Anyone know how to download online video?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Apple!Fre@k, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. Apple!Fre@k macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2006
  2. MathRulz macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2011
  3. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    ClipGrab seems to work. It downloaded me a 13 MB big .mp4 of that video.
  4. Apple!Fre@k thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2006
    You are the GREATEST! Not only does that work perfectly everytime, but it's amazingly fast and it's FREE!

    Thank you x100!!!! :)
  5. cyberpunk, Aug 14, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2012

    cyberpunk macrumors newbie

    Aug 11, 2012
    #5 /
    both are useful for youtube though neither support the video you linked

    when downloading online video if you have the choice .webm provides better quality than .mp4 or .flv but is a little more restrictive in terms of compatibility.

    you can actually download directly from the 'activity window'

    The activity window shortcut is ⌥+⌘+A (alt+cmd+a)

    Scroll down to the correct webpage
    Locate the file - probably the only one in Megabytes
    Hold ⌥ (alt/option) and double click the file to begin downloading, you don't need to wait for streaming to complete.

    this does not work with protected videos

    Used on youtube it will likely display the video in a bunch of small files

    The way around this is to double click the video and choose 'pop out' the video will then open in a new tab and subsequently show up in the activity menu
  6. Babyboi macrumors regular

    Mar 16, 2008
    I'll give clipgrab a try. I personally use downloadhelper
  7. Belgique macrumors member


    May 6, 2016
    Ocala, Floridah
    Download helper should be called Occasional Downloader...I have been on youtube and wanted to download a video and it says...NO MEDIA TO PROCESS.
  8. simonmet, Jun 28, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2016

    simonmet macrumors 68000


    Sep 9, 2012
    There are many applications that do this.

    I chose 4k Video Downloader a while ago and I'm very happy with it. It's fast, highly customisable yet very easy to use, you simply copy a link and paste it into the program. It's shareware but has cool features like automated playlist downloading on YouTube. I also set it to download original (best) quality where possible by default. It works with Vimeo too. Well worth the price for something reliable.

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