Click2Flash alternatives for downloading YouTube videos?

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  1. ToTo Man macrumors regular

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    After I upgraded from MacOS 10.7.5 to 10.12 the Click2Flash plugin was removed from Safari and I don't know how to get it back. I would therefore be grateful for recommendations on alternative easy-to-use (and preferably free) Safari or Firefox compatible plugins which will allow me to download videos from YouTube in mp4 format? Many thanks :).
     
  2. thats all folks macrumors 6502a

    thats all folks

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    every YouTube downloader runs into problems as YouTube makes alterations intended to thwart downloading. you just have to keep a few around (and updated) to make sure at least one will work on that day.

    one option,
    https://clipgrab.org/
     
  3. ToTo Man thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. HenryAZ macrumors 6502

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    If you liked ClickToFlash, you can still get it at the developer's web site. I had some issues with the latest release, 3.2, but reverting to 3.1.6 fixed that. The developer has a link there for downloading previous versions.
     
  5. Tech198 macrumors G5

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    I game up o Youtube downloaders ages agom because they break all to often,,, in an upgrade, or when Google changes something... or just 0 file-size most times as well.

    Websites work best where u just enter URL.... I always use http://en.savefrom.net

    least they keep them up to date. with what Google does. pretty much all the time
     
  6. presenta macrumors newbie

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    It seems that ClickToPlugin will not be updated any longer. With some hacks and tricks users are still able to run it, but many report problems with the recent Safari versions.

    The savefrom.net site works fine (I tested it with iGetter). The drawback for some (i.e. mobile) users is that you need to browse youtube.com unprotected by the ClickToPlugin extension (that blocks unnecessary bandwidth usage).
     
  7. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    The Fastest Tube extension for Safari puts a download button onto YouTube pages:
    http://fastesttube.kwizzu.com

    Also works for Firefox, Chrome and IE.
     
  8. Sorinut macrumors newbie

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    I use Fastest Tube as well. Be sure to opt-out of the advertising thing they push when installing it.
     

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