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Tutorial - Ways to Download YouTube Video on Mac

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Introduction

There may be sometimes when you are watching an awesome Web series or boogying down to a music video on YouTube but realize that you're about to go somewhere with little or no internet connection. What will you do? In such situation, AllYoutubeDownload for Mac may do you a favor. It has the ability to batch download videos from YouTube and other 300+ video sharing websites so that you can enjoy your favorite online videos in high quality and at any time.


1. AllYoutubeDownload for Mac


Step 1. Paste URL of YouTube Music Video

After AllYoutubeDownload for Mac has been launched, paste the URL you copied from the video page in the box of "Paste Your Video URLs below". To download multiple YouTube music videos in batch, just paste their URLs in the box (one link per line).

Paste URL of YouTube Music Video

Step 2. Choose Download Format

Before download, you need to choose a download format for the downloaded video. Click "Options - Video" and in the dropdown menu of "Video Format", choose a video format as the output format.

Choose Download Format

Step 3. Start Download

Now, click "Download" to start the download process. For progress control, there are some details like title, extension, size, percent, ETA, speed and status provided.

If you have some other needs, go to find these advanced tools listed below:

Playlist: download video playlist and set max download;
Output: options for output file name (ASCII, ID, Title);
Subtitles: download subtitle file by language/all available subtitles/automatic subtitle file;
Filesystem: open destination folder, write description to file, write thumbnail to disk, etc.;
Shutdown: choose to shutdown computer when conversion is finished;
Authentication: password and username inputting for video sharing websites or videos;
Connection: use proxy for connection;
Localization: choose localization language.

Start Download

2. KeepVid (Directly from Internet)

This is likely the fastest way to grab just about any video from the Web. YouTube, DailyMotion, Megavideo, Metacafe, and Vimeo are just a few of the sites compatible with KeepVid. It will load for a few seconds, then you'll have the option to download the video in FLV, MP4 or WebM format.

KeepVid (Directly from Internet)

3. VLC Player

Use this method if you have VLC Player installed on your computer. VLC Player is a popular media player, and there's a good chance that you already have it installed. You can use VLC Player to access the actual video file on YouTube's servers, allowing you to download it directly to your computer.

VLC Player

4. Desktop Software

Leawo Free YouTube Downloader ca be another option to help downloading Web videos. But for those users who have a hurry to enjoy their beloved videos on the media players, the process of installing and launching might be a little time-consuming.

Desktop Software

5. Using YouTube-DL

Use this method if you're comfortable with the command line. This free, open source Python program can download any YouTube video with a few simple typed commands. When using this method, you won't have to worry about any ads or pop-ups.

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