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How to Download YouTube 1080p/720p Video on Mavericks Effortlessly

Attributing to its fast performance and energy efficiency, the OS X 10.9 Mavericks woos many video buffs. However, the compatible issue still plagues many YouTube users who have updated their Mac OS to Mavericks as they cannot download YouTube video on Mavericks. So if you are sweating over finding a feasible solution to download your favorite videos from YouTube on Mac Mavericks without an error, here is the right answer.

Way 1: Download YouTube Video on Mavericks Using Safari Extension

Despite there is no activity windows with Safari in Mavericks, downloading video from YouTube on Mac Mavericks is still achievable with the assistance of a safari extension in Mavericks like YouTube5 or using the free desktop app ClipGrab or MacTubes. You can just download the safari extension, click to open it, open safari preferences and click install. Once installed check that it's enabled before quitting safari and reopening to use the extension. When you watch a YouTube video you'll see a download button near the bottom of the video, click on that and you'll be able to choose the both the quality and format you want to download the video in.

The Safari Extension, on the one hand, works well under Mavericks, on the other hand, possibly slows Safari, however. Worse still, YouTube downloading always fails with ClipGrab and MacTube. So another option to download YouTube video on Mavericks you can count for is to employ a professional YouTube downloader that is compatible with Mavericks.

Way 2: Find a Professional YouTube Downloader for Mavericks

There are a slew of YouTube downloaders available for the lower OS X versions only instead of Mavericks-compatible version. As a result, problems like "YouTube Downloader not working on Mavericks" occur. Fortunately, such problem can be resolved as long as you have MacX YouTube Downloader in hand. It works as a professional YouTube Downloader for Mavericks, capable of freely downloading 1080P/720P YouTube video on Mavericks without going error. Below is the detailed guide on how to download YouTube HD video on Mac Mavericks.

Step 1: Free download and install this YouTube downloader on your Mavericks. Copy the URL of the video page and open this free YouTube downloader. Then paste the URL and click "analyze" to load the YouTube video details. Or click "paste & analyze" button to automatically detect the Chinese Food video opened in browse.

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Step 2: Choose video format, resolution and file size you desire.

Step 3: Click "Browse" button to specify an output folder on your computer to save the output files.

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Step 4: Hit "Download Now" to start downloading video on Mac Mavericks free.

Tips: The advanced version of this free YouTube downloader for Mavericks, dubbed MacX Video Converter Pro, enables to not only download YouTube video on Mavericks but also convert YouTube video to iPad Air, iPad Mini with Retina Display, iPhone 5S/5C, Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 3, HTC One, etc with high quality and fast speed.

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