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Simple Methods to Download YouTube Video on Mac

Are you seeking ways to capture that YouTube video for later viewing on any other devices or when an Internet connection isn't available?

The instruction is about the procedure for downloading videos from YouTube to Mac. It's fairly easy to download YouTube video on mac after reading this post. Let's explore how.

Download YouTube video on Mac

Part 1. Downloading YouTube Videos on Safari 2018

Speaking of Safari, how to download any video in this browser on mac?

Step 1 Make sure that you are using the most recent version of Safari on your Mac. Open the video you want to download from YouTube and start it. Then Paste the video when it starts to play for seconds.

Step 2 Click the "Window" tab on the menu bar and hit "Activity" to bring up the 'Activity Monitor' window in Safari.

Downloading YouTube Videos on Safari

Step 3 Locate the entry that represents the video you have opened. Double click to start to download the video to your Mac. With this method, you do not need any downloader or software.

Part 2. How to Download YouTube Video on Mac with Mac Video Converter Ultimate

If you are a Mac owner and want a piece of software that can handle not just YouTube downloads, but also a number of other online video sites, Aiseesoft Mac Video Downloader is a good choice. In addition to YouTube, it also allows you to save videos from Vimeo, Metacafe, Facebook, Dailymotion, Vevo, and Yahoo. The following article will show you how to download YouTube videos on Mac and convert downloaded videos for your portable media devices.

Step 1 Install and launch YouTube Video Downloader for Mac

After downloading this YouTube Downloader for Mac, install and launch it. The program interface is as below. In your browser, navigate to the YouTube video you want to download. Copy the URL from your browser and our software will automatically paste it. If not, just click "Paste URL" button.

Interface

Step 2 Analyze YouTube video

Click "Analyze" button and YouTube videos will be analyzed with respect to resolution, size, codec, container format and encoded bitrate. There will be one or more options for you to choose. You can download YouTube videos in either standard or high-definition format, which depends on the quality of the original uploaded video. If the source video is uploaded at a low quality, there will not be high definition options. Check the options you want.

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Note

You can select "Only Download" to download videos in the format you have choosed in the list, or select "Automatically Convert to ..." to automatically convert YouTube videos after downloading.

Step 3 Start to download YouTube videos

Click "OK" button to begin to download YouTube videos. This program allows you to download videos in batch, so you can continue to add as many videos as you want and don't have to wait for one download to complete to add another video.

Downloading

After downloading, the downloaded videos will be shown in the "Downloaded" panel. If you want to convert videos right now, just select the format suitable for your device from the profile drop-down list. And then click convert button.

Tip

You can also right-click in the downloaded panel and select "Add New Conversion" option to add local videos you want to convert.

Step 4 Get the converted files

When it is complete, select a video, right click and select "Open Converted Folder" from the right drop-down menu to find the converted video.

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June 15, 2018 10:30 / Updated by to YouTube