Free app to download YouTube videos in their highest resolution?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by iRock1, Apr 22, 2018.

  1. iRock1 macrumors 6502a

    iRock1

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    Hi,

    I've found a lot of online services that download YouTube videos, but for some weird reason they won't allow me to download the video I want to download in its maximum resolution (which is 1080p), and if some of them offer me that option they won't include the audio (???).

    Do you guys have some tip?
     
  2. flyinmac macrumors 68040

    flyinmac

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    I use MovieSherlock

    http://moviesherlock.com/moviesherlock.aspx


    Works great. I have the paid version. But it worked free as well. At the moment, I don’t remember what compelled me to upgrade. But it wasn’t expensive, and it’s certainly been worth it.
     
  3. mikzn macrumors 6502a

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  4. iRock1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    iRock1

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    Thanks. I tried it and the trial version was enough ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
  5. flyinmac macrumors 68040

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    Glad it worked for you. I’ve used it to expand my offline content collection. Does it quickly and easily.
     
  6. Peter Crow macrumors newbie

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    Try this free software TubeGeter to download youtube videos in HD 1080p, HD 720p, 4K, and 8K resolution
     
  7. flyinmac macrumors 68040

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    That appears to be a Windows application.

    And while it appears you can “download for free”, the limited information on the website indicates payment for features.

    So it is unclear what it does for free compared to what you have to pay for.

    It could be an interesting program. But the details of its abilities is very superficial. Some of the descriptions, I’m not even sure what they mean. As in that sounds cool, but it doesn’t really tell me what it’s going to do or how.

    But the original poster was looking for a program to run on his Macintosh.

    I believe the website hints at you being the developer. Hopefully the above feedback will help you refine the website.
     
  8. freeman1899 macrumors member

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    youtube-dl
    If you don't mind it being a command line tool this is the best thing you can get. Due to being an open source project and being actively developed it works with a lot of sites.
     
  9. Traace macrumors member

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    youtube-dl is amazing, with ffmpeg it supports downloading all formats available for a video.

    Current verions runs on 10.4+ PPC / Intel :)
     

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