Part 1: Why We Need to Convert YouTube to FLV?

You can watch millions of videos and audios on YouTube when your device is online. However, imagine when you take a plane for a travel or a business trip, go somewhere on a train, ship or go with friends or families to a remote place for a weekend. What can you do if you want to play back a favorite video from YouTube for a short while?

The answer is to download and save your preferred YouTube videos to your computer, or portable device. You may, then, need a YouTube converter to help you to extract YouTube videos to some formats that your portable devices specify for playback.

As we all know, FLV format for videos has the following advantages: smaller memory footprint, faster transmission speed and suitable to play on many players. Now how to convert YouTube to FLV?

 This article introduces two ways to convert YouTube to FLV, a desktop video converter software and two online YouTube converters.

Part 2: Convert YouTube to FLV via DVDFab Video Converter

DVDFab Video Converter is specialized in reading all video formats you can list and then converting them on your PC (Mac) to any formats suitable and playable on your target device, like iOS device, Android device. Besides, you can edit and create a styled visual content with the help of built-in video editor. The output quality is promised to keep as good as the original sources.

Both DVDFab Video Converter is integrated in DVDFab 12, a one-stop audiovisual processing software providing video converter, YouTube video downloader, and DVD copy, DVD ripper, DVD creator, and more. The following detailed steps show you how to use DVDFab YouTube Video Downloader and DVDFab Video Converter to download and convert YouTube to FLV.

Step 1: Download, install and open DVDFab 11, to get a 30-day free trial. Click “Utilities” module on the top of the main operating interface, and then click YouTube Video Downloader (please note this module is only available on the 32-bit version of DVDFab). Several seconds later, you will see a pop-up screen where you can search any YouTube videos you prefer to download in Online Video just like you do in YouTube website.

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Step 2: There appears a “Download” button on the left top in Online Video. You can choose different video resolutions to download, 1080P, 720P, 480P and 360P, etc.

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Step 3: Click “Download” tab beside Online Video to check the process of downloading. Once the downloading is complete, click the “To Converter” button to automatically add your favorite YouTube videos to FLV YouTube converter (DVDFab Video Converter) for further processing. Besides, “All to Converter” button is designed to automatically add more than one downloaded YouTube video to FLV YouTube converter.

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Step 4: In DVDFab Video Converter module, click the mode switcher in the left side to choose FLV format.

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Step 5: You can click “Advanced Settings” and “Edit” button to customize your FLV YouTube video as you like. Select the output directory in the bottom to save to. And then click START to convert YouTube to FLV.

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DVDFab Video Converter can read all downloaded and shot video clips or video data, and convert them to any formats for playback on your players or portable devices, like MP3, MP4, AVI, FLV, MKV, WMV. With built-in video editor, DVDFab Video Converter enables you to trim, crop, rotate and adjust the video files to create your own unique visual content.

Part 3: Convert YouTube to FLV with Online Free YouTube Videos Downloader

Besides DVDFab YouTube Video Downloader and DVDFab Video Converter, there are also some online downloaders/converters that can extract FLV from YouTube links. Now I introduce two converters for your reference.

1. is a free online FLV YouTube converter. After opening the website, paste YouTube link to the text box, choose FLV in format drop-down box, and then click START to convert YouTube to FLV.

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2. is also a free audiovisual converter to convert YouTube to FLV. Open this website and enter YouTube link to the text box, choose FLV format after clicking down arrow in video part. Click “Download” button to output FLV YouTube videos. And then save the YouTube FLV to your own folder or device.

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There are some points to mention here. Free online YouTube FLV converters are easy to use and can enable you to get YouTube FLV very sooner, but they lack advanced settings, edit tools and limit the file size. The output quality they produce is hard to keep the same quality as the original sources. DVDFab Video Converter is designed to convert all sorts of videos to any format you can imagine without any quality loss. With above-mentioned FLV YouTube converters, you can convert YouTube videos to FLV freely for playback.