, add watermark to video, convert 2D video to 3D, remove the noise in the video background or adjust the video performance parameters. Here is how to use Leawo Video Converter to convert your YouTube video to MOV offline.

Step 1: Download, install and launch Leawo Video Converter.

Step 2: On the main interface of video converter, click the “Add Video” button to import your source YouTube video. Another way to import the file is by directly dragging and dropping the file in the center of the interface.


Step 3: The default output format in Leawo Video Converter is “MP4 Video”. In order to change that to “MOV Video”, you have to click the “MP4 Video” area, then click “Change” to go to the format selection panel and select “MOV Video”.


Step 4: You can click the “Edit” button and go to the video editing panel to do various editing to the video before the conversion. Once you are done all of the editing operations, click “OK” to apply the adjustments and go back to the main interface. To start the converting process, click the green “Convert” button to call out the output settings panel, then set an output directory and click the “Convert” icon to start the conversion task.


Convert YouTube Video to MOV Online with Zamzar
Just like Downloading a video, you can also find an online tool for converting a video. Among all the online video converter tools, Zamzar is no doubt one of the most popular choices. It has a simple user interface, powerful video converting ability and a decent converting speed. If you want to convert your video to MOV online, Zamzar could be a great choice for you. Here is how to convert YouTube to MOV online with Zamzar.

Step 1: Visit the official website of Zamzar.
Step 2: Click the “Add Files” button to upload your source YouTube video.
Step 3: After your files is selected for uploading, click the “Convert to” dropdown button to select “MOV” as the output format.
Step 4: Finally, click the “Convert Now” button to start the conversion. Wait for a while till the conversion is done and you can download the converted file back to your computer.