Free ways to Convert YouTube videos to MP4, AVI, WMV, MP3

Just visiting youtube.com, you can not only build personal channels to share your favorite videos, but also discover the most popular videos in many fields or topics including comedy, film, gaming, entertainment and so on. There are tens of thousands of registered or non-registered users on YouTube. If you are one of them, sometimes you may like to convert YouTube videos to MP4, AVI, etc for offline enjoy on iPod, phones or editing on Windows Movie Maker.

As we know, there are many website services and desktop software which are available to convert YouTube videos to other formats. Here we would like to share 3 free methods with you.

Method 1: Convert YouTube videos to mp4, avi, mp3 etc free with videoripper.me

Videoripper.me, which is a website service , has the ability to convert YouTube, Vimeo, G4tv, Dailymotion, Metacafe and other well-known online videos to mp4, wmv, 3gp, mp3, and more video or audio formats with only URL.

All you need to do is to visit this online service and then bring the video url that needs ripping to the Rip box. Once you click Rip button, it will start to rip your desired video immediately.

Here is a video demo for ripping YouTube videos:

Method 2: use mediaconverter.org

It is a free online service too, but it has many limitations. The time to convert videos is a little long. For example, if you need to convert YouTube videos to AVI online, you need to click browse YouTube and enter the term to search the videos you like to convert.

Method 3: with ixconverter.net

It has similar design to videoripper.me. There is a convert area where requires you to put video url to convert YouTube videos.

Compare the 3 ways:

By comparing the 3 ways to convert YouTube videos, you will discover easily that the best one is videoripper.me. Why? We can compare them from 3 points:

The user-interface:

Although all of them use buttons to realize their functions, the big and colorful Rip button on videoripper.me tells you how to start to convert online videos most directly and easily. And if you need to convert local videos to frequently-used video or audio formats, just click convert local video files button.

The functions:

Videoripper.me supports ripping videos from Dailymotion, Metacafe and many popular video-sharing websites, while ixconverter.net allows you convert YouTube videos only and mediaconverter.org is reported for many failed conversions from YouTube.

Price and limitation:

Both videoripper.me and ixconverter.net provide totally free services for users to convert videos, but you can only have 5 free conversions on mediaconverter.org.