iTunes is used for playing and organizing digital music and video files and an interface to manage the contents on iPhone/iPod/iPad. If you want to transfer YouTube videos/music to iTunes library, either for organization or for importing to your iPad/iPod/iPhone/Apple TV/Mac mini, you need to convert YouTube videos or songs to iTunes friendly formats, like QuickTime MOV, Apple Devices formats MP4, MOV, M4V.
We love YouTube, and we can get information, fun etc. from those YouTube video files. Sometime we can find some awesome MV (music video) of our favorite artists. The only disppointing point is that we can't enjoy these YouTube videos offline. And as Mac users, we used to use iTunes to manage our media files including video files. So how to import these YouTube videos to iTunes so that we can put them on iPod, iPhone, iPad, etc. and enjoy them on the go?
Below is a step-by-step tutorial about how to download and transfer YouTube videos to iTunes on Mac OS X (Snow Leopard and 10.7 Lion included).
Preparation: Free Download and install iSkysoft iTube Studio for Mac, it will automatically launch when installation finished.
: Download YouTube Videos/audios on Mac OS X
Browse YouTube videos in Safari. Mac YouTube to iTunes Converter will automatically detect the playing videos. Click “Download" button at the top left corner to begin the downloading process.
Besides YouTube, YouTube to iTunes Mac supports almost all video-sharing sites are supported, like Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Break, Metacafe, MySpace, Gofish, etc.
: Convert YouTube to iTunes compatible format on Mac
* just click ‘Library’ option to check the item(s) you would like to convert, and hit the ‘Convert’ button.
* Output settings:
Choose output format- In the pou-up window, choose any video format (. *mov, *mp4, . m4v) )under ‘Apple Devices’ option, or Choose QuickTime (*. mov) as output format that friendly supported by iTunes.
Choose output destination- select a folder or use the default output path to store the converted videos
click OK to start converting YouTube to iTunes friendly formats on Mac.
Transfer YouTube Videos to iTunes
Launch iTunes, drag the output file to iTunes library or click “File" option to Add Folder to Library, then the converted files from YouTube Videos can be imported to iTunes Library at once.
YouTube Converter mac can run on Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard or Mac OS X 10.7 Lion on iMac, MacBook, etc.