Is anyone successfully downloading YouTube videos or mp3's?

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by blackxacto, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. blackxacto macrumors 6502

    blackxacto

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    #1
    I want something that is successfully downloading, not just "I heard this works". I've tried Airy, but w no success. I can't go to the Safari Active page on the urls because I cannot find the file link in the safari code in Sierra.

    Or am I missing the link in the Safari Activity code window?
     
  2. Lunder89 macrumors regular

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    I usually use "en.savefrom.net" when I want to download a YouTube video or its audio.
    If the video doesn't contain copyright music, you can also use "clipconverter.cc"
     
  3. SG- macrumors regular

    SG-

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    get 'youtube-dl' command line app in homebrew, then you just type youtube-dl 'http://url' and it will the highest quality version by default as a mp4 or mkv. there are quite a few options that let you grab whatever quality or just the audio and so on.
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    Try the standalone app named "ClipGrab".

    Requires copying the youtube URL from Safari, then pasting into ClipGrab (actually, all one needs to do is copy, ClipGrab "picks up" the paste automatically).

    Granted, this is not as slick as grabbing the video "directly from Safari", but it works.
     
  5. cynics macrumors G4

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    If I'm just after an mp3 from a youtube video I just use one of the many youtube to mp3 websites. Enter the url and it spits out a mp3 into downloads. I just google search when I need it.

    Just works for the sounds (mp3) though.
     
  6. Lunder89 macrumors regular

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    Didn't know that little trick. Works great. I am gonna use that from now on :)
     
  7. blackxacto thread starter macrumors 6502

    blackxacto

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    "I just use one of the many youtube to mp3 websites."

    Searched and found one of these free sites. Works 100%. Thanks
     

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