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How to Convert YouTube to MKV with Ease

Jane Zhou updated on Dec 11, 2020 to Video Editing Tips | How-to Articles

YouTube is one of the biggest social media sites. On the YouTube site, you can watch all kinds of videos, including exciting movies, music videos, TV shows, and some other content. However, you are just allowed to watch them online. If you want to watch these videos offline, you can download and convert it to MKV or other video formats. 

In the above situation, if you want to convert YouTube to MKV, you need a professional converter. To satisfy your needs, here we will introduce you some great YouTube to MKV converter tools.

How to Convert YouTube to MKV on Windows and Mac

In this section, you will learn about how to convert YouTube to MKV on your Windows PC and Mac.

1. EaseUS Video Editor

When it comes to video editing software for PC, EaseUS Video Editor is a fantastic program that you can't miss. It is popular and has good reputations these days. 

With a simple interface, this software can work well with both beginners and pros. It offers numerous editing tools, including cropping, cutting, trimming, splitting, rotating, and many more. Besides, it allows you to enhance your videos' look with a great collection of video filters and overlay effects. Most importantly, EaseUS Video Editor is a powerful video converter. It can help you convert almost any video and audio format, like convert MKV to MP3, convert gif to mov, and more. 

Awesome features: 

  • Support all key video and video formats
  • Plentiful tools allow you to make picture in picture video easily and quickly
  • Enable you to import and mix music tracks like a pro
  • Offer options to export the edited video to any format to be played on other devices

Platform: Windows 10/8/7

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If you want to download and convert YouTube to MKV, you must try this freeware. Here, we offer you detailed tutorials to accomplish the task.

Step 1. Import the source file

Launch EaseUS Video Editor. On the home screen, you can import the source file by either clicking the "Import" option or simply dragging the video to the appropriate area.

import file

Step 2. Add to project

You need to add the imported file to the track by choosing the "Add to Project" option, or you can drag and place the video to the track as you want.

add to project

Step 3. Export the source file

Now you can click "Export" on the main menu on the top.


Step 4. Save as MP4/AVI/WMV/MKV/MOV/GIF

Under the "Video" tab, choose a file format among the available options as the desired video file format. 

add to project

On the right pane, you can edit the file name, customize an output folder and settings and then click "Export".

add to project

Bonus tip: How to download a YouTube video for PC.

Downloading a YouTube video may be a little difficult for you without any tools. To make it easier for you to download a YouTube video, we recommend a free YouTube video downloader - EaseUS MobiMover. It enables you to download videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, and many other video sites or social networks to your PC.

3 Steps to download YouTube videos to PC:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS MobiMover, go to "Video Downloader", and choose to download YouTube videos to your computer.

How to download YouTube videos to computer - Step 1

Step 2. Copy the URL of the YouTube video, paste it into the bar, and then tap the "Download" button. 

How to download YouTube videos to computer - Step 2

Step 3. Then MobiMover will quickly analyze the URL and download the YouTube video to your computer. When it has finished, you can find the video in the selected folder on your computer and enjoy it offline.

How to download YouTube videos to computer - Step 3

2. 4K Video Downloader

4K Video Downloader is a wonderful YouTube converter. It allows you to download videos, playlists, and subtitles from YouTube and other video sites in quality. With this software, you can save full channels from YouTube in high quality and various video formats, like MP4 and MKV. Then you can enjoy your videos anywhere, any time when offline.

Key features: 

  • Support all popular video sites
  • Compatible with Windows, macOS, and Linux
  • Allow you to download 3D and 360° videos

Platform: Windows/macOS/Linux

Steps to convert YouTube to MKV with 4K Video Downloader:

Step 1. Download and install 4K Video Downloader.

Step 2. Find the YouTube video that you want to convert on YouTube. Copy the link from the browser.

Copy YouTube video URL

Step 3. Launch 4K Video Downloader and click the "Paste URL" button.

Step 4. Select the MKV format and adjust the needed quality.

Convert YouTube to MKV

Step 5. Open the folder to find your downloaded files.

Top 2 Free Online YouTube to MKV Converter

There are many online YouTube to MKV converters that you can use. To save your time and energy on searching for the online tools, we will show you the top 2 converter in this part. 

1. Fastconverter

Fastconverter is an online YouTube video converter. It allows you to search and download free YouTube HD videos or sound recordings without restrictions. It also offers high quality, strong download performance, and various output formats, including MP4, MKV, M4A, WebM, and MP3. If you have a list of your favorite videos and want to download them, you just need to paste YouTube URL of each video on the search box and download it.

Convert YouTube to MKV with Fastconverter

Key features:

  • No registration required
  • Support batch conversion
  • Allow you to adjust the output quality from 144p to 2160p
  • Compatible with all browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Opera browser

Platform: Windows/macOS

2. Ytbto

Ytbto is known as the best and fast YouTube to MKV video converter. There are many quality features behind its popularity. You can download the YouTube video by pasting a URL, and it will be ready in a few seconds and then download the video quickly. After converting a video, you will get multiple video options. You can choose any form from the given different format, quality, and size. 

Convert YouTube to MKV with Ytbto

Key features:

  • Easy to use
  • Provide high-quality video formats such as 720p, 1080p, etc.
  • No registration or subscription needed
  • No annoying ads in the conversion process
  • Update frequently

Platform: Windows/macOS


On this page, you have learned four easy methods to convert YouTube to MKV. The above software, including offline and online tools, can always meet your needs. Make sure to choose the best one according to your situation.

If you want to convert Youtube to MKV and edit the file at the same time, you can't miss EaseUS Video Editor. With its help, you can complete the conversion within a few simple clicks. Also, it offers you a lot of basic and advanced video editing tools to easily and quickly modify your videos. This versatile video editor is worth trying.

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