How to free download YouTube videos on Mac

By | July 8, 2011

When you are building a slideshow project using iMovie or iDVD, you may want to insert online YouTube videos into it. Sure, you need to download the video first. Clone2Go Free YouTube Downloader for Mac can help you easily download videos from YouTube and save them as MP4, FLV or 3GP files. When you get the downloaded videos, you can start importing into your iMovie or iDVD project.

In the following tutorial, I’d like to show you how to download videos from YouTube on Mac using Clone2Go Free YouTube Downloader for Mac.

Step 1. Download Clone2Go Free YouTube Downloader for Mac (download link), install and run it.

Below is the screenshot of this free YouTube downloader for Mac:

Free YouTube Downloader for Mac

Step 2. Add YouTube Videos

Visit and go to the YouTube video page you’d like to download to your Mac. Copy the video link from the address bar of your browser.

Paste the link to the “Video Link:” box and click the “+Add” button, then it will be added to the manager panel at the top of the interface. To add more videos, just copy and paste the link to the the box and click the “+Add” button again. Then there will be a list of URL of Videos showing in the manager panel.

free download YouTube videos on mac

Note: You can click the “-Remove” button to remove the links you don’t want.

Another way to add YouTube videos is to directly drag and drop them to the main panel of the program.

Step 3. Specify Output Format

Choose the output format you need from the “Output Format” options. Tick the “HD MP4 if it is available” if you want to download YouTube HD videos as HD MP4 files.

free download YouTube videos on mac

Step 4. Specify Output Folder

Click the “…” button to locate the folder where you want to output the downloaded YouTube videos.

Step 5. Start to Download

Click the “Download” button to start downloading and converting YouTube videos. When the downloading begins, the downloading process is clearly shown in the manager panel. You can also get the video information such Title, Duration, File Size, etc from the manager panel.

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