Convert and save your favorite YouTube videos, or supposedly any online video, to a wide variety of playable video files for use on your computer, media player or mobile device with the website Movavi.
While you’re at it, you can upload your own video files that need converting to another file type, without any software to install or complicated settings to remember.
The site is clean, simple and ad free, as the only product Movavi is pushing is their own suite of desktop video utilities. You can convert up to 5 files or 100mb at a time, with a max time of 10 minutes each, and it even gives you the option to merge all of your files into one seamless video file. Simply enter the YouTube URL links or upload files, choose your output format, enter your email and click “convert!” (I would recommend using your junk email address, as its unknown how Movavi archives or shares it.) Leave your browser window open for a brief ‘converting’ progress bar for each of the videos, and then they’ll email you a link to where you can download the finished results!
I converted three YouTube videos to iPhone video, which took about ten minutes to wait through the ‘converting’ progress bars, then received the download link in about 30 minutes.
The files play flawlessly on my iPod Touch so I can recommend Movavi to anyone who has been looking for a way to save online video on their local machine or convert for use on their mobile device.
UPDATE: Upon closer inspection, the video files did not play flawlessly, or at all, on my iPod Touch. They required an additional, lengthy “Convert for iPod” from within iTunes. So, I would look elsewhere for converting local video for your mobile device, but Movavi still has my thumbs-up for a no-hassle way to get your grubby hands on your favorite YouTube videos.
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