How to Save Youtube Videos to Mac

Charlotte Daniels

Mac, Tutorials

Are you tired of not being able to save your favorite YouTube videos to your Mac? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! In this tutorial, we will show you how to easily save YouTube videos to your Mac using a few simple steps.

Step 1: Find the video you want to save

The first step is to find the YouTube video that you want to save. Open your preferred web browser and go to Use the search bar at the top of the page to search for the video you are interested in.

Step 2: Copy the video URL

Once you have found the video, click on it to open it. Look at the address bar in your browser and copy the URL of the video. You can do this by selecting the entire URL and pressing Command + C or by right-clicking on the URL and selecting “Copy”.

Step 3: Visit a YouTube video downloader website

Now, open a new tab in your browser and search for a reliable YouTube video downloader website. There are various options available, such as, or Choose any one of them and open it.

Step 4: Paste the video URL

In the YouTube video downloader website, you will find a text box where you can paste the copied video URL. Click on that text box and press Command + V or right-click and select “Paste” to paste the video URL.

Step 5: Choose the video format and quality

Once you have pasted the video URL, the website will analyze the video and provide you with various options for download formats and quality. Select your preferred format and quality from the available options.

Step 6: Start the download

After selecting the desired format and quality, click on the “Download” or “Start” button to initiate the download process. The website will start fetching and downloading the YouTube video to your Mac.

Step 7: Locate your downloaded video

Once the download is complete, you need to locate your downloaded video on your Mac. By default, it is saved in your “Downloads” folder. Open a new Finder window and navigate to the “Downloads” folder to find your saved YouTube video.


You have successfully saved a YouTube video to your Mac! Now you can watch it anytime, even without an internet connection.

In conclusion, saving YouTube videos to your Mac is a straightforward process. By following these simple steps, you can easily save any YouTube video of your choice. So go ahead and start building your offline collection of amazing videos!

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