Ways to Download YouTube to Mac

1. Free Video Downloader for Mac

YouTube is now hosting hundreds of millions of videos and is so far the largest video sharing service with countless users posting homemade clips & funny scenes online everyday. Free Video Downloader for Mac can guarantee fast and stable download. The download formats and quality are fully optional and you can even download high-resolution videos.

Step1 – Paste URL of Online Video

After you launch Free Video Downloader for Mac, copy the URL of the video page and then paste it in the box of “Paste Your Video URLs below”. For those who want to batch download videos, just paste their URLs one by one in the box.

Step2 – Choose Desired Output Format

Click “Options – Video”, you will find various links of all video formats from the specific site listed in the dropdown menu of “Video Format”, choose one as you need.

Step3 – Start Download

Now, click “Download” to start video download and you will see the related details like title, extension, size, percent, ETA, speed and status during the process.

2. Directly from Internet

If you are watching a video in your browser and in the address bar you can see the URL is like “www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxxxxxxxxxx” and you can simply add“ss” before youtube.com and make it look like “www.ssyoutube.com/watch?v=xxxxxxxxxxx”. Then you just need to press Enter and the video will automatically downloaded. Easy, huh?

3. Via Browsers

In Chrome

In Chrome Web Store you can get the plugin that does the work. On the menu bar, click “Window – Chrome Web Store” to search and download “Ultimate YouTube Downloader”. After that a “Download” button will appear under the video.

In Firefox

In Firefox an Add-on can do this. On the menu bar, click “Tools – Add-ons” to search and install “DownloadHelper”. After restarting your Firefox, you can see the DownloadHelper icon spin.

In Opera

In Opera an extension is needed to download YouTube videos. In the “Menu”, click “Extensions – Get Extensions” to search and install “YouTube Downloader”. After that a “Download” button will appear under the video. Also, there are a few optional qualities.

In Safari

Open the video URL and play the video for seconds, then pause it. When the grey progress bar is filled, on the menu bar, click “Window – Activity” and find the line that represents the video being streamed. Double-click on the line to start download.

4. VLC

VLC is easily one of the most popular media players and under the surface, there’s a hidden feature to download YouTube videos. In VLC, click “Media – Open Network Stream”, paste the YouTube link in the box and click Play. Under “Tools”, click “Codec Information”. In the box that says “Location”, copy the block of text and paste it in the address bar of your browser. This will open the source file directly on YouTube’s servers. Right-click the video as it plays and select “Save Video As”.

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