How can I save YouTube videos to my iPad or iPhone?
With ClipGrab, it is very easy to save any video from YouTube, Vimeo or other sites to your iPad or iPhone.
Just follow the following steps and you can watch your favorite videos even if you don't have an internet connection.
Step 1: Install ClipGrab
First of all, you need to install ClipGrab on your PC or Mac. ClipGrab is a 100 % free and easy to use YouTube downloader and converter. Click on the button to initiate the download.
Step 2: Insert the video link into ClipGrab
After you have successfully set up ClipGrab, you can now launch the program.
Now you can insert the link to any YouTube video into ClipGrab. In order to do that, mark the link to the video in the address bar and hit Ctrl+C (or Cmd+C if you are on a Mac).
After that, you can switch to the ClipGrab window. In the “Downloads” tab insert the copied link into the input field. You can do this by hitting Ctl+V (or Cmd+V if you are on a Mac).
ClipGrab will now gather all necessary information about the video and you can proceed to the next step.
Step 3: Start the download
Before you start the download, make sure the “Format” dropdown box is set to “MPEG4” because this format is required for iPad/iPhone compatibility.
Step 4: Transfer the video to your iPad or iPhone
Now it's time to transfer the video to your iOS device. Connect the device to your computer and launch iTunes.
Click on the iPad or iPhone symbol in the top right corner of the iTunes window to get the device overview screen.
Transfer video without synchronizing your iTunes library
If you don't want to synchronize your iTunes library with the iPad in order to transfer the downloaded video, scroll down and enable the option “Manually manage music and videos”.
After you have enabled this setting, choose “On This iPad/iPhone” on top of the iTunes window. Then click on “Add to ...” on the top right. Another screen will appear and you can now drag any video from your libary or downloads folder directly onto the right part of the iTunes window where the labels “Music” and “Movies” are. The video will then be transferred and you can enjoy watching it on your iPad or iPhone whenever you like.