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How to Download YouTube Videos to Mac Free?

Written by Christina

Let's come straight to the point, this guide is prepared for you who want to download YouTube videos on Mac free and fast. 2 easiest ways are selected for your preference to free download YouTube videos on Mac that are interesting, funny or memorable, or in case that the publisher deletes the video resource someday. However, YouTube encourages online video streaming but doesn't support downloading videos for offline viewing. So, you'd better contact the publisher for permission before you download YouTube videos for Mac.

How to Download YouTube Videos Mac Free?

Best Free YouTube downloader Mac 5KPlayer is one of the best ways that helps you download YouTube videos to Mac in high quality. Movie trailers, video clips or music videos in 4K HDR HD 1080p 720p 360° etc? 5KPlayer eats them all.

Download YouTube Videos Mac

Method 2. Download YouTube Videos to Mac via Online Browser

If you don't need any third-party help, your browser has the potential ability to help download YouTube videos on Mac free directly. Each browser has different settings to enable the download feature, and you can follow the guide below about how to download YouTube videos Mac using Safari, Firefox and Chrome. However, these kinds of methods may cost you some time to full load a video and only allow you to download YouTube videos on Mac one by one. To batch download YouTube videos, you'd better use third-party software like 5KPlayer.

Download YouTube Videos Mac via Safari
When you find a YouTube video that you want to download, just play it to full load it. After the video filling the grey progress bar, click Window on the menu bar > Activity, and find the line that represents your video. Then, double click it and the download progress will begin.

With Firefox
When downloading YouTube videos Mac via Firefox browser, you have to first install Add-ons. Click Tools on the menu bar of Firefox > Add-ons > search and install plugin like DownloadHelper, then restart your Firefox. After the installation, play your YouTube video in Firefox and the icon of DownloadHelper spins showing you the download process is on. This method do not need to wait for the video processing, but one-click to the add-on only downloads a video in about 8 minutes. That is to say, you have to click the add-on twice if you need to download a YouTube video on Mac in 16 minutes.

Through Chrome
Chrome is another mainstream web browser that has the ability to help download YouTube videos on Mac if there is any certain plugin installed like Firefox. To get the plugin, click the Window on the menu bar of Chrome > Chrome Web Store > and search for a video downloader plugin you like most and download it to your Chrome browser. Then, you can open YouTube videos to download at will.

No matter which way you choose to download YouTube videos to Mac free, I hope it works well. If you demand more of the YouTube download Mac besides the video download ability, I hope the YouTube video downloader, video music player, AirPlay mirroring server and DLNA streaming software 5KPlayer can satisfy your requirements.

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