Like most internet users, I love spending time on YouTube and I even have my own favorite channels and specific videos which I refer to on a regular basis. If your like me you would prefer a way to download YouTube videos right? In addition, why not back them up too, for example to DVD? I find it more reliable to keep my favorite videos on discs rather than online, so burning YouTube clips to DVD is a perfect solution. Since most of my videos I frequent are in HD, it’ll be nice to view them on a big screen.
Writing about DVD burning software for already 10 years, I can say that there are really few tools which can cope with the task of burning YouTube to DVD. The regular practice is to download YouTube videos with some download manager and then use a DVD burner software to copy clips to DVD. Not long ago I was reviewing Freemake Video Converter, a free and quality tool to convert videos to and from different formats without any hassles. The fact is that besides video conversion, Freemake is also remarkable for its downloading and burning features. Thus, with this tool one can easily get YouTube videos directly to DVD, without running any additional software. With Freemake, I managed to fit all of the videos from a specific YouTube channel (25 videos) onto one DVD disc. It only took me 15 minutes do to this!
How to Burn YouTube to DVD
Watch the video tutorial from the Freemake team describing the process of YouTube to DVD conversion.
The basic steps to record YouTube videos to DVD are the following:
- Download, install, and run Freemake Video Converter.
- Go to the YouTube video page you’d like to burn to DVD and copy its link.
- In the converter’s window press the button “Paste URL”. Add other videos in the same way.
Note: With Freemake Video Converter, it’s possible to burn up to 20 hours of video to a standard DVD and 40 hours to DVD-DL, nice huh?
Click “to DVD” on the formats panel. You may use the default parameters or change DVD title, menu, video system (PAL, NTSC), aspect, and audio settings. Pay attention to the output quality indicator: if it’s yellow or red, you’d better reduce the duration of input files.
- Insert a blank DVD and press “Burn”. Voilà, the DVD is ready!
Alongside with YouTube, Freemake Video Converter can rip online video from Facebook, Vimeo, TubePlus, Dailymotion, and 40 more sites. Also it will convert files to AVI, MP4, MKV, WMV, Blu-ray, FLV, SWF, 3GP, MPEG, MP3. The best part about this software is that it is totally free!
So really that’s all it takes to download any internet video, convert it to a DVD format, and then finally burn to a DVD from which you can then take to any DVD player for playback. Try it out for yourself and let me know how you come out with it in the comments section below.
Pro Tip: For those who love downloading music from YouTube, I also recommend YouTube Converter, Freemake Video Converter sibling. What differs it from other YouTube software is its unique option to rip original YouTube audio without re-encoding and quality loss. Just use “Extract audio” option and download high quality music for your PC and mobiles (iPhone, iPod, iPad, PSP, PS3, PS Vita, etc.)
Convert YouTube Videos into MP3
The Internet has changed the entire music industry. Does anyone buy CDs anymore? Sites like Napster and other file-sharing services created a generation more familiar and comfortable with downloading singles quickly and conveniently than walking into a store and purchasing physical media. From there, iTunes, Amazon and other online merchants made buying tracks easier, safer and more affordable. The online music industry changed again with the widespread acceptance of YouTube. When experts are now asked what the biggest name is in online music, they usually reference this streaming video service rather than iTunes, Amazon and others. The only issue is there’s been no way to download songs from YouTube.
For Internet users, YouTube is essentially a giant jukebox. It’s the world’s largest on-demand service for music. Just enter the name of a song and you can listen to it and watch the video on your computer or smart phone. But you have to stream it. While sites like iTunes and Amazon allow the music files to be downloaded, YouTube users are tied to the site for content and have to stream every time they want to listen. That has changed, however, and now there is a way to convert videos on YouTube to files that can be played on mp3 players or iPods.
[adsenseyu1]YouTube to mp3 is an easy, reliable Australian website for converting music videos found on YouTube into mp3 files you can actually take with you. With this service, there’s no more only listening to music in front of your computer. There’s also no more wasting your smartphone’s data plan gigabytes and airtime streaming YouTube videos directly to it. With YouTube to mp3 web surfers can convert a YouTube video to an mp3 file in mere minutes. Mp3 files can then be transferred to iTunes for use with iPods or any of Apple’s other popular portable devices.
The way sites like this work is very simple and user-friendly. Just go copy the URL of the YouTube video to convert to mp3 and go to www.youtube-to-mp3.com.au and click the “help” tab. From there, paste the URL into text box and click “Convert Video.” In a few minutes, the site converts the video to mp3 format and makes it available for download. You can then click the “download” link and move the file to iTunes, your hard drive or your mp3 player. It’s an easy way to make your favorite YouTube music portable.
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