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Basically i am going to teach you how to add youtube video's to your ipod in 4 simple steps.

downloads you will need

Mediastore FLV Player (optional)

Free video to ipod converter (Manditory)

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Step 1: Download Video

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Go to youtube and go to the movie you want to download go to the address bar and copy that link then go to which is a free online service which allows you to download youtube videos by pasting that link into the download bar then close the ad that will appear. Then look down below for a loading sign or a picture of the video then click download. I would download it to the desktop.Then the download will start.

Step 2: Rename

ok so when your download finishes you will have this thing called get_video or something. anyway rename it to be whatever you want and make sure you put.flv after the name so (e.g. xxxxxx.flv)

Step 3: Convert

Now this is where that free video to ipod converter comes in handy.Open it up and click input file, then click on your video and then simply click convert, then there it is, on the desktop you will find the video in mpeg4 format.if you click on it quicktime should open up and it should play your video. and if you keep that flv video you can play it with the mediastore flv player program simply by dragging and dropping the video on it.

Step 4: Actually putting it on the ipod

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If you have it (probablly) open itunes and go to File>import and then look for that video in the mpeg4 format, click on it then it should be imported into itunes and then drag and drop the file into your ipod.

Step 5: And your finished

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Thanks for looking! Please comment after you've read it and tell me what you think!
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ssu31 year ago
Is not that convenient if there are lots of youtube videos need to download, I would prefer some tool supports batch download such as this freeware.
darthbindy3 years ago
or, you can just go to and put the url in, then download, it and it will turn into mp3, i even downloaded a song from there while on ipod and still works.
Huntman005 years ago
it wont let me go to  because i have to take sum quiz thing and it costs like 10$
weirdo625 years ago
carrotman425 years ago
or just download with to get it to mpeg4 no converting needed
you can go to and download them in .flv and mp4
RA_12345 years ago
Good Stuff thanks
RA_1234 RA_12345 years ago
Do you know how to do the same thing but with some music files from other site you can stream?
sk8erdude (author)  RA_12345 years ago
No problem, In fact thank YOU! -Sk8erdude
so much better than Thanks for the instructable
doesnt work for me :(
edfel016 years ago
cool i'll give it a try
RGM La Paz6 years ago
HEy will the coverter put wmm files on my ipod
tyler12016 years ago
I use it doesn't need any download but it takes time before each conversion
but it costs
kalika237 years ago
is this illegal?
it is legal because when you agree to youtubes policy you give up your rights to copyright so now the public domain can copy it.
sk8erdude (author)  kalika237 years ago
No, it is perfectly legal i've downloaded many youtube videos. it's safe.
but you could get music videos and add them to your ipod when they are usually $2.00 (on itunes) so wouldnt that be illegal?
sk8erdude (author)  kalika237 years ago
ya it's still legal unless you go to a huge movie theaterand play it (basically it's ok for personal use)
ok thanks =D
it is legal as long as you dont download enything copywrighted if you do its infingement but noone cares anyway
But iTunes is missing a lot of videos, too, so...
jonnadee6 years ago
how come this worked the first time I tried it , but won't work now? I just get a pop-up that tells me my video is unrecognized....
jonnadee6 years ago
Yeah!! It worked!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I'm an oldster, not a techie, new to all this, and yet I could make this work! You rock!
sk8erdude (author)  jonnadee6 years ago
thx man you rock too
t32man7 years ago
if you go to they have a coverter that you can download. it's a one step conversion process and takes about 15 seconds a video. it seems much simpler than this one.
jonnadee t32man6 years ago
I tried that, and it did not work. That's why I'm here.
rachel6 years ago
sk8erdude (author)  rachel6 years ago
what don't you get?
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sk8erdude (author)  DELETED_max02117 years ago
Wow that's kool
JazzyTunes7 years ago
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sk8erdude (author)  JazzyTunes7 years ago
thanks for telling me (must eliminate competition)...Just kidding well i'm glad you liked my instructable -sk8erdude
Wow, thanks a load bro. I'm glad this works. I got that 'example' video you did on the thing, too. Nice. Good job
sk8erdude (author)  PunkboysaysBOMBSAWAY7 years ago
thx i'm glad you liked it
umm theres no audio? what went wrong?
sk8erdude (author)  babybackribs7 years ago
do you have your ipod on mute? mabe your headphones died maybe your video doesn't have any what video did you add if not there was probablly an error in the converting maybe you should try again if this doesn't help sorry
its cool i think i figured it out

same thing happens when you have a movie and you convert it to mp4 in iTunes--deletes sound in an effort to make you download video's from them.

i just download The Pretender video by Foo Fighters and it had no audio on my computer, everything was plugged in okay because i played another song wiht Quicktime that i already had and i could hear it...oh well

just go to you dont have to download anything _

thank you very much for this instructable this worked except for the audio bit for me
sk8erdude (author)  babybackribs7 years ago
Well I'm glad it worked out for you and thanks for commenting anyway!
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