YouTube.com is a great resource. YouTube allows users to freely upload, view, and even share video clips on blog or web site. With the supporting for HD video, YouTube becomes more and more popular among all the people who like share and watching videos. But because anyone can upload a video clip onto YouTube, to protect copyrights, YouTube encodes its video files in the Macromedia Flash format, which prevents viewers from downloading files and making digital copies.
At the same time, iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection. It organizes and plays your digital music and video on your computer. It keeps all your content in sync. And it’s a store on your computer, iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV that has everything you need to be entertained. Anywhere, Anytime!
But if we want to save the audio portion of our favorite YouTube HD videos to iTunes for syncing to Apple devices, what shall we do? In this article, I'll show you a few ways on how to download and convert YouTube HD videos to music file for transferring to iTunes on Mac.
Download YouTube HD Videos on Mac
There are several freeware and website that allow you to download YouTube HD videos on Mac for free, including Free YouTube downloader HD for Mac, saveyoutube.com, vixy.net and KeepVid.com etc. You can also free download YouTube HD video with Safari Browser. However, the downloaded YouTube HD videos are mostly don't recognized by iTunes. Under this condition, if you want to transfer music from YouTube HD videos to iTunes for syncing, you need to convert the downloaded YouTube HD videos to iTunes supported audio formats like MP3, WAV, AIFF and M4A.
Convert YouTube HD Video to iTunes Audio Format on Mac
There are also many software or online website for converting YouTube HD videos to iTunes audio formats on Mac, a recommended software which can easily download and convert YouTube HD video on Mac is called: Enolsoft YouTube Converter HD for Mac.
With Enolsoft YouTube Converter HD for Mac - a handy Mac YouTube to iTunes Converter HD - you can download YouTube HD videos to iTunes with just a few clicks. You don't need to know about video formats or settings - just run the program, paste YouTube HD video URLs, and hit Start. Here are the easy steps.
1. Download Enolsoft YouTube Converter HD for Mac, install to Mac and run it
2. Add YouTube HD video URLs for downloading
Open the YouTube website, copy the YouTube URLs and click "YouTube Add URL" button to paste the YouTube HD URLs to Enolsoft YouTube Converter HD for Mac, simple click "OK" button to start downloading YouTube HD videos on Mac.
3. Select output formats for iTunes
When the downloading is completed, go to "Convert" part. Click the gear-like icon at the end of each content, click "Convert to" column and slide the mouse over "iTunes" to select a most suitable iTunes audio format. Some of the most popular iTunes audio formats includes: "MP3-MPEG Layer-3 Audio (*.mp3)", "M4A-MPEG-4 Audio (*.m4a)" and "AIFF-Audio Interchange File Format (*.aiff)" etc.
4. Start converting YouTube HD video to iTunes music file on Mac
The last step is to click the "Convert" icon to start converting YouTube HD videos to iTunes supported audio formats on Mac. When the conversion is completed, drag and drop the converted files to iTunes for syncing to Apple devices.
Try all the features of Enolsoft Mac YouTube Converter HD
- Free download YouTube HD videos (720p, 1080p) on Mac.
- Download and convert YouTube HD FLV videos and local FLV files to both HD and SD video formats on Mac, e.g. AVI, WMV, MOV, M4V, MP4, MKV etc.
- Extract soundtracks from YouTube HD videos on Mac.
- Download and convert YouTube HD videos for enjoy offline with many portable devices.