Y2mate is a free online video downloader and conversion tool that brings you a new way to handle media. It supports a plethora of websites including the likes of YouTube, Dailymotion, Facebook, Youku, Vimeo among others. Better yet, it does not bring in any kind of limitations as you can download just any video in an unlimited way all without the need to cough out a single penny. To make sure that you get the output in a timely manner, this software is efficient enough to offer pretty high speeds especially when it comes to video conversion.
As an online program, you need not go through cumbersome and time-consuming installation processes as if functions fully online. Actually, all you need is a good internet connection coupled with a modern web browser. You will be happy to know that all the browsers out there are supported without the need for extra add-ons or plugins. This article has also found out that you are not restricted in terms of the video formats that you can download and convert. Just to mention a few, you will be opened up to 3GP, MP4, WMV, M4V, FLV, MP3, FLV, WEBM, MO video format among others that have a high quality of even up to 4K. Looking at the various formats highlighted, you realize that audio download and conversion are also supported. Getting started is also pretty simple and interactive even for a novice. For a first-time user, how do you get around this software to realize a successful process? The answer is here for you in the subsequent section.
How To Use Y2mate
To ensure that you can hit the ground running after making up your mind to get started with this app, this review article has also gone the extra mile to give you a step by step guide on how to go about the download and conversion process with Y2mate. A nifty feature you will love about this web app is the support for several languages which consequently means that you can localize the interface to your preference. This article assumes the default language but the same steps will apply regardless of the language you pick.
Step 1: Go To The Y2mate Website
This is a very simple step that just requires you to launch your preferred web browser and then input y2mate.com in the address bar. Once you hit the Enter button, you will be navigated directly to the Y2mate official website ready to commence the next step. To confirm that you are on the right page, you should have the interface as below.
Step 2: Search or Paste A Video Link
Next, you need to visit your favorite video hosting website like YouTube and grab a link to the video you want to download and convert. Once you have the link at hand, on the input area indicated below, paste the link in readiness to kickstart the actual task.
As you may have noticed, the input area also shows the possibility of directly searching for the target video. And yes, you can also search for the video and relevant results will be availed to you so that you can pick the exact one. Therefore, if you do not want to look for and paste the link, the direct search is optionally very convenient. In this article, we will go with the option to paste a link.
Step 3: Start The Process
The moment you paste the video link on the defined area, Y2mate will automatically start processing the link and some pulsating dots will indicate that the process is going on. Once the background processing is done, the results will be displayed below the input box. With the test link used in this article, here is an example of what to expect.
From the above illustration, 1 shows where we added the link, 2 gives you a snapshot preview of the video you are working on while 3 shows the various formats that the file can be downloaded in be it video, MP3 or other supported audio formats.
Step 4: Download Your Preferred Output Format
After the video processing has been successfully completed the various output formats delivered, it is now time to pick the one that you prefer in readiness for saving locally. As you may have already noticed, you can download as a video, MP3 format and even as another kind of audio format.
If you are after a certain video format, you will find it in the video tab as shown below
For those of us who are in for the equivalent audio format, here is what you get. There is a dedicated tab for the MP3 format and an extra tab that not only comes with the MP3 format but also other supported audio formats as below
The good thing about this tool is that it will also indicate the size of the output even before you can download especially if you are mindful of your data plan. Once you have picked the format that you are after, just hit the “Download” button that is to the extreme right side of the file format. Immediately you hit the button, the download will automatically be started by your browser or the download manager program that you may be using like IDM for instance.
NB: Unless you are downloading the original video quality, you are forced to go through some extra steps that allow Y2mate to do the conversion first on the cloud before availing a download link you. When that is the case, you the moment you click the initial download option, you will be taken to the interface below
When you see that, you will need to be patient for the conversion to be completed as you are advised on the popup. To know about how far the process has gone, there is a progress bar that will gradually fill depending on the size of the file you are converting. Once the processing is finished, you will arrive at the interface shown below waiting for you to hit the download option. Hitting the indicated option will start the download process after which you can click on the “Close” button to exit the popup.
Just like that, you have managed to download a video in your format of choice. As a converter, you will download the video in another video format or just in the form of audio. The process is very simple without any hurdles on the way. That is just how good Y2mate is when it comes to service delivery.
Y2mate also has a way to skip some of these steps and hence bringing in a feel of the ultimate convenience. When you navigated to the Y2mate website, you must have noticed the following tip as illustrated
Basically, you just insert “pp” without the double quotes in the link you grabbed just after the word youtube and before the .com characters. You can opt to do this directly on the web browser’s address bar or alternatively use a text editor to help you edit the link much more conveniently.
Once you have edited the link as required, paste it on the address bar and hit the “Enter” key. Y2mate will automate most of the steps and all that will remain is you to pick the target format and hit the “Download” button to save the resulting file locally to your device. Even if you have not navigated to the official website, the edited link will take you directly there and avail the list of download options.
To Sum It Up
There you have it, Y2mate brings you a simple and comprehensive way to download videos or audio from your favorite video sharing site with YouTube being the main one. No matter the device or platform that you are running on, this program will ensure that you are not left out. What’s more, is that you get to enjoy this service without any form of ads or intrusive pop-ups that may get you away from the task at hand.
As the processing happens on the cloud, the conversion happens very fast with the output being delivered to you in just a matter of moments. Try it today and you will not be disappointed especially with this step by step guide provided here. To make things better, there are two ways you can achieve that depending on the method you prefer the most.