There are numerous websites that offer streaming videos. Among them, YouTube is the most popular. Since iPod nano doesn't support YouTube yet many people want to watch YouTube videos on iPod nano, the following guide details how to download online YouTube videos to Apple iPod nano.
What you will need:
Vixy or ConvertTube (free online converter)
Clone2Go Free YouTube Downloader (freeware)
Vixy is a totally free online FLV converter. You can use it to download online YouTube videos to:
It is very easy to use. Open vixy.net. Go to YouTube.com and simply copy and paste the URL of the video you want to watch on your iPod nano to the URL box. Select the MP4 for iPod/PSP (MPEG4 + AAC) profile from the "Converts to:" drop-down box as shown above. Click "Start" and vixy will convert the YouTube video to iPod nano MP4 for you.
However, there are some drawbacks of this online FLV converter. First, it converts only one YouTube video at a time. That's to say, it doesn't support batch converting YouTube videos. Secondly, you have to download the converted video after the conversion. So it takes a very long time to eventually get the output video, especially when you have a long list of URLs needed to be converted. Third, errors like "URL resolve error" occur occasionally due to the heavy load of this website.
Also, you can use ConvertTune, which is also an online YouTube converter. Since it is based on the same principle as vixy, I don't intend to elaborate on it. Let's take a look at its screenshot:
In this part, you need Clone2Go Free YouTube Downloader to get the YouTube videos downloaded to your iPod nano.
You can download it from www.clone2go.com and install it.
Click the "YouTube" button on the main interface. In the pop-up window, copy and paste the URLs of the YouTube videos one by one.
There will be a list of the added YouTube videos, which will be downloaded automatically one by one. And the downloading status is clearly shown on the list. After the status of all of them indicates "Completed", you can check the output folder to get the downloaded YouTube video (.flv) files.
In this method, you still need to convert the downloaded YouTube videos to the format iPod nano accepts. There are lots of freeware programs that can do the trick, such as Super, and then transfer the video files in iPod nano format to iPod nano with the sync of iTunes Library. Or, you can use Clone2Go DVD to iPod Converter, which has already embedded in the function of downloading online YouTube videos. You can read the tutorial about how to rip DVD, convert video and download YouTube video to iPod nano for your reference: