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4Media YouTube to iPod Converter Guide

Updated October 29,2009

The step-by-step guide below will show you how to download videos from www.youtube.com and convert them to iPod/iPhone video files with 4Media YouTube to iPod Converter.

For your convenience, we divide this guide into three parts:

1. Download and convert YouTube videos to iPod in IE browser
2. Download and convert YouTube videos to iPod with the built-in YouTube Video Browser
3. Convert FLV video on the hard disk to iPod video

Tips and Tricks:

1. How to Download and Convert Online Videos in the Embedded Web Browser?
2. How to Download and Convert High Definition Online Videos?

Before you start, please download, install and launch 4Media YouTube to iPod Converter. Below is the first interface after launch.

How to download YouTube video to iPod

Part 1: Download and convert YouTube videos to iPod in IE browser

Step 1: Browse YouTube videos

Visit www.youtube.com with Internet Explorer browser and browse your favorite YouTube videos.

Step 2: Create a new task

Click "New Download" button on the toolbar to open the "New Download" dialog, and copy the URL of the YouTube video you want, then paste it into the "URL" textbox.

How to convert YouTube Video to iPod

Tips:

1. You can also drag and drop the video URL directly to the main window or to Drop Zone to create a new task.

2. Right click the YouTube video thumbnail or URL, and select "Download with 4Media YouTube to iPod Converter" option from the right-click menu, then the "New Download" dialog appears, and the video URL is automatically added into the "URL" textbox.

Step 3: Adjust the task settings

Adjust the "Destination", "Format" and "Start Task" options in the "New Download" dialog as below:

Destination: Click "Browse" button to open the "Browse For Folder" dialog box to select a folder for saving the output YouTube videos. You can check the folder's available space below the "Destination" field.

Format: Select an iPod/iPhone output format you want from the "Format" drop-down list. If you only want to save the original FLV video, then choose "FLV" as target format.

Start Task: The "Start Now" option is selected by default. If you don't want to start the new task promptly after clicking "OK" button, then set the option as "Manual".

Step 4: Start downloading and converting

Click "OK" button to close the "New Download" dialog, then click "Start" button on the toolbar to start the task.

If you set the "Start Type" option as "Start Now", then the selected video will be promptly downloaded and converted to the format you choose and saved to the folder you set in the Step 3.

How to download video from youtube to iPod

Part 2: Download and convert YouTube videos to iPod with the built-in YouTube Video Browser

Step 1: Adjust the task settings

Click "Tools > Settings" option from the main menu to open the "Settings" window, then click the "Task" tab and set the "Destination", "Format" and "Start Task" options in the "Task Default Configuration" area according to your own requirements.

YouTube to iPod Converter

Step 2: Browse YouTube videos in the built-in browser

Click "Browse videos" button on the toolbar or click "Tools > Browser..." option to open the "YouTube Video Browser" window, and use the filter buttons at the bottom to browse the YouTube videos by different categories: Recent Videos, Most Viewed, Top Rated, Most Responded, Spotlight Videos, Top Favorite, Watch on Mobile, Most Discussed and Rising Videos.

Download YouTube to iPod

Tips:

1. Type the keyword of your favorite videos into the "Search" textbox, and click the magnifier button at the right to start searching, then all the related videos will be listed in the browser.

2. Click the link below the video thumbnail, or right click the video thumbnail and click "Play" option from the right-click menu to open the web page with your default web browser and watch the YouTube video online.

Step 3: Start downloading and converting

Click the down arrow at the left top of the video you want, or drag and drop the video into the main window, or right click the video thumbnail and click "Download Video" option from the right-click menu to create a new task, then click "Start" button on the toolbar to start the task.

If you set the "Start Type" option as "Start Now", then the selected video will be promptly downloaded and converted to the iPod format you choose and saved to the folder you set in the Step 1.

4Media YouTube to iPod Converter

Part 3: Convert FLV video on the hard disk to iPod video

Step 1: Adjust the task settings

Click "Tools > Settings" option from the main menu to open the "Settings" window, then click the "Task" tab and set the "Destination", "Format" and "Start Task" options in the "Task Default Configuration" area according to your own requirements.

Step 2: choose the FLV files to convert

Click "New Convert" button on the toolbar to open the "please choose the files for convert" dialog, then choose FLV files you want and click "Open" button to close the dialog and return to the main window. The selected FLV videos will be added into the file list.

Convert YouTube Video to iPod

Step 3: Start converting

Click "Start" button on the toolbar to start the task. If you set the "Start Type" option as "Start Now", then the selected video will be promptly downloaded and converted to the iPod format you choose and saved to the folder you set in the Step 1.

Tips:

1. If your Internet Service Provider blocked YouTube site, you can bypass the firewall by setting the proxy server as below: Open the "Tools > Settings > Proxy" tab, choose the proxy server type, enter the address and port of the proxy server, and if necessary, enter the user name and password, then click "OK" button to return to the main window and retry the downloading.

How to put YouTube video on iPod

2. You can click "Start All" button on the toolbar to start downloading and converting all the files in the file list, and control the converting process by the "Pause", "Stop", "Pause All", "Stop All" and "Remove" buttons.

Download and convert YouTube to iPod

3. There're two modes to view the files in the file list: list and thumbnails. Click the "List" and "Thumbnails" buttons to switch the view mode.

Download and convert YouTube to iPod

4. If you set the "Start Type" option as "Manual", then before you start the new task, you can change the destination and format freely.

How to convert YouTube to iPod

How to Download and Convert YouTube Videos in the Embedded Web Browser?

Provide the embedded Web Browser. You can log on homepage of YouTube.com directly, find your favorite videos, watch videos on line as well as download videos.

Click on "Browser" tab on the left of window and then click Homepage button to open the homepage of YouTube.com and select videos to personal preference. Click on a video to play it in the window. If you want to download videos and save them on local computer, you can click "Download" button to add the videos into the downloading file list.

Tip: You can also adjust the resolution ratio in the opening videos according to your needs to make videos clear.

Download YouTube HD to iPod

How to Download and Convert High Definition YouTube Videos?

You are free to choose the resolutions of videos and download YouTube HD videos to local computer.

Preview a HD video in the embedded web browser. During the preview, click "Resolution" button and select needed resolution in the menu. Click on the "Download" button on the toolbar to create the downloading task and start downloading HD video.

Convert YouTube HD to iPod

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