How to download 1080P from Youtube?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by LeandrodaFL, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. LeandrodaFL macrumors 6502a


    Apr 6, 2011
    Im on Snow Leopard, how to download 1080P from youtube?

    Firefox download manager is not showing 1080P or 480P (it shows 720p tough)
    Clipgrab is downloading all but 1080P
    Clipgrab (releseaed yeterday) doesnt download anything (worst update ever)

    Im currently with Clipgrab installed but to make things worse, I believe I have the Lion version isntead of the proper Snow Leopard version. Does anyone have the app to send me, or recommend me a new free app?
  2. jimsowden macrumors 68000


    Sep 6, 2003
    My usual method is to enable the click-to-flash plugin in safari, then you can right click and "Download Movie" in whatever resolution you have it set in the top left hand corner. Works like a charm.
  3. LeandrodaFL thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Apr 6, 2011
    Thanks for the tip, but It didnt work for me. Please try downloading this:

    Its a 1080P video, I know cause I see it in Firefox. In Safari with the extension turned on, the maximum qualitiy I get to download is 720P. Moreover, the plugin removes the ability to change the resolution while wtaching...
  4. inkhead, Dec 12, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2013

    inkhead macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2005
    Ignore all that. Just google pwnyoutube It's a bookmarlet you put up in the toolbar, you click it and it let's you download all the sizes of any video. No java, no flash, no plugin. It's the only one that always works, because they constantly update it.

    Drag bookmark on the page "Bookmarklet to directly download videos from YouTube" (search page for it) don't just use the pwnyoutube url listed on the page, that's not as reliable.

    I download videos everyday for 3+ years, and it's been working that whole time.

    When the yellow bar pops up on the youtube page for pwnyoutube click "HQ MP4" that's the 1080p version.
  5. TC400 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 20, 2010
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  6. LeandrodaFL thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Apr 6, 2011
    Thnaks guys, but none work. Here is the video....try it...

    BTW, "HQ MP4" gives the 480P version. A "HQ 720P Mp4" option appears, but no 1080P option
  7. bakechad macrumors member

    Jan 4, 2008
    Youtube-dl works on OS X, Linux, & Windows. Lots of options, works great. I use it everyday.
  8. smithrh macrumors 68020


    Feb 28, 2009
    I've heard rumblings that Google changed up the distribution method for 1080p, which is why the normal/old ways of snagging copies don't work anymore.
  9. Stunned Monkey macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2013
    Not free, but I use VideoGet on Windows, and there's a Mac version as well though I've not tried the Mac version:

    Does 1080p in native FLV or convert it to just about any format during the download. Works on just about any "tube" type site.
  10. LeandrodaFL thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Apr 6, 2011
    That did happen 2 months ago, every software stoped working properlly. This even caused BulkYoutubeDownloader, a very popular Firefox extension to release a note stating they would no longer update the app, cause google was a pain in the ass.

    However, Clipgrab (wich is free btw) did update its engine around 1 month ago, and version is downloading 1080P normally on both Windows XP and Mountain Lion. However, my Windows XP crashed last week, and I dont have Mountain Lion, only Snow Leopard. For some reason, Clipgrab doesnt work on 1080P in Snow Leopard
  11. LeandrodaFL thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Apr 6, 2011
    Clipgrab working apparently

    I wanted to explore more about Clipgrab, and it appears it works for snow leopard if you download the 32-bit version of Downlading a 3min 1080P video takes 20 minutes, but it gets the job done eventually

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