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Download YouTube Videos on Mac: The Best Apps and Tricks


How to Download YouTube Videos on a Mac: 4 Easy Ways




Do you want to watch your favorite YouTube videos offline on your Mac? Maybe you need to save some educational or entertaining videos for later use, or maybe you want to watch them without ads or buffering. Whatever your reason, downloading YouTube videos on your Mac is not as hard as you might think. In this article, we will show you four easy ways to do it.


However, before we get started, we need to address some legal and ethical issues. Downloading YouTube videos without permission from the content owner may violate YouTube's Terms of Service and infringe on their intellectual property rights. Moreover, downloading copyrighted videos may be illegal in your area. Therefore, we advise you to only download videos that are in the public domain or that you have permission to download. Also, please respect the creators' work and do not redistribute or monetize their videos without their consent.




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Now that we have cleared that up, let's look at the options available for downloading YouTube videos on a Mac. You can use VLC Media Player, an online converter, 4K Video Downloader, or screen capture with audio. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages, so you can choose the one that suits your needs best.


Method 1: Using VLC Media Player




VLC Media Player is a popular and versatile media player that can play almost any video format. It can also be used to download YouTube videos on your Mac for free. Here's how:


Step 1: Install VLC Media Player on your Mac




If you don't already have this app installed, you can download it from [here](^5^). To install it, follow these steps:


  • Click the Download VLC button and save the DMG file to your Mac.



  • Double-click the DMG file and drag the VLC icon to the Applications folder.



  • Launch VLC from the Applications folder or the Launchpad.



Step 2: Copy the address of the YouTube video you want to download




Go to YouTube and find the video you want to download. Copy the URL from the address bar of your browser.


Step 3: Open VLC Player and click File > Open Network




In VLC, go to the menu bar and click File > Open Network. This will open a dialog box where you can enter a network URL.


Step 4: Paste the YouTube URL into the URL box and click Open




Paste the YouTube URL you copied in step 2 into the URL box and click Open. This will start playing the video in VLC.


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Step 5: Click Window > Media Information and copy the Location URL




While the video is playing, go to the menu bar and click Window > Media Information. This will open a window that shows information about the video. In the General tab, look for the Location field and copy the URL that is displayed there. This is the direct link to the video file.


Step 6: Paste the copied URL into your browser and save the video as




Paste the URL you copied in step 5 into your browser and press Enter. This will open the video file in your browser. Right-click on the video and choose Save Video As. Choose a name and location for your video file and click Save. The video will be downloaded to your Mac.


Method 2: Using an Online Converter




If you don't want to install any software on your Mac, you can use an online converter to download YouTube videos. There are many websites that offer this service, but we will use [Y2Mate] as an example. Here's how:


Step 1: Go to an online YouTube converter website such as [Y2Mate]




Open your browser and go to [Y2Mate], a free online YouTube converter that supports various formats and qualities.


Step 2: Paste the YouTube URL into the search box and click Start




Paste the YouTube URL you copied in step 2 of method 1 into the search box on Y2Mate and click Start. This will analyze the video and show you different options for downloading it.


Step 3: Choose the format and quality you want and click Download




You can choose from MP4, MP3, WEBM, M4A, or other formats, and from different resolutions such as 1080p, 720p, 480p, or 360p. Click on the Download button next to the option you want. This will open a new tab where you can save the video file to your Mac.


Method 3: Using 4K Video Downloader




If you want more control over your downloads, you can use a dedicated software such as 4K Video Downloader. This is a paid app that allows you to download YouTube videos in high quality, with subtitles, playlists, channels, and more. You can also use it for free with some limitations. Here's how:


Step 1: Download and install 4K Video Downloader on your Mac




You can download 4K Video Downloader from [here]. To install it, follow these steps:


  • Click on Get 4K Video Downloader button and save the DMG file to your Mac.



  • Double-click the DMG file and drag the 4K Video Downloader icon to the Applications folder.



  • Launch 4K Video Downloader from the Applications folder or the Launchpad.



Step 2: Copy the YouTube URL and click Paste Link in the app




Copy the YouTube URL you want to download and click Paste Link in the app. This will parse the video and show you a dialog box where you can choose your preferences.


Step 3: Select the format and quality you want and click Download




You can select from MP4, MKV, FLV, 3GP, or other formats, and from different resolutions such as 4K, HD, or SD. You can also choose to download only the audio, subtitles, or annotations. Click on the Download button to start the download process. You can see the progress and speed of your downloads in the app.


Method 4: Using Screen Capture with Audio on a Mac




If none of the above methods work for you, or if you want to record a live stream or a video that is not available for download, you can use screen capture with audio on your Mac. This method will record whatever is playing on your screen and save it as a video file. However, this method may result in lower quality and larger file size than the other methods. Here's how:


Step 1: Open QuickTime Player and click File > New Screen Recording




QuickTime Player is a built-in app on your Mac that can record your screen. To use it, open it from the Applications folder or the Launchpad. Then, go to the menu bar and click File > New Screen Recording. This will open a small window with a record button.


Step 2: Click the arrow next to the record button and choose Internal Microphone as the audio source




If you want to record the audio of the YouTube video, you need to choose an audio source for your screen recording. Click on the arrow next to the record button and select Internal Microphone from the list of options. This will capture the sound coming from your Mac's speakers.


Step 3: Click the record button and drag to select the area of the screen where the video is playing




Click on the record button and drag your mouse cursor to select the area of the s


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