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How to Upload, Download and Convert YouTube Videos

YouTube is one of the most popular video-sharing websites on the Internet, on which users can upload, view and share videos. Equipped with Adobe Flash Video and HTML5 technology, the YouTube perfectly displays a wide variety of user-generated video content, including movie clips, TV clips, and music videos, as well as amateur content such as video blogging, short original videos, and educational videos. Most of the content on YouTube has been uploaded by individuals, however, media corporations such as CBS, the BBC, etc, also offer some of their material via the site, as part of the YouTube partnership program. Generally speaking, unregistered users can watch videos, while registered users can upload an unlimited number of videos. This article aims at giving a brief introduction about how to upload, download and convert YouTube videos.

File Formats Supported by YouTube

Generally speaking, YouTube supports most video files, however, it has preference. It prefers to WebM Files, MPEG4, 3GPP, .MOV, AVI, MPEGPS, WMV, and FLV.

How to Upload YouTube Video

Step 1. Sign-in to your YouTube account by clicking the “Sign In” menu button located on the YouTube home page (if you are unregistered, you should create a YouTube account first).

Step 2. Click the “Upload Videos” menu icon located on the upper right-hand corner of the YouTube page.

Step 3. Enter a description of your video along with relevant keywords and “Tags” that will help others find your video.

Step 4. Choose the category and language for your video.

Step 5. Select the “Go Upload a File” menu button.

Step 6. Choose the “Public” or “Private” menu option.

Step 7. Click the “Save Changes” menu button to complete your upload.

How to Download and Convert YouTube Videos

Here we humbly recommend you a reliable YouTube video downloader & converter – CloneDVD Studio YouTube Downloader, which is a 100% freebie and allows users to download and convert YouTube videos to portable devices at blazing speed while keeping high quality. See more below.


Step 1. Download and install the total free CloneDVD Studio YouTube Downloader.

Step 2. Run the YouTube Downloader and insert the YouTube video URL to download or click the “open” button to add YouTube video files from hard drive to convert ( if you want to download YouTube videos with Conversion, then check the “ Download with Conversion “ button).

CloneDVD Studio YouTube Downloader-1

CloneDVD Studio YouTube Downloader

Step 3. Click “Browser” to select the folder to preserve the downloaded or converted YouTube videos. And specify the target video format or portable devices by clicking the drop-down list of “Convert Video to”. Here we specify: Apple iPad”.

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CloneDVD Studio YouTube Downloader

Step 4. Click “Start” button to download and convert YouTube Video to MP4.