How to convert youtube video to iPad format on Mac
The iPad plays only a handful of video formats, none of which are
common for standard videos (AVI, MPEG-4). If you have ever
downloaded some YouTube videos, you may found that most of youtube
file is FLV video file. FLV is flash video format which does not play on
iPad unless directly connected to YouTube. To convert videos into an
acceptable iPad format, all which is needed for most cases is to use third
party program to accomplish the task.
If you are also looking for ways to watch YouTube on iPad, then you are
right here. In this article, I will introduce the following two parts.
Part 1- How to Download YouTube to iPad for Free?
If you're using Safari, there's an easy way to download YouTube videos.
Open the page with the movie and press Command-Option-A, which
shows the Activity window. If you're also loading other sites, you'll see a
list of them: scroll until you find the YouTube page and click on the arrow
to show details about what is being loaded.
You will certainly notice an element whose size is over 0.5MB (most of
the time, over 5MB). Double-click on it (even if it is still loading), and
Safari will download it. When the download is over, navigate to the file in
the Finder (which will probably be called get_video) and add the
extension .flv to its name. Now you can play YouTube video on Mac with
VLC Player or QuickTime.
Part 2 -How to convert and Play YouTube Video on iPad on Mac
Since iPad can only read M4V, MOV, and MP4, to transfer and play
YouTube video on iPad, you need to convert YouTube video to iPad
compatible format that iPad can easily work with. To do this, you need a
Mac iPad Video Converter to do the job.
If you already got a video converter on your computer, then just follow
the step by step guide on how to convert YouTube video to iPad.
Step 1: load the target YouTube video
Click "Add File" button on the toolbar to import MOV videos directly
onto the interface.
Step 2: Make appropriate setting
Click "Settings" Choose "H.264" and all parameters will be automatically
set for h.264.
If you want to join several mp4 video clips together you can tick "Merge
into one file".