Video downloader for YouTube and non YouTube sites

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by agent-x, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. agent-x macrumors member

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    Hi Guys

    I need a youtube video downloader which downloads video in more a less the same quality they are on youtube.

    After reading alot about YouTube Downloader HD i decided to download it, but unfortunately the video quality is not the same as the original on youtube..

    Any advice?

    Also I need to download video from other sites.

    can you please advice which would be the best software?

    I dont mind paying for the software HOWEVER i would like to test it out before I buy it

    Thanks
     
  2. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    With YouTube you can actually use Safari for this – go to Activity, and it'll show you what's loading on each page. With YT you'll see a multi-megabyte file… click on that and it'll start downloading. As to non-YouTube sites, can't help you with that.
     
  3. agent-x thread starter macrumors member

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    Is it good qaulity using Safari?
     
  4. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    It has nothing to do with the browser. What matters is the quality of the original video, and what resolution you've selected. If you pick a 720p or 1080p video, the file you download will match that. If you choose 360p or 480p, same story.
     
  5. agent-x thread starter macrumors member

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    The thing is

    If i download a video using youtube downloader hd

    And I think it was the setting best available I used

    The quality was not as good as what I was watching on youtube?
     
  6. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    I don't know how that program works, but the file that you'd see under Activity is the file that YouTube is loading to play for you. It's identical.
     
  7. agent-x thread starter macrumors member

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    Excellent will give this a shot later on today

    Can anyone help me with downloading from other sites please?
     
  8. zigzagg321 macrumors 6502

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    Brilliant!
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Actually, you need to press the Option key while double-clicking the file to download it.
    Identical. It's the same file.
     
  10. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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  12. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816

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    Personally, I use ClipGrab most because it has a slick and easy to use interface. However, xVideoServiceThief and DamnVid support more sites. I'd recommend installing ClipGrab and either xVideoServiceThief or DamnVid (as a backup).
     
  13. agent-x thread starter macrumors member

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    I just tried clipgrab not so impressed although it is simple to use

    I used thedemo version of Jaksta that was really good

    will test the others out tomorrow
     
  14. megalaser macrumors 6502

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    search for 4K video downloader, really good app
     

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