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Free Download Video from YouTube for Offline Viewing

YouTube has become one of the most popular video-sharing website for its convenience and abundance. Most of the content on YouTube has been uploaded by individuals around the world. People can find various types of videos on it, like movie trailers, TV clips, funny videos, and music videos, as well as amateur content such as video blogging and short original videos.

Alas, YouTube requires a live Internet connection, and Wi-Fi is still pretty hard to find in the friendly skies, and some of you may notice that YouTube lacks 4K option in Safari. Have you ever thought of downloading YouTube video for offline viewing on desktop or mobile device?

Best YouTube Offine Downloader to Free Download YouTube Videos for Offline Playback

Google "YouTube offline App Download", currently there is no qualified real YouTube offline downloader for you. Never mind! There is a lightweight ideal free YouTube video download software to meet your needs: MacX YouTube Downloader, which occupies a little storage space (512MB) and runs well without making any burden on your CPU/network connection. Thus, it free downloads video from YouTube to Mac in 720P, 1080P, 4K UHD and even the hottest 360 degree video in batch within mins without affecting your other tasks like web browsing, E-mail sending, etc. It's not a real YouTube offline app, but same to or even better than that.

Free Download Video from YouTube on Mac OS X Step by Step

Step 1: Free download MacX YouTube Downloader and launch it. Find a video you'd like to download, 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 YouTube video opened in browse.

Step 2: Choose video format, resolution and file size you desire. MP4 format is highly recommended for its wide compatibility of iPhone iPad Android, Mac/Win devices.

Grab YouTube Videos Mac

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

Step 4: Hit "Download Now" to start legally downloading video from YouTube on Mac for free with MacX YouTube Downloader. About a few seconds or mins later, you can finally watch YouTube on TV, iPhone iPad, Android, computer, etc. without freezing or buffering.

Safari users can rely on the program to download 4K video using VP9 codecs from YouTube for offline playback on Mac, iPhone, iPad to fix max 1440p option in Safari while streaming video on YouTube.


  • This free YouTube video downloader for Mac tutorial also applies to free video download from Vimeo, Facebook, Vimeo, Vevo, Metacafe, Myspace, Dailymotion, 1000+ video music sites.
  • The built-in video player enables you to start watching the videos immediately without waiting until the entire video is downloaded.
  • Take snapshots of the videos to be downloaded and save as PNG file.
  • You can also set to automatically adding the output MP4 videos to iTunes Library for further use.
  • After free downloading YouTube videos with this free YouTube downloader, you are only accessible to watch them on Mac/Windows locally. If you want enjoy the downloaded videos on mobile, MacX MediaTrans will do you a favor to transfer videos from Mac to iPhone iPad iPod losslessly at super fast speed.

Notice: MacXDVD Software doesn't advocate any reproduce, distribute, transmit, broadcast or sell any content for any other purposes without prior written permission of YouTube or the respective licensors of the content. Please refer to YouTube terms of service before doing so.