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How to Keep YouTube Videos on Mac

YouTube is an open-source for video fans and amateurs to watch and share any videos. You can freely view and comment any interesting movies, video clips, self-made videos and more. However, to keep YouTube videos on your Mac, a YouTube video downloader is needed.

Aimersoft YouTube Downloader for Mac is such a must-have online video downloading tool if you want to keep videos from YouTube on Mac. Besides YouTube, it can download streaming videos from various video sharing sites like Hulu, Dailymotion, VEVO, Vimeo, Metacafe, MTV, Blip.tv, Nico nico, Myspace and more. Aimersoft YouTube Downloder for Mac can convert the downloaded YouTube videos to various formats like MP4, MOV, M4V, 3GP, AVI, WMV and more. Moreover, it can extract audio from YouTube videos and save them as MP3, WAV, MKA, etc. format with fast speed while maintaining high quality.

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Steps to keep videos from YouTube on Mac

Aimersoft YouTube Downloader for Mac can download and save any interesting videos on Mac with a few simple clicks. Please note that the screenshot below are taken from the Mac version of YouTube video downloader. Just make sure you’ve downloaded the proper version. OK, let’s start now!

1Play the YouTube videos you want to download

Visit youtube.com with Chrome, Safari or Firefox and search for the video you want to download. Play it as usual.

2 Download YouTube videos with a click

Click the pop-up Download button on the right-upper side of the video play window to download the playing video.

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Note: There are two other ways to download YouTube videos: copy the video URL and click the Paste URL button; or directly drag and drop the video URL to the window of downloader.

3 Watch YouTube video offline

Aimersoft YouTube Downloader for Mac employs a built-in video player. You can play and watch downloaded videos with it by clicking the play button on the thumbnail.

4 Convert YouTube videos to other format (optional)

Switch to the Downloaded tab. Click the Convert button on the right side of the downloaded video list. Choose what format you want to convert the videos to. Designate a folder to save the converted videos and click OK to start the conversion.

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Tips: If you want to directly download YouTube videos to a certain format, just turn on the "Download then Convert" button.

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Thank you for the information, however, it does not address the problem. My question is, how do I save the downloaded video to another source? I would like to save it onto my iPad for use when I am not near my computer.
Ray Von
Marie this is another great post you have posted. I love reading them as you really take your time and make us understand who are not very computer literate like me. I think that youtube has so many videos that really peaks a lot of persons interest so it is in the best interest to download them if you can.
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