Android phones and tablets are well equipped with all kinds of apps to satisfy any whim. However, YouTube apps are one of the most asked about. Sometimes slow connections or the complete absence of the Internet makes Youtube useless. So the only way out is to use Windows desktop apps to convert YouTube videos to the format compatible with Android gadgets. Here is a roundup of the most helpful ones.
Although this software mostly concentrates on video download (the list of supported websites exceeds fifty) it has a built-in YouTube converter which lets you convert YouTube flash videos to Android-compatible format on the fly. The program is totally free – no time or feature limitations, no advertising – that’s a big plus! It has a nicely designed intuitive interface which requires .Net 4.0 Framework to be installed.
This is a handy tool with a great deal of profiles for almost any Android-based phone – Motorola, HTC, Samsung, Sony Ericsson. The problem is that it doesn’t accept YouTube links – only PC-based videos, so you’ll need to look for extra tools to download YouTube videos first. To register the version, you’ll need to pay $29.95. The program also leaves a watermark on the output video.
At the first sight, the software frightens you with too much advertising, but the needed functionality is still there. To download YouTube videos, you’ll need to launch the YouTube Downloader tool, and only then select the model of your Android phone and convert it. It works well, but with some occasional errors in the output path settings.
The program allows users to input only videos and DVD – no YouTube links! The plus is that it has a lot of presets for Android phones: HTC Touch, Diamond, Legend, Dream, Motorola Droid, Samsung and others. The full version costs $49. No disadvantages with the output file, and it fits the chosen device very well.
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Irina Kushnikova is a software enthusiast writing about popular multimedia apps – photo editors, video converters, andYouTube downloaders. She’s an amateur photographer and runs a blog about popular photo editing software together with friends at Photosoftwareblog.