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How to Download Videos from YouTube to iPad (iPad 2, iPad mini)

YouTube offers millions of interesting videos to download. Want to download YouTube video for watching on your iPad on the go and are looking for a workable method? Now you're just in the right place! In this article, we will show you how to download YouTube videos to iPad for watching offline whenever and wherever you like. First, of course you need a YouTube downloader. Just note that most videos downloaded from YouTube are in FLV format while iPad doesn't support FLV. That means, to watch downloaded YouTube videos on iPad, you will also need to convert YouTube videos to iPad supported video formats.

Aimersoft YouTube Downloader is an easy-to-use online video downloader that runs on both Windows and Mac. It can download any videos from YouTube as well as various other video sharing sites like Hulu, Facebook, Dailymotion, Vimeo, VEVO, etc. to iPad (iPad 4, iPad mini, iPad 2) compatible format with fast speed. No manual transforming operation is needed since this downloader integrates "Download then Convert" settings, which will help to save YouTube videos to your preset format automatically.

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How to download YouTube videos to iPad

Install Aimersoft YouTube Downloader on your computer and follow the simple steps below to start downloading online videos to playback on your iPad now! Mac users who would like to download videos from YouTube to iPad on Mac can have a try on YouTube Downloader for Mac (Mavericks included).

1Seach the videos you like on YouTube

After running the program, you then need to open your web browser (Firefox, Chrome or Safari) and land on YouTube to search for the videos you want to download. Windows version is equipped with a built-in browser, which allows you to visit YouTube and other sites within the application. You can click Online Video to open the browser.

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2Download YouTube videos with a few simple clicks

When you play the video, there will pop up a Download button on the upper corner of video play window. Click it and choose a preferred resolution that you want to save the videos to the local computer.

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You can also download the videos by copying the video URL and clicking the Paste URL button on the right side of the interface. For Mac users, dragging and dropping the video URL to program can also add the videos to the download list.

Note: You can check the download progress by clicking the Downloading menu.

3Convert YouTube to iPad compatible format

When the downloads are concluded, you can hit the Finished tab to access to the downloaded files. Find the video you want to convert and then click the Convert button next to the video thumbnail. The window for output will be subsequently activated. Click Device > Apple and then select your device from the list.

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4Transfer the downloaded videos to iPad

When all videos are downloaded successfully, what you need to do now is to transfer the downloaded videos to your iPad. Here are the steps to save YouTube videos to iPad: Connect your iPad to your Mac and launch iTunes. Click My iPad on iTunes, choose "Manually manage music and videos" option in the Summary pane. Click File > Add File to Library on iTunes to browse your downloaded videos. And then drag the videos under Library to My iPad to transfer.

Below is a video tutorial on how to download YouTube videos to iPad on Mac:

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YouTube Apps for iPad

Of course, iPad can access YouTube via YouTube application. Simply tap the app, search on YouTube and you can watch any videos on iPad in no time. The only thing you need is a good Wi-Fi network connection.

YouTube app for iOS

YouTube app is released by Google and aims to give Apple iPad/iPhone users a quick access to enjoy YouTube’s vast videos. You can search for videos with voice search and subscribe to channels with ease. Reading comments, sharing videos to Google+, Facebook and Twitter are all in the support list. Please note that this YouTube app download requires an iPad running iOS 5.0 or later.

Video Tube Free for YouTube

With Video Tube, you can view YouTube videos directly on your iPad. It offers the favorite videos section, automatic country specific content, and history of the videos you have watched. You can watch any videos as you like, including all official music videos. Searching videos or channels is easy as the interface shows to you. This YouTube app is suitable for all iPad, iPhone and iPod devices!

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