YouTube Video Converter

Converting YouTube videos are free and easy.Photo from Motionbox

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Converting YouTube videos are free and easy.

Motionbox is the easiest and best tool to convert any public YouTube video to an mp4 or GIF. We designed it to be as easy as possible. Simply paste your YouTube link in our media modal shown in the demo above. Trim and wait a few seconds. You will then be able to resize the YouTube video for other social media platforms, this works great for repurposing content. You can take the wide 1920×1080 dimension from YouTube and convert it to a 1080×1080 dimension for the Instagram feed, or 1080×1920 for the iPhone. Then if you want, you can add music to the YouTube video, trim and cut, add text, subtitles, and more with our video editor.

How to convert YouTube videos

Here is how you can use our YouTube video converter tool


1Create a new video

Once you’ve created your account, simply go ahead and create a new video, there will be a plus icon (shown in the demo video above). Paste your YouTube video URL in the input box and it will automatically pull it in. You can trim the video and add it to our timeline. From here you have the option to edit, resize, etc.


2Edit the Video

This is completely optional but if you would like at the very least to repurpose the YouTube video for other platforms, you can resize the video to fit on an iPhone, or on Instagram/TikTok. You also have the ability to change the volume, speed it up, slow it down, add text, trim, and much more



When you are satisfied with the video, you can simply press the blue export button in the top right corner. You will be asked what format and quality you would like to export your video as. Choose between GIF or MP4, press export and voila you have a repurposed video meeting your creative demands.

Why Convert YouTube Videos?

Repurposing content is the most effective way to share your message on multiple platforms

1Repurpose Content

Start with a YouTube video, transcribe and get text for your blog, convert your video to look nice on Instagram and TikTok.

2Remix Videos

You can add your own creative touch on YouTube videos by editing them and adding layers like text, other videos as a montage, filters, etc

3Share Faster

Trim longer YouTube videos down to a few seconds to share information and gems faster.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why convert a YouTube video?It’s nice to convert a YouTube video to a GIF to make memes. You can also convert it to a whole new video to repurpose the video for other platforms.
  • How do I upload my YouTube video?You don’t even have to, we will automatically fetch it for you. Paste your link in our media tool, trim, and we will add it to the timeline. You can certainly upload it also if you would prefer.
  • How do I download the converted YouTube video?After making your changes, simply press the blue export button, select your file format and quality settings. Once that is done simply press export and share your video.
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