How to turn a YouTube video to MOV

Whether you’re an avid vlogger wanting to save your YouTube video to a drive for safe keeping, or just someone looking to convert a clip into a file that can be watched offline, downloading a YouTube video as a MOV file isn’t as easy as you’d think.

For one, it’s not possible to do so directly on the YouTube platform, and so you’d probably find yourself hunting online for software to do it for you. This isn’t ideal, as many of the applications downloaded from the internet are usually untrustworthy or expensive.

There is a way around this, however. Our Youtube to MOV converter is online, works in any browser, be it Chrome, Edge or Safari meaning you don’t need to download or install any dodgy software onto your device.

It’s also super easy to use and doesn’t require any special video editing skills. The best thing, though, is that it’s free for files of 500MB and less.

For a quick guide on how to use it, read our three simple steps below.

  1. Paste the YouTube link

    To get started, head over to Clideo’s video downloader. You’ll be greeted by a home screen with a ‘Choose file’ button in the centre.

    Upload YouTube for MOV conversion

    Just tap the downward arrow option on the right-hand side and a drop-down menu will appear. Simply paste the URL of the video you want to download into the link box at the bottom and the video will be uploaded.

  2. Convert it to MOV

    Once your video link has been processed and uploaded to Clideo’s servers, you’ll be presented with the clip in an editing tools dashboard.

    Trim YouTube for MOV conversion

    Please note that in order to make the ‘Cut’ button active, you’ll need to cut a minimum of a tenth of a second from the beginning or the end of the clip.

    Now it’s time to select an output format. As you can expect, choose ‘MOV’ from the list of video formats. Or you can select a different one if required.

    Turn YouTube to MOV

    When you’re all done, hit the ‘Cut’ button on the bottom right-hand side.

  3. Download the clip

    Once the processing has hit 100 percent, you’ll be taken to the page where you can save your new MOV file to your device.

    This is super easy, simply tap the ‘Download’ button to save it back to your device, or - again - send it to your online storage account in Google Drive or Dropbox via the downward arrow on the right.

    Download MOV video from YouTube

    Want to make some changes to the clip without starting over? Simply hit the ‘Back to edit’ button and start over.