YouTube to iPad Converter for Mac

How to rip YouTube movies & convert them for iPad Video on mac os

Here's a step-by-step tutorial on how to copy video files off and convert them for an iPod Video.

This guide article will show you how to download video content from numerous sites (YouTube, Google Video, etc) on Mac using two methods. With this guide, you will also konw how to convert and put YouTube videos to iPad with Mac (Snow Leopard, Mac OS Lion included).

iPad accepts mp4 video detail as follow:


iPad HD Video(*.mp4)

Video: Audio:

Codec: h.264 Codec: aac,

Size: 1280*720 SamplerRate: 48000hz,

BitRate: 4000kbps BitRate: 128000bps

FrameRate: 30.00fps Channel: 2


iPad Video H.264(*.mp4)

Video: Audio:

Codec: h.264 Codec: aac,

Size: 768*576 SamplerRate: 48000hz,

BitRate: 4000kbps BitRate: 128000bps

FrameRate: 30.00fps Channel: 2


iPad Video MPEG-4(*.mp4)

Video: Audio:

Codec: xvid Codec: aac,

Size: 640*480 SamplerRate: 48000hz,

BitRate: 2000kbps BitRate: 128000bps

FrameRate: 30.00fps Channel: 2


1. Using free online converter

The first method is using a website to convert youtube video to ipod or imovie for free, Of course, you can also convert other media videos. This is good for you when you only have one file to convert or you can’t install the programs necessary for conversion. My favorite is media convert.

You don’t even need to download the video file to your computer. Choose “Conversion from URL” , Enter the URL of the video to the box, choose the format you want to convert youtube videos to (iPad accepts mp4 video. So choose the format ‘iPad Video (*.mp4)), and Enter your email address , then click ‘I accept the terms‘. The output file will be sent to your mailbox after the conversion.

2. The Second Method is using Youtube to iPad video converter software to download and convert youtube videos to iPad on Mac OS X Lion.

Step 1. Download and Install YouTube to iPad Converter for Mac Lion

Launch Youtube to iPad for Mac installer and a wizard will guide you through the setup process.Youtube to iPad for Mac will automatically launch when installation finished.

iTube Main Interface

Step 2. Download YouTube Videos Opened in Safari
Launch Safari and go to The Download button will show up at the top left corner of the video when it is detected on the webpage. iTube Studio offers three options for you to download videos:

A) Click the button and let the YouTube download wizard to do the thing for you.

Download YouTube Video in Safari

B) Drag the URL to the iTube Studio for Mac dock icon to start downloading.

C) Go to Download menu and choose Enter a URL, then click OK

Enter URL to Download YouTube

Note: You can let this app run background to do the task of downloading and conversion, and watch more cool videos on YouTube. Add new task to the download queue with a single click. To check the download process or find downloaded videos in Library, click the application dock icon to bring iTube Studio Download window on screen.

iTube download process


1. Select the FLV videos you want to convert
Click Library on the left side of the iTube Studio window to see the downloaded videos on the right. Check the item(s) you would like to convert, either downloaded videos or FLV videos you added to the Library, and hit the Convert button at the bottom of the window.

Convert YouTube videos on Mac

2. Select iPad output format

YouTube to iPad Converter provides optimized presets for all generation iPads (iPad 2 included). Just select an output format for YouTube videos

according to which iPad model you have.

output formats

This process only lasts a few minutes at the most.

Tip: To save your time and trouble, it provides a list of useful presets: Apple devices including iPad, iPod, iPhone, Apple TV; Apple Software like iMovie, iDVD, Final Cut Pro; and a variety of players like PSP, PS3 Xbox 360, PSP, PS3, Nintento Wii, Walkman, Creative Zen, Sandisk Sansa, etc. You can use the default settings or tweak it according to your needs.

3. Start youtube to ipad video Conversion on Mac Lion
Use the default output path or set your own destination, and click OK to start conversion. To monitor the conversion process, click Conversion on the left side of the iTube Studio window.

Step 4: The Final Step
Now that the file has been converted, open the output folder and you can get the output files.The rest is up to you:
1. You can rename it and drag it into iTunes to put on your iPad.
2. You can email it to your friends so they can save it for themselves. 

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 November 2011 02:54