youtube video that actually works??

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Phil in ocala, Jul 30, 2016.

  1. Phil in ocala macrumors 6502

    Phil in ocala

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    I have tried about five apps for the Mac that are supposed
    to download videos and none seem to work...when the youtube
    video is playing it says there is no media to download.
    The one for firefox is worthless at best.
    I would prefer a free download if you know one
    and have actual experiences with it on youtube.
    thanks
     
  2. allan.nyholm macrumors 6502a

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    Actual experience: Google Chrome using the Tampermonkey extension (non-beta) and the YoutubeCenter developer Userscript: https://github.com/YePpHa/YouTubeCenter/wiki/Developer-Version

    Been using this for quite a while.

    Should work across all browsers that Tampermonkey supports. I just happen to use it together with Google Chrome v52.

    If you'd rather use the Greasemonkey extension for Firefox that would work just as well in my experience when using the Firefox browser.

    Also, I've never tried the YoutubeCenter developer extension. I've kept myself to the userscript.

    Snoop around.
     
  3. Phil in ocala thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What you gave me are not completed applications....they are for developers. I will try the Greesemonkey.
     
  4. Pyrhonen macrumors member

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    You don't need any app to download Youtube vids, its pretty easy with Safari.
     
  5. Phil in ocala thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That was true some years ago but the current Safari does not have that feature......Apple decided we did not need to download videos....they also decided that when using Quicktime to record a streaming video...we did not need to hear the audio...so the Developer Geeks designed Quicktime so it records in silence......Great thinking!!!
     
  6. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    There are a number of Firefox plugs that do this easily...
     
  7. Phil in ocala thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Actually, they may be true for other sites but working with youtube....is problematic at best.
     
  8. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Get the Fastesttube extension for Safari. It puts a Download button on YouTube pages. Works a treat.
    https://kwizzu.com/
     
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  10. Joycekyle macrumors newbie

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    I think you should check whether the URL you provide is incorrect. Sometimes, people may mistype blanks into the address bar, which causes downloading task failure. Absolutely, if you believe that the apps are not effective, you may consider searching some other downloading apps.

    As for me, I usually download YouTube video with Video Grabber and ClipConverter. Both of them are free online applications without installing any other plugins or programs. Hope they will be workable on your computer. Good luck.
     
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    Ghostery already solved that problem, but .. http://www.youtubeinmp4.com/ has always worked for me (last time I used it was a couple of weeks ago)
     
  13. Digger148 macrumors member

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    I just right-click or 2-finger tap within the video window and Safari gives me the option to download video, no 3rd party apps needed. I've been doing this since, at least, Safari 8.

    I can remember only twice when it became unavailable, then, in a couple of days or so, Apple issued a Safari update to remedy that.
     
  14. Phil in ocala thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ++++++++++++++++
    I do not want to inter a link to the youtube video each time I want to download...big hassle.
     
  15. agentsmithone macrumors member

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    Web-based options work and generally contains no malware threat. Google has banned and eradicated possibilities for YouTube video downloaders, many of the remaining browser extensions are not signed (sanctioned) and may contain malware so use at your own risk.
     
  16. 960design macrumors 68020

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    Just add ss in front of the youtube video url and pick your download.
    Example:
    Code:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
    To download:
    Code:
    https://www.ssyoutube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
    Done.
     
  17. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    So, have you tried FastestTube yet?
     
  18. Ulenspiegel, Aug 16, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2016

    Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030

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    You may try Videobox by TastyApps. It has a Safari extension for convenience.
    Update:
    It can pretty much download any video, not only Youtube.
    I tried a number of video downloaders, but at the end I stayed with Videobox. The (one-click) Safari extension turned out to be very convenient, there is no need for copy/paste (though it has this option as well).
     
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    I'm a big fan of 4K Downloader. Lots of features and rock solid.
     

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