The thing that has made YouTube so successful is that you can relate to the people you’re watching to a much higher degree than to the people you see on TV – PewDiePie.
As we have all seen, YouTube has seen significant growth in recent years and has become the most prominent hub of videos worldwide, and is still growing with a lot more valuable content. With videos ranging from gaming to education, you can find everything on Youtube, and as PewDiePie states, creators on YouTube are much more relatable to the general audience.
You could start learning languages or just use it for streaming music, but what happens if you lose connection? What can you do if you want to save some videos for the availability they provide? Well, you’re at the right spot. Today we’re taking a look at Softorino YouTube Converter 2, which will help you download and save all the videos you want, not only from YouTube but from all over the internet. It also promises to deliver many other features, and you bet we’re going to take a look at all of those.
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What is Softorino YouTube Converter
Softorino YouTube Converter 2 (SYC 2 for short) is a desktop software that allows you to download and convert videos from the internet. However, as the name suggests, it is most widely used to download videos and audio off Youtube. It supports many more, including Vimeo and Facebook videos, as some of these other choices provide a good source of videos on the internet.
Here are some benefits that make it stand out from the competition:
- WiFi transfer to devices directly
- 4K (and 4K Ultra HD) video downloading support with audio
- Built-in caption and subtitles for videos
- Can convert videos to MP3
- It is compatible with classic iPods
- Supports the AAC format and also conversion to ringtones
Is SYC 2 safe to use
Yes, Softorino YouTube Converter 2 is entirely safe and legal to use as downloading videos for personal use is not violating copyright issues. There are no other viruses or malware bundled with the software. We tried our best and still didn’t find anything suspicious, so you can rest easy without worrying about your device.
Note: Do remember that you could download any video or audio for personal use. You cannot just go on re-uploading them to the internet as your work without being copyright struck. So, ask for permission from the original creators and credit them for any video you upload.
How SYC 2 helps you download YouTube to iPhone
Downloading YouTube videos from Softorino Youtube Converter 2 or SYC2 is a simple and straightforward process. You just need the link to the video and begin to follow the steps provided below:
Step 1: Connect your iPhone to the computer and enter the copied link in the text box as shown in the picture above.
Step 2: Now click on the search button and let the video be parsed, which only takes about a second.
Step 3: Select the resolution of the video that you want to download.
Step 4: Now click on the “Convert and Transfer to iPhone” button for the downloading to begin.
Step 5: Now, let the download complete and look for the file in the “Downloads” folder or gallery on your iPhone.
Note: If any video is originally uploaded with a FULL HD resolution and doesn’t have a 4K build, you cannot download it in 4K as SYC2 doesn’t support upscaling videos. Hence, you will need the original upload to be in 4K or above.
How SYC 2 helps you download YouTube to MP3
Downloading and converting videos to MP3 has essentially the same steps as before. So let’s look at what are the changes you need to keep in mind for the downloading and converting process.
Step 1: Enter the copied link in the text box, which is the same as the previous process.
Step 2: This step is also the same, and you would have to wait for the video to be parsed.
Step 3: Here’s the significant change that you need to know about. You would now need to select the audio clip format instead of the resolution for the video.
Step 4: This step is also the same click on the “Convert and Transfer to iPhone” or the “Download to Computer” button to begin the downloading process.
Step 5: Let the download complete and look for the file in your device of choice.
Note: You could also download audio files in the AAC format, which will reduce the storage requirement and also provide a better quality file.
How SYC 2 helps you download YouTube with subtitles
As we have already covered the steps for downloading a video, you won’t be needing anything else. However, you need to enable an option from the Softorino YouTube Converter settings panel, shown below.
Step 1: Click on the “Settings” button as shown in the picture above.
Step 2: Click on “Preferences” and then on “Advanced” and check that all the options regarding subtitles are checked.
Step 3: Follow the downloading process above to download the video with subtitles.
Note: Some videos don’t have subtitles by default, and here SYC2 will use auto-generated subtitles instead, which may lead to some errors in the context of the subtitles.
Bonus: How SYC 2 turns a YouTube video into an iPhone ringtone
Softorino YouTube Converter also provides a feature to download and convert videos to ringtones. This will download the video and either convert the audio to a full-length ringtone or a 30-sec clip. You can download and convert any video to a ringtone which brings the possibility of owning a custom ringtone for your phones. Follow the process below and get your ringtone.
Step 1: Enter the link for the video you want to convert and select either a full-length clip or a 30-sec trim
Step 2: Click on the “Download” button to start downloading the ringtone, and you will find the downloaded ringtone in the “Downloads” folder.
SYC2 can directly scan for the video through what you are browsing and works automatically, provided you only need the software to run in the background while you’re browsing for a specific video. This will help you save a ton of time as it did for us and make the experience seamless. It is one of the best YouTube downloaders on the internet and should be tried once by every user.
SYC2 comes with a trial version that will help you download all the videos you want for a specific period. However, if you need all the features and are looking to use it for longer than a week, you should start looking at the 1-month package or the yearly packages.
Technically there are three packages the trial version, the 1-month pack, and the 1-year subscription.
- The trial version – Free (recommended to beginners)
- The 1-month plan – $3.99
- The 1-year plan – $19.95
Note: The 1-year package is not recommended to beginners and should only be considered by enthusiasts who need to download a ton of videos throughout the year.
Finally, if you’ve reached this far and are still unsure, get a taste of the experience by downloading the free trial version of SYC 2. This will ensure that you’re going with the best and won’t compromise any part of the experience.