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Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by vim147, Jun 26, 2012.
Can anyone tell me how i can download YouTube videos ideally for free.
I use both Chrome and Safari.
How to download YouTube videos in Safari
If you're using Safari, first try right-clicking the video to see if "Download Video" is an option. It should be if you're using the HTML5 trial.
If not, while viewing the video just click Window > Activity then identify the video in the list of elements (it will likely show something like "258K of 1.8MB" and will be the largest file on the list.
Hold the option key down and double-click the file to download.
You could use KeepVid, or you could use ClickToFlash, or you could use Safari's Activity window, or you could use ClipGrab, and all of these are free.
ClipGrab is what I use and it's pretty good. It allows you to select video quality on youtube vids as well as convert to mp3. Wontube.com is pretty good as well.
the Mediahuman apps are all great, you've got the youtube to mp3 variant as well as the regular one.
If you have a Synology NAS (a great Mac accessory with TM) there's a Safari extension for it that offloads the YouTube or other download tasks to the NAS.
I got this in a bundle with Parallel Desktop and Civ V and several other apps for $50! It works amazingly. Any video that is streaming can be downloaded..... I haven't tried it with netflix or HULU or anything. Scared lol
Download helper (an addon for Firefox). It does need Firefox but it can download almost any video or audio file you can find.
Did you notice that the OP uses Chrome and Safari... not Firefox?
Unfortunately, Safari 6 removed "Activity"! What would be an alternative option? Thanks
.webm from keepvid.com provides superior quality compared to other file types
see activity window