On October 4th, 2011, Apple unleashed its iPhone 4S. And today, Apple releases the next generation iPhone 5, the most amazing iPhone packed with incredible new features including Apple’s A6 chip for blazing fast performance and stunning graphics; a 4-inch Retain display; full 1080p HD resolution video recording; the world’s most advanced mobile operating system iOS 6; and upgraded Siri.
Since we can record 1080p HD resolution video with iPhone 4S/iPhone 5, it’s no doubt that we can enjoy a full time of high-resolution YouTube HD video playback with it. But we all know that the new iOS 6 won’t come along with a built-in YouTube app, so how to save YouTube HD videos to iPhone 4S/iPhone 5 for offline enjoyment? In this article, I’ll show you how to download YouTube HD videos and YouTube HTML 5 videos to iPhone 4S/iPhone 5 on Mac using YouTube Converter HD for Mac.
To download YouTube HD videos for playing back on iPhone 4S/iPhone 5, we’d better first learn some specification of what video and audio formats does iPhone 4S/iPhone 5 supported. Below are iPhone 4S/iPhone 5 supported video and audio formats:
Video formats supported by iPhone 4S/iPhone 5:
H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format.
Audio formats supported by iPhone 4S/iPhone 5:
AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV.
Step-by-step Guide on How to Download YouTube HD Video to iPhone 4S/iPhone 5
Step 1. Download & Run Enolsoft YouTube Converter HD for Mac
Free download Enolsoft YouTube Converter HD for Mac from Enolsoft official website and follow the installation wizard to install it to your Mac. Run it.
Step 2. Download YouTube HD video URLs on Mac
In the “Download” part, you can either click “YouTube Add URL” button or drag&drop YouTube URLs to its interface to add YouTube HD videos for downloading. Enolsoft YouTube Converter HD for Mac supports to download both HD and SD videos from YouTube, you are able to download multiple YouTube HD videos in batches on Mac. When you have finished downloading YouTube HD videos, go to “Convert” part.
Step 3. Convert YouTube HD videos to iPhone 4S/iPhone 5 friendly format on Mac
Click the gear-like icon at the end of each content to reach the output setting window. Click the “Convert to” column to select an optimized iPhone 4S/iPhone 5 format as output format from the format drop-down list. You can also customize the output video and audio quality by setting specific parameters like resolution, bit rate, codec etc. The last step is to click “Convert” icon to start converting YouTube HD videos to iPhone 4S/iPhone 5 on Mac.
Step 4. Transfer converted YouTube HD videos to iPhone 4S/iPhone 5 Via iTunes
When the YouTube HD video to iPhone 4S/iPhone 5 conversion on Mac is completed, attach your iPhone 4S/iPhone 5 to Mac, drag and drop the converted YouTube HD videos into iTunes for syncing to iPhone 4S/iPhone 5. After you have successfully transferred the downloaded YouTube HD videos from iTunes to your iPhone 4S/iPhone 5, you can now enjoy them everywhere as you goes with your iPhone 4S/iPhone 5.