How to Download Video From Youtube on Mac

Alicia Santos

Mac, Tutorials

Are you a Mac user who wants to download videos from YouTube? Look no further!

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to download videos from YouTube on your Mac. With just a few simple steps, you’ll be able to save your favorite videos and watch them offline anytime, anywhere.

Step 1: Choose a Reliable YouTube Downloader

To start, you need to find a reliable YouTube downloader for your Mac. There are various options available online, but one of the most popular choices is ClipGrab. It’s free, easy to use, and offers a range of features that make downloading videos a breeze.

Here’s how to download ClipGrab:

  1. Visit the ClipGrab website: Open your preferred web browser and search for “ClipGrab.” Click on the official website link.
  2. Download ClipGrab: On the website, locate the download button and click on it.

    The software will start downloading immediately.

  3. Install ClipGrab: Once the download is complete, locate the downloaded file and double-click on it to begin the installation process. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

Step 2: Copy the YouTube Video URL

Now that you have installed ClipGrab on your Mac, it’s time to copy the URL of the YouTube video you want to download. Follow these steps:

  1. Open YouTube: Launch your web browser and go to www.youtube.com.
  2. Select a Video: Browse through YouTube and choose the video you wish to download.
  3. Copy the URL: Once you have selected the video, click on the address bar at the top of your browser to highlight the URL. Then, right-click and select “Copy” from the context menu. Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut Command + C to copy the URL.

Step 3: Download the YouTube Video

With ClipGrab installed and your YouTube video URL copied, it’s time to download the video. Follow these steps:

  1. Launch ClipGrab: Open ClipGrab on your Mac by clicking on its icon in the Applications folder or using Spotlight search.
  2. Paste the URL: In ClipGrab, you’ll find a field labeled “URL” or “Video URL.” Right-click inside that field and select “Paste” from the context menu.

    Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut Command + V.

  3. Select Output Format and Quality: Choose your desired output format (e.g., MP4) and quality (e., 1080p) using the drop-down menus in ClipGrab.
  4. Start Downloading: Finally, click on the “Download” button in ClipGrab to start downloading the YouTube video. The progress bar will indicate how much of the video has been downloaded.

Note: Make sure you comply with YouTube’s terms of service and only download videos for personal use or with proper permissions from content creators.

Step 4: Access Your Downloaded Video

Congratulations! You have successfully downloaded a YouTube video on your Mac using ClipGrab. Now, let’s find the video and access it:

  1. Open ClipGrab’s Download Folder: In ClipGrab, click on the menu labeled “Window” and select “Downloads.” This will open the Downloads window.
  2. Locate Your Video: In the Downloads window, you’ll find a list of your downloaded videos.

    Find the video you just downloaded and make a note of its file name and location.

  3. Access the Video: Now, open Finder on your Mac and navigate to the location where ClipGrab saved your video. Double-click on the video file to play it using your preferred media player.

That’s it! You have successfully downloaded a YouTube video on your Mac using ClipGrab. Now you can enjoy offline viewing of your favorite videos whenever you want!

We hope this tutorial was helpful in guiding you through the process of downloading YouTube videos on your Mac. Remember to respect copyright laws and only download videos for personal use or with proper permissions from content creators. Happy downloading!

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