YouTube Downloader?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by kcrossley, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. kcrossley macrumors regular

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    I need a recommendation on a good Mac OS Sierra compatible YouTube video downloader app. Any suggestions?

    Thanks!
     
  2. elf69 macrumors 68020

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    recently another thread similar.

    I used youtubedownloader.com

    not an app but works for me.
     
  3. kcrossley thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sounds good. Will it convert the YouTube video to a .mov file or does that require the Pro version?
     
  4. antonis macrumors 68000

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    I've been using clipgrab for a long time now, and it's freeware. You can find it here.
     
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  10. joeblough macrumors regular

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    youtube-dl is the best - i even was able to capture the coachella live streams using that program. never had a problem with audio/video muxing; it just happened. with the browser based tools it seems like there's always an extra step needed to mux the audio into the video...
     
  11. Narial Taster macrumors member

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    +1 for youtube-dl. It seems a little intimidating at first but works very well and is really quite easy to use. I recommend that you install it via Homebrew.
     
  12. Larry_Gilmore macrumors newbie

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    What about Internet Download Manager (IDM). I'm also using this software and its really good software for me. Because of this software, I can download any videos any website via IDM.
     
  13. adam9c1 macrumors 68000

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    The beauty of YouTube-dL is it will even do entire playlists.

    I saved an syntax example and use that/mos as needed. Yup. Via home brew.
     
  14. Zwhaler macrumors 604

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  15. Kierikka macrumors member

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    I use Downie for all my downloads for videos on the net. It works great and the app has a good mac-feeling to it.
     
  16. turbineseaplane macrumors 68040

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    Google for "youtube-dl"

    Once you get it set up, it's the best of breed for sure
     
  17. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    OK. For the youtube-dl pros here. I installed brew and youtube-dl. I was trying to download an mp3 and I used

    Code:
    youtube-dl -s --audio-format mp3 "URL-to-youtube-video"
    I keep getting the following error in the terminal:

    Code:
    ERROR: Unable to download webpage: <urlopen error [Errno 61] Connection refused> (caused by URLError(error(61, 'Connection refused'),))
    Can anyone help?
     
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  19. adam9c1 macrumors 68000

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    Open the terminal and copy this command and hit enter

    /usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"

    once homebrew is installed copy this command

    brew install youtube-dl

    If you want to download the video from this link:


    type youtube-dl

    I took out the "-s" and was able to download

     
  20. Ledgem macrumors 65816

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    I'll second Downie. I've used it for years and it's fantastic. Very simple to use, and I've grabbed videos from sites besides YouTube with it. I've only used it once to try and download a playlist from YouTube but it seemed to handle it without a problem. They frequently update it to add support for new websites, too.
     
  21. sartrekid macrumors 6502a

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    Another vote for youtube-dl. It's pretty much the "end-game" for YT downloaders, and the vast amount of options that you have at your disposal when downloading a video or entire playlists are the icing on the cake.
     
  22. elf69 macrumors 68020

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    What if I only want mp3 audio, not the whole video.

    I like some the festival/club sets that have been uploaded.
     

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