Best Way to Download a YouTube video?

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  1. macrumors member

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    What's the best and easiest way to download a Youtube video
    on a Mac ? I'd like to find a good app that can do this...
    not one that has adware built in to it.

    Thanks!
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks! I'll take a look at that one.

    Any other good options ?
     
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    HenryAZ

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    If you install the Click-to-Flash or Click-to-Plugin extension, they both offer a right-click option to download the video while you're viewing it. It is a very seamless mp4 download. Set your playback resolution (360, 720, etc) before you download.
     
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    Mr. Retrofire

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    JDownloader.
     
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    danielwerner

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    Thanks!

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    Henry AZ : Do you have a link to download
    the Click-to-Flash or Click-to-Plugin extension ?

    Thanks!
     
  8. simsaladimbamba

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    Link via www search
     
  9. thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, seems like a jungle out there for Youtube download apps,
    Why can't anyone make something good and well known. ?
     
  10. simsaladimbamba

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    ClipGrab and KeepVid are well known and I think, ClipGrab is quite good (simple, effective, no adds, regularly updated).

    But I guess you look for the eierlegende Wollmichsau.
     
  11. macrumors regular

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    ClipGrab is very goooooood :)

    Glen
     
  12. macrumors 68020

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    I use Savefrom.net (helper). Seems to work fine. Are all these the same? Or are there differences I should be aware of?
     
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    I use and swear by Good Old Youtube Downloader plugin for Firefox. Nothing simpler out there.
     
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    TyPod

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    If you use FireFox as your browser there are a few plugins that do a good job downloading YouTube videos.
     
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    alstrike

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    I use Youtube Options for Chrome or Safari.
     

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