Download YouTube videos on Mavericks

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I'm tired of using Bootcamp to download YouTube videos. Is there any way to do that on Mavericks? I prefer a simple to use Safari or Chrome extension that is capable to download the highest quality in a useful video format. (= no .flv files!)
 

madmacfan

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I'm tired of using Bootcamp to download YouTube videos. Is there any way to do that on Mavericks? I prefer a simple to use Safari or Chrome extension that is capable to download the highest quality in a useful video format. (= no .flv files!)
Try a safari extension such as Fastest tube or Youtube center. I use youtube center on mavericks and it also blocks out those annoying youtube ads.

I've uploaded the safari extension to my dropbox. Download it by clicking on the link below. When downloaded, click on it to open it, open safari preferences and click install. Once installed check that it's enabled before quitting safari and reopening to use the extension. When you watch a youtube video you'll see a download button near the bottom of the video, click on that and you'll be able to choose the both the quality and format you want to download the video in.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/41388906/YouTubeCenter.safariextz
 

TheBacklash

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I have always used youtube5 extension and changing my youtube settings to play HTML5 instead of flash. (and run click to flash as well)

Right click video, Download. done.
And yeah, works in 10.9
 

Jelite

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I also use youtube center, allows you to download all available versions of the video or just audio.
 

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OK, I tried YouTube Center, YouTube5 and ClipGrap. YouTube Center seems to be an overkill and doesn't seem to recognize anything above 720p for me. :confused: Same goes for YouTube5, but the HTML5 feature is pretty nice, if it would only have less layout trouble. (Btw does anyone know an alternative for this one so I don't have to use Chrome anymore for watching videos that aren't compatible with the HTML5 Beta on YouTube?) And ClipGrap works quite fine, however an extension would be nicer, plus the application itself doesn't have Retina support.
 

smithrh

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Click to Flash.

It's a Safari Extension. Been using it for years now, works great.

It will show all of the available resolutions the video is available in. If it's 4K, you'll have that option.

You can either watch in that resolution (mp4, not flash), or if you right-click on the resolution tag, you can download the mp4 file.
 

DaReal_Dionysus

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I'm tired of using Bootcamp to download YouTube videos. Is there any way to do that on Mavericks? I prefer a simple to use Safari or Chrome extension that is capable to download the highest quality in a useful video format. (= no .flv files!)
Install firefox and use the download helper extension. Easy as hell
 

Chazz08

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I have always used youtube5 extension and changing my youtube settings to play HTML5 instead of flash. (and run click to flash as well)

Right click video, Download. done.
And yeah, works in 10.9
It won't let me right click and download. weird.

[Edit] Right when I posted this, it started working. haha.
 

BroCraig

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easiest for me

I just go to the url bar at the top and put "ss" right after the "www." and it takes me to a page where I can download the file in numerous formats. no extension or app needed. try it and see.
 
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antonis

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I just go to the url bar at the top and put "ss" right after the "www." and it takes me to a page where I can download the file in numerous formats. no extension or app needed. try it and see.
It worked ! Very nice find, thank you.
 
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Let's say you want to download the following new Mac Pro unboxing video from youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqR1RhkNY50

If you just add the "ss" thing:
http://www.ssyoutube.com/watch?v=WqR1RhkNY50

It will navigate you to a site where you can download the video choosing from any available format.
Thanks, I got it after a while, but that link eventually relinks to this site: http://en.savefrom.net/savefrom.php
I do not have enough time to actually do something on that site to download anything, but then again, I am still using OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and Safari 6 or so.
 

MedellinParcero

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I am getting a MBPr13 this week and need to know the best youtube to mp3 for a mac.

Specifically one that is easy to use and automatically puts the file / music into itunes.

Any suggestions?