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Our youtube to mp4 converter is extremely fast and easy to use! Just follow these steps:

  1. Copy the Youtube link;
  2. Paste it into the box;
  3. Press the convert button.

After these steps, several conversion options are presented, which allow you to download the video in MP4, MKV or WEBM in different compression formats. Please note that the higher the quality of the video file, the larger the final file size. When choosing one of the formats to download, a new window may open with an advertisement that should be ignored. In this case, you must press the button again to download the desired format.

Facts and Curiosities

YouTube was founded by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim, who were all early employees of PayPal. Hurley and Chen said that the original idea for YouTube was a video version of an online dating service, and had been influenced by the website "Hot or Not". They created posts on Craigslist asking attractive females to upload videos of themselves to YouTube in exchange of an $100 reward. Difficulty in finding enough dating videos led to a change of plans, with the site's founders deciding to accept uploads of any type of video. Karim said the inspiration for YouTube first came from Janet Jackson's role in the 2004 Super Bowl incident when her breast was exposed during her performance, and later from the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Karim could not easily find video clips of either event online, which led to the idea of a video sharing site.

Because of the similarity of the names, some think that MP4 is the evolution of the already popular MP3 format. But in reality, these are very different technologies. MP3 (MPEG-2 Audio Layer 3) is an audio codec, while MP4 (MPEG-4 Part 14) is a single file standard used to simultaneously contain audio and video. It is very similar to the popular AVI but has the advantage of allowing the incorporation of subtitles. Bearing in mind that this format may be encoded, that encoding may have been done by different types of codecs. It is common to find devices on the market that are designated as being compatible with MP4, but this generally just means that such devices are able to read video, unlike MP3 compatible devices that only allow to read audio. This format results from the evolution of the also popular Quicktime format.


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MP4 File Size Calculations

ResolutionBitrate1 minuteDuration per GB
480p (SD)500 Kbps2 MB8 hours
720p (HD)1 Mbps5 MB3.5 hours
1080p (FHD)5 Mbps20 MB50 minutes
4K (UHD)20 Mbps84 MB12 minutes

YouTube MP4 - Technical Steps

  1. Receiving video URL: The user enters the YouTube video URL in the program's search bar.
  2. URL Parsing: The program parses the URL to identify relevant information such as video format, quality, size and other metadata.
  3. Establish connection with YouTube server: The program establishes a connection with the YouTube server to gain access to the video. The connection is usually made using the HTTPS protocol.
  4. Video format identification: The program identifies the video format, which can be MP4, AVI, FLV, or another. This is important to determine which download algorithm will be used.
  5. Compatibility check: The program checks if the video format is compatible with the user's device and if the video resolution, frame rate and other settings are supported.
  6. Download algorithm decision: The program decides which download algorithm to use based on the video format. For example, MP4 videos can be downloaded using the "progressive download" algorithm, while FLV videos can be downloaded using the RTMP protocol.
  7. Download start: The program starts downloading the video using the selected algorithm. For "progressive download", the video is downloaded in several parts, while for RTMP, the video is streamed in real time.
  8. Error control: During the download process, the program monitors the connection to avoid errors. If an error occurs, the program tries to resume the download where it left off.
  9. Format conversion (optional): If the user chose to convert the video to another format, the program converts the video file to the desired format. Conversion can be done during or after download.
  10. Security Check: The program verifies that the video file is safe and free from malware before allowing the user to save it on their device.
  11. Save the video file: Once the download is complete and the video file is converted (if necessary), the program saves the video file on the user's device.
  12. End of process: The download process is completed and the user can view or play the video file on their device.
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MP4 YouTube - Program Features

  1. The user interface of a YouTube video downloader should be easy to use and intuitive. It should have a search bar to enter the URL of the video, buttons to start and pause the download, and a list of downloads in progress. Also, it should have an option to choose the video format and quality before starting the download.
  2. The program should be able to download YouTube videos in various formats such as MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, FLV and others. Also, it should allow user to choose video quality including resolution, frame rate and bit rate.
  3. A good YouTube video downloader should be compatible with multiple operating systems such as Windows, macOS, Linux and mobile devices. It must have a version for each platform it supports to allow all users to be able to download YouTube videos on their devices.
  4. Download speed is one of the most important factors for a YouTube video downloader program. It should be able to download videos quickly, taking full advantage of the speed of the user's Internet connection.
  5. Sometimes it is necessary to convert the downloaded video format to be compatible with other devices or programs. In that case, a good YouTube video downloader should have the ability to convert the downloaded video format to other video and audio formats.
  6. YouTube frequently updates its platform, so it is essential that the YouTube video downloader is updated regularly to ensure its continued compatibility. This also helps maintain program security.
  7. It is important that the YouTube video downloader is safe and virus free. Some programs may contain malware, which can harm the user's device. Therefore, it is important to choose a reputable and reliable video downloader and only download from reputable sources.

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