There are various ways we get access to videos every day: one can be via streaming an online video or going through a video hosting platform. Sometimes, saving such videos for offline viewing becomes attractive.

Usually, most people opt to save the YouTube videos as “offline videos” but you can’t easily share such videos with friends except through cloud storage platforms. 

In this post, I’ll show you the best ways to convert link to mp4. You can do this by using desktop software or an online converter. Read on to choose the best Video link to MP4 conversion method that’d work best for you.

How to convert link to MP4

First Method: DVDFab YouTube Video Downloader

DVDFab YouTube Video Downloader is a completely free add-on utility tool on DVDFab 10.

It is a fast and light weighted YouTube video link downloader or converter software that lets you download and convert YouTube links to MP4 without hassles.

To access and use the DVDFab YouTube Video Downloader, you need to download the latest version of DVDFab Video Converter. If you’re using an older version of DVDFab Video Converter, you’d need uninstall it completely and install this latest version to enjoy this feature.

How to convert link to MP4 using DVDFab YouTube Video Converter

First Step:

Launch the DVDFab Video Converter software, locate the utility menu option and click on it. Scroll down a bit and click on the YouTube Downloader option (allow this add-on to download in background).

Second Step:

On the address bar, paste the video link (if you copied it) into the provided space or simply type in When you paste the video link it takes you directly to the video page, then you’d have to continue from there.

Third step:

Play the YouTube Video and you’d notice a floating download button at the top left side of the window. To save the video on a custom/particular storage path, click on the folder icon at the bottom of the window and choose your preferred path. Otherwise, DVDFab will save the downloaded video on your PC default video path – C://users/PC/videos.

Click on the download button when you have chosen the storage path for your video and select your preferred video quality. The video will start downloading immediately.

Final step:

Toggle to the “Download” tab just beside the current tab you are working on, here you’d see the download progress of the video.

Usually, by default, the video would be downloaded in MP4 format. But just in case it didn’t download in this format, simply click “to Converter” button; it’ll take you the full converter window where you can easily convert your downloaded video to MP4 or any other format of your choice. See how to convert the downloaded MP4 videos to other formats like MKV, AVI, WMV and more with the video converter.

That’s all; your link has been successfully converted to a general video format and can be played on any media player.

Second Method: Using Online Video Converter

OnlineVideoConverteris an online tool that lets you convert online video links to any format of your choice. It doesn’t require any executable software download: just an active internet connection and you’re all set.

Here are the steps to converting a video link to MP4 with OnlineVideoConverter.

·         Copy the video link from YouTube, Vimeo or any other online video streaming site

·         Open/Visit the website -

·         Paste the video link on the space bar provided

·         Select the format (mp4)

·         If you need to access more video settings, click on the “More Settings” option. This is where you’d be able to set some preferences for your video.

·         Click on the “Start” button once you’re done and your video will be converted immediately.

·         Another window will show up with a download button attached to the converted video. Click on the download button and select where you want the video to be saved

Third Method: Using

This is another free online video conversion tool that lets you convert a video link to mp4 format. It is fast and accessible from any computer operating system as long as it can connect to the internet.

 After conversion, ClipConverter offers you a download link to the converted video. Check the steps below for the conversion procedures.

Steps to converting a video link to mp4 using ClipConverter

·         Copy the video link from the online website

·         Open the website - and paste the link in the space provided and click on start.

·         This tool analyses the link and displays the available downloadable files with different sizes

·         Choose your preferred size and click on download.

FourthMethod: Using Catch video

It is fast, easy and effortless downloading online videos with this free tool. It lest you convert link to MP4 or any other format of your choice. Catchvideo lets you download and convert YouTube video links to MP4 in just a few mouse clicks

How to convert link to mp4 using Catchvideo online media conversion tool

·         Copy the video link from the online platform

·         Open the website -

·         Paste the link in the space provided and click on “Catch”

·         Download the converted video afterward.

Fifth Method: Using video-download

This method is one of the easiest methods to convert link to MP4 in a few minutes. Video-Downloader is completely free and can convert video links from over 2000 online video streaming websites.

Steps to use video-downloader to convert link to MP4

·         Copy the video link from the source platform

·         Paste on the provided space on

·         Click on download

Automatically, your link will be converted to MP4 format while the offline download link will be given to you as well.

Wrap up:

Even though there other methods to convert link to MP4, these are the best methods to easily convert any video link to mp4. They are accessible irrespective of your computer operating system.

DVDFab YouTube downloader is visibly the only desktop software listed in this post because of its advanced features and functions. It comes with many other video enhancement features that isn’t commonly found elsewhere.