Two Easy Ways to Import YouTube Videos to iTunes on Mac (Sierra)

"I find some wonderful YouTube MV (music video), but how can I download these music from YouTube to my iTunes?" It is well known that most YouTube videos are not supported by iTunes due to compatible issue. So it is hard to directly convert YouTube to iTunes and sync the YouTube videos to iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc. for playback on the go for Mac and iOS users. However, this issue is not too complicated to solve, 2 easy solutions are provided in this article to help you to download and convert YouTube FLV videos to iTunes on Mac OS X (macOS Sierra, EL Capitan, Yosemite and Mavericks included).

Part 1. How to Download YouTube to iTunes on Mac (macOS Sierra and EL Capitan included)

iTube Studio - YouTube to iTunes Downloader

Easily Download and Convert YouTube to iTunes:

To download YouTube video files and manage them on iTunes, iTube Studio for Mac would be a great helper. It can easily and quickly download YouTube videos on Mac (macOS Sierra and Mavericks included) and then convert them to iTunes supported formats, such as MOV, MP4 and M4V.

  • You can download YouTube music to iTunes or extract audio for iTunes.
  • You can use it as a YouTube to MP3 converter for iTunes to get music or audio from YouTube
  • It can download videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Myspace, Metacafe, and 10,000 more in one click or just with the video URL.
  • Download and convert YouTube videos or music videos to MP3 and support directly export the downloaded files to iTunes Library.

Download and Convert YouTube to iTunes Step-by-step

Step 1. Run YouTube to iTunes converter

Download and install this YouTube converter to iTunes. And then run the program on your Mac.

launch youtube to itunes converter

Step 2. Download your favorite YouTube videos in 1 click

Go to youtube.com. A "Download" button will show up at the top left corner of the video when it is detected on the webpage. Click the button and let the YouTube download wizard to do the thing for you.

1 click download youtube video

Step 3. Convert YouTube to iTunes compatible formats

Once you finish YouTube download, you can go to view the videos and click "Add to Convert List" icon in the "Downloaded" tab to import your video to "Convert" tab. As we all know, most YouTube videos are in FLV format, so if you want to import YouTube to iTunes, you must convert YouTube to iTunes supported format. To do so, click the "Convert" button in "Convert" tab and select iTunes compatible format, such as MPEG-4, AAC,AIFF, MP3, WAV, or M4A, as the output format. And then check "Export the output video/audio file(s) to iTunes" option and start the conversion.

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Step 4. Convert YouTube to MP3 iTunes

If you want to download and convert YouTube audio format like MP3 for iTunes, you should also import the video to "Convert" tab at first, then click the "Convert" icon and open "Audio" tab to select MP3 as the output format. Then check the option of "Export the output video/audio file(s) to iTunes". Lastly, click "OK" to start the conversion. Now you will have your YouTube videos in iTunes library. Have a trial.

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Video Tutorial to Convert YouTube to iTunes

Part 2. Convert Existing YouTube Videos to iTunes on Mac

If you already have download YouTube videos to your Mac (Yosemite included). You might have noticed that the format of your YouTube files is FLV which is not recognized by iTunes, i.e. you have to convert YouTube video to iTunes compatible formats like MOV, MP4 or M4V, if you wanna manage these files in iTunes.

To convert YouTube to iTunes, this professional yet easy-to-use iTube Studio for Mac gives you a hassle free experience. It offers you ultra-fast conversion speed, loss-less video quality, extremely easy conversion steps. You're also able to download video with iTube Studio.

Steps to Convert YouTube Videos to iTunes

Step 1. Import YouTube videos to the program

In the "Convert" tab, click the "+" icon to select your local videos from your Mac or PC computer.

how to import youtube videos to itunes

Step 2. Select an output format

Select an output format from the pop-up format window. If you want to upload the output files to your iPod, iPhone or iPad, you can select the presets offered.

Select an output format

Step 3. Start converting YouTube to iTunes

Click the "OK" button to start YouTube video to iTunes conversion, this FLV to iTunes Video Converter for Mac will get the rest done.

Select an output format

Part 3. Why You Should Convert YouTube Videos yo iTunes

YouTube and iTunes compare a lot in very many ways. Other than both platforms being a major source of entertainment for individuals across the globe, they compare differently on several metrics as outlined below.

• iTunes makes up for the fact that its services are provided at a fee by making sure that audio and video quality is very high. The quality provided is way more superior to that provided by YouTube for both its video and audio segments.
• The files available on YouTube are primarily very large given that the files are in a video format. This is so much unlike iTunes where the format is in Mp3 format, meaning that the files consume lesser disk space.
• Unlike iTunes, YouTube does not have any portable media players. YouTube also does not have any software for transferring YouTube files to different devices either.

An individual may however find various reasons to convert YouTube videos to iTunes format. The following are reasons why one may change YouTube videos to iTunes format.

• To save YouTube content to your iTunes account: YouTube being the most popular video content sharing website, has more content than iTunes, some of which may not be available on iTunes. This may force one to convert some of this content to iTunes format for you to enjoy the content.
• To avoid paying for content which may only be available for sale on iTunes store.
• Converting YouTube videos to iTunes format will enable you to manage your YouTube videos and manage them appropriately.
• Converting YouTube videos to iTunes format will enable you to backup you favourite YouTube videos or audios using iTunes back-up facility.

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Mar 22,2017 10:56 am / Posted by to Convert YouTube

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