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It's needless to stress how rich the collection of videos is available on YouTube. You will catch a glimpse of it if you have noticed how many of you want to download videos from the site.
However, when it comes to downloading YouTube videos, you will find there is no official way for you to save videos from YouTube onto your computer. Even if you have subscribed to YouTube Premium, you are only allowed to download videos from YouTube to your mobile device. Hence, when you are looking to convert YouTube to MP4 in HD quality, you will need another way around.
How Can You Convert YouTube to HD MP4
Fortunately, there are numerous third-party tools or services that will work to convert YouTube videos to MP4 in HD or other qualities, including desktop programs, online tools, and browser extensions. Generally, a desktop-based program is rich in its features besides YouTube video downloading. While an online tool or a browser extension is more convenient to use.
For you to get the YouTube video you like successfully, here I'd like to provide you with three ways to convert YouTube videos to HD MP4 using each type of tool.
Option 1. Convert YouTube to MP4 in HD Quality with Desktop YouTube Downloader
Support: 8K/4K/HD videos
The safe video downloader for PC - EaseUS Video Downloader is an effective choice for you to download HD YouTube videos. As long as the video source has the resolution, it could support video qualities as high as 8K. Moreover, it allows you to choose the target format between the source video format and MP4. Therefore, you can surely convert YouTube to MP4, either in HD or another quality. Besides, this powerful video downloader also enables you to convert YouTube videos to MP3, which is of great use when you need to extract audio from a YouTube video.
To convert YouTube videos to HD MP4:
Step 1. Launch EaseUS Video Downloader, put the URL of the YouTube video into the address bar, and then click "Search."
Step 2. The video downloader will parse teh video URL. Check whether it is the target video and then click "Download."
Step 3. Select the format and quality you need and click "Download" to start converting the YouTube video to MP4.
Step 4. Wait for the downloading process to finish. Afterward, you can check the video by clicking "Open."
Disclaimer: EaseUS does not advocate saving any copyrighted content from YouTube for commercial or other illegal intentions. Before you download videos, you'd better check whether it's legal to download YouTube videos.
EaseUS Video Downloader is also capable of downloading online videos and audio files from other sites like Facebook, Twitter, Twitch, SoundCloud, etc. The difference is that when you download items from these sites, you cannot choose the format or quality you prefer. Instead, the video or audio will be downloaded in its original format and the highest quality by default.
Notes: You will fail if you use EaseUS Video Downloader to download YouTube live stream since this advanced feature is not available in the tool currently.
Option 2. Download YouTube to HD MP4 Online
Online YouTube to MP4 downloaders may attract your attention by the convenience they bring. Indeed, they are free of installation and require no device storage. However, when you want to download HD YouTube videos with one of them, you may find it takes a longer time than most desktop YouTube downloaders. In addition, an online video downloader is always stuffed with ads or will redirect to other unrelated pages during the downloading process, which is undoubtedly quite annoying.
If these flaws don't bother you or you can find a clean and safe YouTube to HD MP4 downloader to apply, you can try this easy way to get the YouTube video you like.
Option 3. Convert YouTube Videos to MP4 in HD Quality with a Browser
Many online tools also have their counterpart in the form of browser extensions. A browser extension is even more convenient compared with an online YouTube video downloader. That's because you can save the YouTube video you need without leaving the YouTube website. Generally, such a browser extension will provide a download button for you near the video. By doing so, you can directly click the button when you play the video to save it for offline watching.
After some trials, I find the YouTube video downloader extension is really a good choice. To download YouTube videos with it on Chrome:
Step 1. Add the YouTube Video Downloader extension to your browser.
Step 2. Go to YouTube and play the video you want to download.
Step 3. Click the "Download" button underneath and choose a format and quality to download. (If you don't see the "Download" button, click the extension icon in the toolbox bar and then you will see all the download options available.)
The Bottom Line
The three methods above work to download most YouTube videos. But you may fail when you try to download any private videos. Actually, other than YouTube, private videos from other sites are also inaccessible for most of the video downloaders. Thus, don't be confused if you can't download videos that are private from YouTube.