How to convert downloaded YouTube videos to MOV videos freely

June 4, 2012 / Posted by Irene on Video/Audio Tips

Now, as you have downloaded videos from YouTube with the help of video downloading tool, like the Mac Free YouTube Downloader, you may want to do more things than just watching, like to edit downloaded videos with Apple’s iMovie, play it back on QuickTime, etc. But you would get disapppointed as these apps could not recognize your downloaded videos. You need to first convert YouTube video to other formats that are friendly with these apps, like MOV.

Leawo YouTube to MOV Converter could easily convert YouTube to MOV videos for playback on Mac players. This YouTube to MOV converter could not only convert YouTube to MOV, but also videos in other formats to MOV. By converting YouTube to MOV, you can watch and edit YouTube videos freely with different apps. For Mac OS users, Leawo null would convert YouTube videos to MOV on Mac for you.

The following guide would show you how to convert downloaded YouTube videos to MOV videos:


Import source video files

Launch Leawo YouTube to MOV Converter and import source YouTube files by clicking Add Video button (Click button or drag-and-drop source files on Video Converter for Mac).

Choose output profile

ChooseMOV as output profile in Profile panel. (on Mac YouTube to MOV Converter, click the icon before 3D button to enter Profile panel).

  • You could change output file parameters by clicking settings button next to the Profile frame: Video Codec(choose according to your destination utility), Audio Codec, Aspect Ratio, Bit Rate, Video Size (you can choose from the provided options or manually input the size you prefer), Frame Rate, etc.

Convert YouTube to MOV videos

Convert YouTube to MOV videos freely by clicking the convert button. After the conversion, you only need to transfer the converted files to video editing tools for unlimited editing.

Video GuideSoftware

Leawo Video Converter

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Convert videos to various formats for more convenient enjoyment.

Platfrom: Windows 7/Vista/XP


Extended Knowledge

MOV video file is common multimedia format often used for saving movies and other video files, uses a proprietary compression algorithm developed by Apple Computer, compatible with both Macintosh and Windows platforms. The format specifies a multimedia container file that contains one or more tracks, each of which stores a particular type of data: audio, video, effects, or text (e.g. for subtitles).

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