Are you looking for a way to download your favorite YouTube videos to your Mac, but don’t know how?
Look no further! In this guide we will show you how to download videos from YouTube on a mac easily and quickly.
While you need can’t download those videos with the already present apps on your mac, we will tell you how you can download them with the most suitable and trusted apps.
Download and Install a Video Downloader App
The first step to downloading videos from YouTube is to find and download a video downloader app.
There are many different options available, so be sure to do your research before settling on one. Once you have found the app you want to use, follow the instructions provided by the app and install it on your Mac.
Our top picks for best YouTube video downloaders are:
While video downloader apps vary, they all generally serve the same purpose: to allow users to quickly and easily download videos from websites like YouTube.
Depending on which app you choose, you may be asked to grant the app access to your computer and/or your web browser.
Let’s move to step 2.
Find the YouTube Video You Want to Download
Now that you have downloaded and installed a video downloader app, it’s time to find the YouTube video you want to download.
Open your web browser and navigate to YouTube. Browse through the list of videos until you find the one you are looking for or search for it directly using the search bar at the top of the page.
When you have found the video that you want to download, copy its link and paste it into your video downloader app.
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Copy the Video Link From YouTube
Once you have the video open on your browser, right-click and select “Copy video URL” or simply highlight the video link in the address bar.
You should now have a link that you can paste into your video downloader app. Make sure to check that all characters of the link have been copied correctly before downloading it.
This is important to copy the link of the video that you want to download as this link will later work as anchor to download the video.
Let’s move to the next step.
Paste the URL Into Your Video Downloader App
Now that you have the correct video link copied onto your clipboard, open your Mac video downloader app of choice. Paste the URL into the text box provided, select your format and quality, and hit download.
Depending on the size of the video and your internet connection speed, it may take a few minutes for it to begin downloading.
Choose Your Preferred Output Format and Quality, and Click “Download”
Depending on the video downloader software you are using, you may be offered a range of output formats and video qualities. Most programs are capable of downloading your video in MP4, 3GP, AVI or WMV formats at various resolutions up to HD quality.
Select the format and resolution that best suits your needs; if unsure, go with the default. Once selected, press the “Download” button and let the conversion begin.
For best results, make sure you’re connected to a fast internet connection in order to quickly download larger files. Software varies slightly between Mac and Windows computers, but all offer a quick way to download videos from YouTube with just a few clicks.
Many of the more popular programs will also let you transfer downloaded video files directly to your iTunes library, saving you time searching for them later.
Be Mindful of YouTube’s Guidelines and Violation Policies
YouTube have strict policies about the videos on it’s platform. You need to be mindful of them to avoid any issues.
Make sure that you do not violate any copyright laws or policies when you are downloading or using YouTube videos.
We would suggest you to create your own original videos if you want to use them on a public platform like YouTube.
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