YouTube is a fantastic platform to watch videos online. Although YouTube allows you to download some videos for offline viewing within their Android or iOS app (only if you have YouTube Premium, and only for watching in the same device that downloaded them), you'll need Viddly if you want to extract or download MP4 files from YouTube. It even works as a video converter for YouTube Shorts. Yes, and it's super easy to install and use Viddly, and it's 100% free of charge!
Click the button on the right to download Viddly's installer. You can install it like you would any other application by double-clicking the file. We continuously scan and monitor our servers to make sure that the download is secure.
Viddly provides several ways to select a video for MP4 conversion;
Unlike online YouTube to MP4 converters, you're not limited to downloading videos and converting them to MP4 one-by-one. Instead, you can download an entire YouTube playlist as MP4 with a single click of your mouse. Talk about ease-of-use! Imagine how much time this can save you when you're dealing with large playlists or an entire channel!
By default, Viddly will download MP4 files in 1080p quality, but you can choose to download in 4K or 8K if these are available. That's much better than online MP4 downloaders, which are limited to 720p!
Indeed, online YouTube to MP4 conversion websites, besides being slower and laden with intrusive ads, generally do not offer full HD quality MP4 downloads.
Why would you settle for low-resolution downloads when Viddly offers you the chance to convert YouTube videos to high-definition MP4 files faster and with fewer hassles?
Everyone's reasons will be different, but the most common reasons that our users have shared with us are the following;
There are plenty of websites that offer YouTube to MP4 conversion services, but all of the ones we've tested suffer from the same issues;
We've tested the top 10 most popular YouTube to MP4 downloaders. They all suffer from the same issues; intrusive or harmful pop-up or pop-under ads, limited privacy protection, and a lack of bulk downloading features. That includes YT1S, YTMP3, ClipConverter, YTMP4.Top, X2Convert, VideoMP3Convert, Keepvid, YouTubeToMP3, Videovor, YouTubeMP4.to, and FLVTO at the time of writing.
As you probably already know, YouTube is owned by Alphabet, the holding company that also owns Google. Guess what else Alphabet owns? That's right, the Android Play Store. Since Google doesn't want videos leaving the YouTube platform, they will never allow any Play Store apps that support downloading YouTube videos as MP4 files.
Apple is just as restrictive when policing their app store. Since they own iTunes and have a vested interest in preventing people from downloading any potentially copyrighted material, they remove any apps offering this functionality. It doesn't matter to them if you want a copy for personal use or under the fair use doctrine.
It's possible to jailbreak your phone to install a YouTube to MP4 conversion app. However, we wouldn't recommend this because it may void your warranty and brick your phone, or at the very least, it could severely compromise the security of your phone.
So what are you to do if you'd like to download a YouTube video as MP3 or MP4 on your phone? Keep on reading to see how Viddly can help.
With Viddly, it's a breeze to download YouTube videos as MP4 and then have them transferred to your phone automatically. All you need to do is the following;
That's it! All downloaded files will now sync to your phone. With Viddly, it'll just take a click or two for you to download an entire YouTube playlist in MP4 format. Still, suppose you'd like to automate this even further so that it requires no human interaction at all. In that case, you could use VDownloader to automatically download any new video that appears in a playlist or channel.