YouTube, the most popular online video-sharing website, covers almost all the sorts of video types, like music video, self-shot funny video, TV shows and Hollywood movies, from which you can find out any video you care a hang and enjoy it online. But accidents always tend to happen. What if don't have time at the moment and just want to save the YouTube video to watch later offline?
The idea of capturing YouTube videos to Mac may come up to your mind. Yes, why not? If you have the right YouTube vdieo recorder for Mac, it will be just as easy as a pie.
Best Mac Screen Recorder to Record YouTube Video with Audio
Capture a non-downloadable YouTube video the world-renowned MacX Video Converter Pro. It enables you to record any live streaming video on YouTube from your Mac screen (macOS Monterey) with terrific audio and image quality.
- Record YouTube videos (partial/full screen), live streaming YouTube on Mac with original audio and video quality;
- Capture any web video from Dailymotion, Metacafe, Vimeo, Facebook, Instagram, etc. with unaffected quality;
- Edit recorded YouTube clip: trim, crop, split, merge, rotate, add subtitle/watermark, adjust resolution/frame rate...
- Also a YouTube video downloader with which you can capture YouTube videos by free downloading (720p/1080p/4K/8K from YouTube or other 1000+ sites) at fast speed;
- Save the captured YouTube videos to MP4, MOV, MKV, 3GP, AVI, WMV, H264, HEVC, etc. for iPhone iPad, Android.
Part 1. How to Record YouTube Live Streaming Video on Mac with Audio
This intuitive YouTube recorder for Mac OS will lead you to accomplish the YouTube video recording task easy as A-B-C and meanwhile reserving 1:1 original video and audio quality.
Step 1: Click "Screen Recorder" Button.
After free downloading and running YouTube video recorder for Mac, press the "Screen Recorder" button on the main interface.
Step 2: Adjust Capture Settings.
In this area, you are allowed to customize the screen recording area by choosing "Keep Full Screen" or "Crop Region". Moreover, before you capture YouTube video on macOS, you have the choice to select the quality of video to be recorded, tweak the video frame rate, add sound effect to your video, and alike.
Tips: for smoothly recording the audio, you're suggested not to adjust the audio settings lest the unexpected heightened volume would hurt your hearing. You can capture streaming videos on Mac from not only YouTube, but also any other sites.
Step 3: Select the Destination Folder.
Click "Target Folder" button to select a destination folder and save your recorded YouTube video.
Step 4: Start Record.
Hit "Start Record" button, the program will start capturing YouTube screen video within a fraction of seconds.
Part 2. How to Capture YouTube Videos for Mac via YTB Videos Download
As mentioned above, the Mac YouTube video recorder offers another way to capture YouTube streaming videos: free download. Using this way, you can skip the video playback process while recording, and capture YouTube videos for Mac computer right away.
Step 1: Free download YouTube video capturing software Mac version for Macbook Pro/Air, iMac etc. (Windows version is also available for 11/10/8/7/Vista/XP) and launch it. Then click "YouTube" icon and "Paste & Analyze" button to detect YouTube streaming videos.
Step 2: Choose the output video format, resolution, video size as you need.
Step 3: Click the "Browse" button and choose the location where you would like to save your captured YouTube videos.
Step 4: Press "Download Now" to save the YouTube videos offline. It takes half-a-minute to get a 4-minute HD music video. You can also capture YouTube audio on Mac only by converting the video into MP3 or other audio formats.
Part 3. How to Record Live Streaming YouTube on Mac with QuickTime Player
Some Mac users may think about QuickTime player. Yes, QuickTime player has the native ability to screen record video for MacBook or iMac without any 3rd party app help. Well, one point should be noted: QuickTime will record both the sound of Mac speaker and noise from the enviroment. For those who don't mind this point, follow the steps below to achieve your goal:
Step 1: Go to Finder > Applications > tap QuickTime Player from the list.
Step 2: Move your mouse to the top menu of the screen once QuickTime player is launched. Click File > Choose "New Screen Recording".
Note: click the arrow icon (nearby Record button) and opt for "Show Mouse Clicks" in recording option from the drop-down menu. After that, your mouse clicks appear in sight.
Step 3: Head to YouTube webpage and find your desired YouTube videos or live streaming video. Tap Record button.
- Record the full screen: click anywhere on the screen.
- Record partial screen: hold the touchpad and drag it to select the screen section size you need for recording.
Step 4: Click Start Recording.
Step 5: Right-click on the QuickTime Player icon in the Dock and select Stop Recording if you wanna draw to a close on this Mac YouTube screen recording. Or simultaneously press Command + Control + Esc shortcuts to end screen recording.
Step 6: The captured YouTube file will be opened automatically once it's accomplished. Load it to iMovie or Premiere for further editing if needed. Or just save it to your MacBook or iMac for latter offline viewing.
Part 4. How to Record YouTube Screen with Photo Booth App
Photo Booth app is prone to be neglected with its screen recording feature. Actually, you can use your Mac built-in iSight camera or an external camera (latest iPhone models would be fine) to screen record YouTube video on Mac under the assistance of Photo Booth app. And the whole procedure is damn simple:
Preparation: supposing you screen capture YouTube footage with an external camera, opt for it as your input device in Camera settings in the menu on top of the screen when you fire this app up. Moreover, For iPhone users who take advantage of it as the input device, you're supposed to connect it with your Mac via a USB cable and run EpocCam on both iPhone and Mac. This step is vital, making transmission from the iPhone onto the Mac screen possible. When everything is ready, go ahead:
Step 1: Launch Photo Booth app on Mac > choose "Camera" > select the input camera device you want.
Step 2: Click "Record Video" icon at the lower left corner of this app.
Step 3: Tap Stop button to stop recording YouTube screen on Mac.