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How to Convert YouTube to M4V format in Windows/Mac

When you want to play your favorite YouTube videos on your Apple devices you may discover that just downloading doesn't allow you to watch the YouTube videos on your mobile devices. Tried a lot of things, but nothing seems to work? What you need is to convert YouTube to M4V format. The thing is you are not a computer geek and not really sure how to do it. Cheer up! This tutorial is going to show you how to convert the downloaded YouTube videos to Apple products supported M4V format with a piece of software that will do the job for you.

Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate is the software to give a shot. It is the best choice for you to finish the job accordingly and to insure that the video quality of the M4V format is high. It can also be used to convert other kinds of formats to different one, like AVI, WMV, FLV, MKV, VOB, MOV, MP4 and more. Editing the video is another advantage of this YouTube to M4V converter. You can customize the video as you like without any hassles.

Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate is an application runs in Windows (Windows 8). Don't get worried if you use a Mac. The program has its Mac equivalent tool - Aimersoft Video Converter for Mac. It is specially designed for Mac OS (Mountain Lion) and also offers optimized presets for Apple devices and programs like Final Cut Pro, iMovie and more.

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How to convert YouTube video to M4V format the right way

The steps presented below take the Windows version of Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate for the example to show you how to convert a YouTube video to M4V format. The steps are similar in the Mac version.

1 Add YouTube videos to be converted

Run Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate. Then click the button "Add Files" to load the YouTube video you want to convert. At this point you have an option to see the loaded files in the right and even make snapshots of interesting parts of the video.

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2Choose format and destination

After uploading the file into Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate you need to select the output format and where the new file will be created. For this go to "Output Format" and choose M4V as the target format from the “Video” category. If you want the destination of the new file to be the default folder then this is everything you need to do. If you want to change the destination of the new file, go to "Output Folder" and choose where you want the file to be created.

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3Begin the conversion

There is one more thing you can do before pressing the start button. If you want to make this new file for a specific Apple product, you can go to "Apple" tab and select the exact type of iPhone, iPad to optimize the new file for it. After this, the only thing you need to do is to press the Convert button and start to convert your video.

It will probably take some time, which depending on the original video size. After the conversion is done, just go to the destination you selected, find your file and enjoy watching.

Below is the video tutorial on how to convert YouTube videos to M4V format:

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