YouTube converters are fast becoming essential software. It’s no surprise since YouTube has grown to become a huge platform where nearly any and every video you can think of is available. Everything from songs to tutorials to professional videos and some rather weird stuff as well is available on YouTube. Since YouTube doesn’t provide a download option as such we have to depend on external tools to download and convert YouTube videos to our format of preference.
Apart from numerous online converters there are desktop converters that offer far more functions and options. There are options to convert YouTube videos into multiple video formats like MP4, AVI etc as well as audio formats like MP3. They can also be converted to play on devices such as iPod, Zune and PSP. So here are the top 5 YouTube Converters…
Top 5 YouTube Converters: FLV to MP3, MP4, AVI
DVDVideoSoft Free Studio 5
Free Studio 5 is basically a bunch of freeware by DVDVideoSoft bundled together to form the ultimate converter package. It not only converts YouTube videos to literally any video format available, but it also converts the videos into mobile device formats. Apart from this, basic audio/video editing features are available and there is an option to capture snapshots from any video as well. All video formats can be converted between each other and even into playback formats such as CD, DVD and Blu-Ray. The best part is that Free Studio is well, free.
Vixy FreeCorder 5
Vixy FreeCorder 5 is another free YouTube downloader and converter. It’s simple and easy to use, and works with other video sharing sites as well. There are options for converting YouTube videos into MP3 too. It features a linkgrabber, so all you have to do is put in the video permalink, select output format and you’re good to go! Videos can be converted into multiple formats such as MP4, AVI, WMV etc. If you’re using Internet Explorer of Mozilla Firefox you can also integrate Vixy FreeCorder into it for even easier downloads and conversions.
Any Video Converter Free
Any Video Converter is a free and easy to use YouTube video downloader and converter. It also includes a linkgrabber so you can input the YouTube video link and the software will download and convert it. Another interesting feature is that Any Video Converter Free can download and convert HTML5 videos as well. Output formats are AVI, MP4, WMV, MKV, MPEG, FLV, 3GP, DVD, WebM, MP3 and device supported formats.
ImTOO Video Converter
ImTOO Video Converter is a powerful software designed to convert any format of video into any other format including YouTube videos. It features a built in browser that documents most popular, top rated and recent YouTube videos and can download videos directly from there.. Once integrated into your internet browser, you can just right click on the video and download/convert it. Also included is a linkgrabber, MP3 output and support for all devices like iPod, Zune, Mobiles, PSP, Xbox 360, PS3 and much more. This versatile converter comes for 29.95$.
Xilisoft Video Converter
Similar to ImTOO Video Converter, Xilisoft Video Converter is also an all in one solution for downloading and converting all types of videos. It offers the same integration and linkgrabber like ImTOO and features fast conversion times. Multiple video and audio formats are supported including MP4, AVI, 3GP, WMV, MP3 etc. You can also drag and drop videos to begin conversion and after conversion options like shut down, sleep, hibernate are provided. The built in browser is also effective in finding the YouTube video you want. Xilisoft Video Converter retails for 29.95$.
Here were our Top 5 YouTube Converters and downloaders, which one do you use and prefer? Drop us a line and let us know!