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How to Easily Download YouTube Videos to MOV Format on Mac

Youtube.com has become one of the most popular video sharing sites where people can watch and share any videos and movies. Ever ran into a funny YouTube video you wanted to watch it on QuickTime or edited with iMovie, Final Cut Pro on Mac to share with your friends, but frustrated to find out that neither QuickTime nor iMovie/Final Cut Pro supports YouTube flash videos? Usually, videos downloaded from YouTube are in FLV or MP4 format. However, only the videos that are in MOV format can be played and watched on iPhone, iPad or edited with iMovie or Final Cut Pro. Wondering how to download YouTube videos to MOV format on Mac? Read on to get the best solution.

If you have ever tried to download YouTube videos to your computer, you may find that YouTube doesn't allow you to do that. In this case, video downloader, like Aimersoft YouTube Downloader for Mac, is a necessary tool. Is there any way to directly download YouTube videos as MOV format? The answer is absolutely yes. With Aimersoft YouTube Downloader for Mac, no extra format conversion is needed. It lets you download YouTube videos to MOV without any hassles on Mac OS X (Mavericks). Moreover, this YouTube video downloader is easy to handle, only a few simple clicks can make this a reality.

This video downloader is specially designed for Mac OS (including OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 Mountain Lion and 10.9 Mavericks).

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Instruction to convert Youtube to MOV on Mac:

Download and install Aimersoft YouTube Downloader for Mac on your computer. When the installation is complete, you can follow the steps below to start downloading YouTube videos. Windows users can also follow the same instruction.

1 Download YouTube videos with a simple click

After running this video downloader, you then need to open Safari (Chrome and Firefox are also supported) and visit YouTube.com to search for the videos that you want to download. Play the one that you like. And you will see a Download button on the right upper corner of the video play window. Click it and the video you are watching will be downloaded automatically.

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1. There are two other ways to download YouTube videos: A. Copy the video URL and click the Paste URL button; B. Directly drag and drop the video URL address to the main window of this program. Just note that you can also try download YouTube playlists or download YouTube channels with ease.

2. Click the product name (YouTube Downloader) on the left top of your Mac's desktop and choose Preferences, in the Location option you can choose where to save the downloaded videos and where to store the converted videos.

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3. Apart from YouTube, this video downloader also supports downloading videos from various kinds of videos sites, such as Vimeo, VEVEO, Blip TV, Dailymotion, Facebook and more.

2Choose MOV as the format of the downloaded videos

Click the Downloaded menu to go to YouTube Downloader Library to check the videos you would like to convert, then click Convert at the right side of the target clip; In the pop-up Output Format menu, choose MOV from the Video format category. Click OK to confirm this setting.

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(Tips: As shown in the Output Format menu, Aimersoft YouTube Downloader for Mac can convert downloaded videos to various formats like 3GP, MP4, AVI and more. Plus, it also offers many other optimized presets for editing programs, mobile devices and game devices, like iMovie, Final Cut Pro, iPhone, iPad, Android mobile phone, PSP, Xbox and more.)

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