Top 5 YouTube Video Converters for Mac

Diana Joan

Nov 04, 2014 08:56 am / Posted by Diana Joan

When enjoying videos downloaded from YouTube on mobile devices, or upload videos shot by your camera or smartphones to YouTube, you may encounter the conditions where the downloaded the YouTube videos cannot be played and the uploading just does not work well. So a video converter for YouTube is absolutely necessary no matter you’re a Mac users or Windows user.

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Top 5 YouTube Video Converters for Mac

1. Pavtube Video Converter for Mac

Pavtube video converter for Mac can input and output various videos for mobile devices like iPads, iPhones, Samsung Galaxy Note series, Kindle Fire series, Sony Xperia series, game consoles like Xbox 360 and Sony PS4, media players like Western Digital series, TVs, etc. It will be a good choice and ripping tool to convert YouTube videos and any other SD and HD videos just for free playback and better enjoyment.

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Input various SD and HD videos
Output considerable video formats for different devices
Claim the ability to edit videos before conversion (trim, crop, add watermarks, special effects, audio adjustment, insert subtitle)
Split and merge videos before conversion
Output formats compatible with editing systems like FCP, iMovie, Adobe Premiere, Avid MC, etc.
Provide original preview and output preview for precise editing
Batch conversion supported


Download Windows version.

2. HandBrake for Mac

HandBrake is a free video converter that can help you convert YouTube videos downloaded or need to be uploaded, and those common video files, Blu-ray and DVD discs to common formats.

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Free video converter that everyone can reach it
Perform basic conversion to meet daily demands

Limited input file types
Can’t handle Blu-ray and DVD resources with copy protection
Limited out file types
Lack the ability of editing input files
Can’t output formats supported by NLEs.

Download Windows version.

3. MPEG Streamclip for Mac

In addition to converting YouTube videos, MPEG Streamclip can perform more tasks. You can use it to open most movie formats including MPEG files or transport streams; play them at full screen; edit input files; convert videos into muxed or demuxed files; output QuickTime MOV, AVI, DV and MPEG-4 files so that you can easily import and edit them in Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Toast 6, 7, 8.  

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Support converting various input formats
Enable you to edit
Convert media files to muxed or demuxed files


Sometimes may deliver poor and unsuccessful conversion
No Apple ProRes option in output
Sometimes fails to open some video types

Download Windows version.

4. FLV2iTunes for Mac

FLV2iTunes can convert most video formats like WMV, XVID, DIVX, FLV and AVI to iTunes, iPod, and iPhone supported formats.

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Easy to use and just drag and drop files to start conversion
Work well with iTunes
Allow for video resize

Conversion not always successful
Can’t edit input files
Not support batch conversion

5. Kigo Video Converter

Kigo Video Converter help download and convert videos from video websites like YouTube, Dailymotion, Metacafe, Facebook, Dailymotion, Vevo, Howcast, liveleak,myvideo, nicovideo, etc. It also supports converting all popular video formats including flv, MPEG1, MPEG2, MP4, 3GP, 3G2, MOV, AVI, M2TS, MPEG TS/TP (for HD Video), M4V, etc. It features rich editing functions like trimming, cropping, splitting, merging, adding watermarks, special effects, etc.

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Support converting all popular video formats
Extract audio from video
Download videos from video websites
Able to edit input files

Not mentioned

Download Windows Version.

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