How to Convert YouTube Videos for the Sidekick

Want to watch YouTube on your Sidekick? Well you’re out of luck for streaming, but you can convert the videos from YouTube to a Sidekick friendly format on your PC. Dave writes in to our comments about how to convert YouTube videos for watching on the Sidekick:

Guys please listen up closely ๐Ÿ˜‰ and read carefully.

Ok, I did a little research and figured out how to Download the videos off youtube and convert them to mp4 so they can be added to your phone.

Follow closely these steps and read carefully, its fairly simple.

1. Download Free Youtube to Ipod Converter
Link: http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/download/FreeYouTubeToiPodConverter.exe

2. Open the converter and Add a Youtube link to it. For Example…This random video I chose!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4UuTiK4a7o&fmt=18

(Now notice, that in the end of the link theres a “&fmt=18″. That is very important and It must be there, If it isn’t then add it onto the link”

Simply place that in the Input URL.

3. Select the Output.
Click Devices, Choose MP4 Mobile Phones, and select The Standard Quality. Then just simply edit where you want the video to be downloaded to and the name you want it to have and just download it.

4. Plug in your phone through the USB connector to your pc, and open the Music Folder. Simply click and drag the video in there.

5. Unplug your USB, and check your Music Player library, and there should be a video in the videos tab. Just click and viola.

Your welcome in advance

Thanks Dave!

64 Responses to “How to Convert YouTube Videos for the Sidekick”

  1. Jen Says:

    Sean on August 10, 2008 at 1:20 am said:

    Could someone make a video of them doing this? Please & thank you!?

    Really, there’s nothing to it. I’ve downloaded a couple of vids thru this preocess. And Thankyou!!

  2. Lourdes Says:

    AMAAAZING THANK YOUU SOOO MUCHHH!!!$^&(&%^$

  3. Anonymous Says:

    ok can you do this on any sidekick slide or just the sidekick lx with the ota, sidekick 2008?

  4. Anonymous Says:

    can someone please mak a video of them doing this because i tried it on my slide but i doesnt even show up in my music player does this just work for the 08 lx ota and 09?

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Sean on August 10, 2008 at 1:20 am said:

    Could someone make a video of them doing this? Please & thank you!?

  6. convert flv to dvd Says:

    I know a free program. Umm, actually, it’s commercial, but you can get it for free via… Go ahead!
    You can also add DVD menu and chapter menu in a flexible way.

    Check their official site http://www.flvdvd.com/flv-to-dvd-converter/

  7. carissa Says:

    this stuff dont effin work man i have tried 4 different ones and they all dont work for me what the hell man

  8. carissa Says:

    This stuff dont effin work i have tried 3 different ones and they will download to my sk but it wont play or nuthun help me before i throw my phone against my wall plz

  9. FLVwinavi Says:

    can someone please mak a video of them doing this because i tried it on my slide but i doesnt even show up in my music player does this just work for the 08 lx ota and 09?

  10. Jessy Brown Says:

    Leawo Free YouTube Download is a free, small, simple YouTube downloader which can easily download YouTube videos from YouTube. This YouTube downloader can also download videos from other websites like Google Video, iFilm, Myspace, Daily Motion, etc. And with the built-in “monitor”, this YouTube Download can automatically detect the videos being browsed and download them off.

  11. Jordan Says:

    i tried this the sound is actually perfect, but the video comes out like only the top of the screen the rest is all black

  12. Valdis Says:

    Hi,
    You can use Bender Converter – http://benderconverter.com – to download YouTube Videos as MP3, AVI, 3GP and many others. It very nice service!

  13. jacob james Says:

    I want to watch utube clips on my sidekick 08 for free

  14. chelsea Says:

    This does not work for me. I followed the steps very carefully but when I played the video on my phone it says “Cannot Play File” “This file contains format errors and cannot be played” And any videos that I download onto my computer and send to my phone using my USB cable it will always say that and any types of videos it always shows that message! ๐Ÿ™ Please help?



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