Most YouTube fans would like to enjoy YouTube videos on their computer or mobile devices offline at anytime. How to capture YouTube video on computer or download favorite YouTube videos or music videos for storage or sharing with others become the universal problems. If you are searching for the answers for these issues, we here can help you capture YouTube video to computer (Mac or Windows) and even on mobile devices like iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5, iPad, iPod, PSP, etc.
The Best YouTube Capture Software
We highly recommended iSkysoft Free Video Downloader for Mac (or iSkysoft Free Video Downloader for Windows) to capture any YouTube video you want. It is free software that will help you in recording your YouTube videos directly on your Mac (macOS Sierra, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, 10.11 EL Capitan, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion, and Snow Leopard) and Windows 10, 7, 8, XP and Vista. With this free YouTube downloader, you can capture YouTube HD videos and VEVO videos for free at 3X faster speed.
See More Features of This Free YouTube Downloader:
- One click download videos from YouTube and 10,000+ more sites in high quality.
- Download all videos in a YouTube playlist or Lynda playlist.
- Capture YouTube videos with just the video URL.
- Convert videos to any video/audio formats.
- Record video from Netflix, Hulu, Hollywood movies, etc.
- Transfer videos to iPhone, iPad and Android directly.
Steps for captureing YouTube videos for free
This YouTube video capture software is a easy-to-use YouTube downloader. All you need to do is to download, install, and run it. This video recorder will help you to record and capture YouTube video in no time.
Step 1. Install and launch the program
The installation is very simple with the help of on screen prompts. After the installation process, the YouTube capture will launch automatically.
Step 2. Capture YouTube video or music video for free
Now go to YouTube.com and play the video you would like to save. When the video is playing, this iSkysoft Free Video Recorder will provide you with a "Download" button to start capturing YouTube videos to your computer.
Alternatively, you can simply copy and paste the YouTube URL to the program to download the video. Or you can drag and drop YouTube video URL to the program to initiate YouTube video capture.
Step 3. Convert YouTube video to iPhone or Android
You should remember that all the original YouTube videos are in FLV file format, which cannot be played on almost all portable devices. You should have to convert your captured YouTube videos first from your computer to the universal MP4 file format, and it is then ready to be transferred on any of your portable device, such as iPod, iPad, iPhone, PSP, PS3, and more.
To convert YouTube videos, you first need to add the downloaded YouTube videos to the "Convert" menu. You can do that in the "Download" menu and open "Downloaded" tab to click "Add to Convert List" icon.
And go to the "Convert" menu and click the "Convert" button to select an output format to convert the videos to another format or device.
Step 4. Transfer YouTube video to iPhone or Android
After the conversion, you can go to the "Transfer" menu and connect your device to the computer to transfer the video to your iPhone and Android devices.
With iSkysoft iTube Studio for Mac (or iSkysoft iTube Studio for Windows), you can not only record and capture video from YouTube on Mac (macOS Sierra and OS X 10.10 Yosemite) with high quality and fast speed, but also can directly capture YouTube to iPad, iPhone, iPod, Android devices, or any other devices. So you can play YouTube on the go.
With powerful yet easy to use capturing and converting features of iTube Studio for Mac, you can play and watch the recorded and captured YouTube video offline everywhere you go, and share and spread them with your family and close friends. Have fun and enjoy watching your recorded videos!
Video Tutorial on Capturing Video from YouTube
You might find some online tool to capture YouTube video online. However, this online solution will come with many limitations like only 1 video can be support at a time, reduce the video quality, limit the video size, or support less output format. While iSkysoft YouTube capture will help you to download multiple videos at one time, keep the original video quality and make YouTube video playable on almost any devices and editable with video editor. See the detailed comparison chart here.