I love music. I love to sing and dance, and I do both quite well. There are times that I can’t find a favourite track

Convert and download YouTube video on any tablet or smartphone

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I love music. I love to sing and dance, and I do both quite well. There are times that I can’t find a favourite track of mine to buy – especially oldies (I’m an 80s/90s guy). At such times, I head to YouTube to look for a video that I can convert to audio and playback on my mobile. I need a YouTube video converter.

By default, on PC I use KeepVid. It is a web-based service that requires a Java installation running on your PC for it to work. Same goes for almost all the alternatives that I have found – Java is required.

The java requirement means that these services don’t work on smartphones and tablets. That wasn’t a good thing. You know, I am out and about, hear an old tune from Eddy Grant on the car radio and want to find it before I get busy again and forget. Dang! No PC available.

Anyway, I went searching and finally found one two services that get the job done without requiring a Java installation. They both work well on mobile.

ClipConverter YouTube video converter

The first one is called ClipConverter.cc (that’s the website address too). Its quite nice that the site has both a full desktop version (which loads when I visit on the PlayBook), and a mobile version (which loads when I visit on BlackBerry). Top marks for that!


ClipConverter.cc is a free web-based service that let’s you convert your YouTube videos to MP3, AAC, MP4, WMA, OGG, M4A, 3GP, AVI. MPG, WMV or FLV format, whichever you choose. As such, you can convert a YouTube video to a wide range of audio and video formats – whether you are on PC or mobile.


How it works? Find the YouTube video that you want to convert/download, copy the URL (link/address), paste in the provided text box, select the file format that you want to convert to, and click the ‘Start’ button.

Your video will be converted and a download link provided. Click that to download. Simple.

TheYouMp3 YouTube video converter

The TheYouMp3 is another free YouTube video converter. It has no limits on file size or video length, is single click conversion and no pop-ups. The interface is sleeker than that of ClipConverter.

TheYouMp3 YouTube Video converter

It works similar to ClipConverter: enter the URL of the video to convert, click the “Convert” button. The video will be converted and the download link provided. Click that to download. Done.

The resulting files are of superb quality. I am really stunned by the quality of audio reproduction. If you are a music person like me, or into a wide variety of videos (comedy, documentary, et al), you should check out ClipConverter.cc or TheYouMp3.com.


  1. Thank you very much for this, Sir!!

    I’ve use Keepvid and IDM to download my youtube videos on my pc. This ClipConverter Mobile will enable me download good videos using my unlimited blackberry data.

    I’m also a fan of 80s/90s music, especially Nigerian. For years, I’ve been collecting songs from Mike Okri, Ras Kimono, Sunny Okosuns (pre-born again), Essien-Igbokwe, etc.

    Perhaps you remember this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpgTP6ljPAg [audio-only]

  2. One limitation i have encountered (in the past) with lots of online conversion (MOBILE) sites is the file_size constraint.

    Because of this, I.have leant to do my file conversions offline on a PC/laptop..

    With devices with monster memory being the fad, i suppose the filesize limitation should not be an issue anymore.

  3. Nice web app, this will be quite useful esp for the BB folks.

    I use atube catcher and Internet download accelerator on windows.

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