If you are not a YouTube Premium subscriber, then there will be no "Download" option for you to download videos from YouTube. Thus, when you are looking to download YouTube videos to MP4, you will need a third-party YouTube MP4 downloader, be it a desktop program, online video downloader, or browser extension.

Generally, a desktop program provides a more stable and safer service, an online MP4 downloader is more convenient to use, while a browser extension spares you from copying the video address. Each has its own advantages.

No matter which type of tool you'd like to apply, there are many choices. For you to download YouTube videos to MP4 easily and safely, there are three YouTube video downloaders that you are recommended to try.

Download YouTube Videos to MP4 with a Desktop Video Downloader

If you want to download YouTube videos as MP4, either to your PC, Mac, iPhone, or iPad, you can't miss the free video downloader as well as iPhone transfer software - EaseUS MobiMover. This tool allows you to download YouTube videos to your computer or iPhone/iPad directly, in the MP4 format. Other than YouTube, it also supports sites like Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, Dailymotion, and more.

To download YouTube Videos as MP4:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS MobiMover, choose "Video Downloader" and select the location to save the video.

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Step 2. Copy the URL of the YouTube video you want to download, paste it into the bar in MobiMover, then tap Download. 

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Step 3. After you click the "Download" button, MobiMover will quickly analyze the URL and download the YouTube video. When it has finished, you can go to your selected location to check the downloaded item.

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By following these steps, you can download videos from all supported sites. Whether you want to save Twitch clips to computer or download Facebook videos to iPhone, you can follow these steps to get things done. Even if you want to save MP4 from YouTube to your Android device, you can download YouTube videos to MP4 on your computer first, and then copy the video from computer to your Android via a USB cable.

Download YouTube Videos as MP4 with an Online Tool

If you search for "YouTube to MP4 downloader" from the Internet, you will see there are lots of online video downloaders for you to choose from. An online YouTube to MP4 downloader makes it quite easy to download videos from a website and spares you from software installation, which makes it attractive.

However, although most of them could help to download YouTube to MP4, their qualities vary. For example, some of them may redirect you to another page after you click the "Download" button, while others may have lots of ads. Given that, you should be careful choosing such a tool to apply.

Download YouTube Videos to MP4 via a Browser Extension

The two methods above need you to download YouTube videos outside of the site. While with a browser extension, you can complete the downloading process within the YouTube website. To download MP4 from YouTube, all you need is to add the extension to your browser, and then there will be a "Download" button available when you play a video on YouTube.

Like the other two types of tools, there are also many video downloader extensions that enable you to download MP4 from YouTube. Here I'd like to take the one called YouTube Video Downloader as an example.

To download YouTube videos to MP4:

Step 1. Go to visit the video downloader extension.

Step 2. Confirm your browser information and click "INSTALL VIA CROSSPILOT."

Step 3. Add the extension to your browser and restart the browser.

Step 4. Go to YouTube and play the video you want to download.

Step 5.  Now you should see there is a "Download" button under the video. Click the button to save the YouTube video to your computer or click the three dots next to it to choose other qualities available. (If you don't see the button, click the icon of the extension from the menu bar of the browser to download the video.)

How to download YouTube videos to MP4

The Bottom Line

Downloading YouTube videos to MP4 is the basic function of many video downloaders. Thus, it is quite easy to achieve. After you command these three methods, you will know how to download videos from most websites, be it YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, or more. Hope this guide could be useful to you.

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Daisy is the Senior editor of the writing team for EaseUS. She has been working in EaseUS for over ten years, starting from a technical writer to a team leader of the content group. As a professional author for over 10 years, she writes a lot to help people overcome their tech troubles.

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Myra joined EaseUS in 2017. As a big fan of Apple products, she mainly focuses on iOS data transfer and iOS troubleshooting tips. Meanwhile, she is expanding her knowledge and skills in other fields like data recovery and disk management. Myra is open-minded and likes both extensive and intensive reading. Other than reading and writing, she is also fond of mobile games and K-pop stars.

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