Downloading from u-tube - on a mac?

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  1. Sir Loin Steak macrumors 6502

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    I have some vidsI once downloaded from you tube a few years ago, but have well and truly forgotten how to do this.

    I suppose i used a client of some sort, all long ago.

    Anyone know the best way of downloading vids from you tube in 2012, please?
     
  2. McGiord macrumors 601

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    Get Firefox, and add some plug ins, extensions, whatever they are called.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    On Safari, try right-clicking the vid and select download. If that's not available, try this.
     
  4. Sir Loin Steak thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Tried all that, but doesn't seem to work...

    *glum*
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Are you on the YouTube HTML5 trial? If so, exit the trial and try again.
     
  6. Sir Loin Steak thread starter macrumors 6502

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  7. Sylon macrumors 68020

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    I am using Google Chrome as my browser and have the "Ultimate YouTube Downloader" extension from the Chrome Web Store. Works flawlessly. Gives you all the available video resolution options for the particular video (up to 1080p) and even offers an MP3 conversion from YouTube videos if you just want the audio. All of this is, of course, free.


    Some video sizes like 360 and 480 are in FLV format. But those can be converted into MP4 format with a video converter like Handbrake.
     
  8. hwojtek macrumors 6502a

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  9. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    No sign of it on my Mac.
     
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  11. WSR macrumors regular

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    I have found ClickToFlash extension to Safari to work well with this.
     
  12. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    No sign of it on mine also. Searched thoroughly. Safari behaves normally.
     
  13. davidlv macrumors 65816

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    Try Mactubes? It's free and available at:
    http://www.macupdate.com/find/mac/mactubes
    I have found it easier to use than the various extensions available, especially on Camino, my standard browser. Firefox has similar extensions, but why bother when Mactubes just works?
     
  14. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

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    I use JDownloader. Requires only a fast configuration, and can run silent in the background. You can select the resolution and the desired/needed file type (MP4 with H.264 video and AAC sound for iDevices).
     
  15. steveLONDON macrumors regular

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  16. Techwriter macrumors regular

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    You don't mention your browser preference, but another option is to use Firefox with the free DownloadHelper extension.

    http://www.downloadhelper.net/
     

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