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How to Download and Save YouTube Videos for Offline Viewing

"I posted videos on youtube a long time ago. I would really like to delete them but I would like to save it onto my computer. Is there a way to save a video from youtube onto my Mac computer and still be able to view it once the videos have been deleted from youtube? Thanks." -Jessica
"What's the best tool for saving youtube videos on Mac for an mp4 player? My player converts the files to its own format with its software provided but are confused on how to get the files from youtube" -chicken little

Have you ever encountered or still suffering from the same or similar problems? Are you wondering how to untie all those knots once and for all? Use the guide below to save YouTube videos offline.

Given that the key to solve the troubles is suiting the remedy to the case, so let us first analyze the cause and effect for those problems listed:

With regard to the first one, Jessica is keen to get YouTube videos downloaded on Mac computer for offline watching in case that it is deleted from the YouTube. Therefore, what she needs is a reliable Mac YouTube downloader to accomplish the task in safe mode. For Chicken Little's concern, he needs a powerful combination of YouTube video saver to capture YouTube videos as well as a YouTube video converter, which will convert the downloaded YouTube videos to MP4 and other formats.
Then what is the ideal competent software that fulfils all users' demands? Here strongly recommends you the best all-in-one MacX Video Converter Pro.

Best Software to Download YouTube Videos on macOS (incl. Big Sur)

MacX Video Converter Pro, as the strongest performer, excels in free downloading videos from YouTube in 720p, 1080p Full HD, 4K 2160p on macOS (Big Sur incl.), as well as saving videos from Facebook, Instagram, Vimeo, Vevo, Dailymotion, etc. 1000+ video sharing sites. One eye-catching feature is that it also supports you downloading your watch later list directly after you log in YouTube account and enable you to further edit YouTube videos after downloads like cut, crop, merge, split, rotate, stabilize, denoise, fisheye correction, add/export subtitles, add special effects to video, etc.

Tutorial: How to Save YouTube Music Videos/Clips on Mac Laptop

Step 1: Free download best YouTube video saver and run it on your computer. Copy and paste video URL to the box frame. And Click "analyze" button to load the video.

Step 2: Choose the video output format, formats, codes, etc.

Save YouTube Videos Mac

Step 3: Select output folder to save the output video by clicking "Browse" button.

Step 4: Click "Download Now" to start to legally download YouTube video.

Note: Besides all the above mentioned traits, the YouTube video saving program for Mac can help to convert YouTube videos to MP4, AVI, MP3 and any other video audio format on Mac, record on-screen activities and make photo slideshows for achieving a better visual feast.

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.

Other Options to Download and Save YouTube Videos on Mac

There are also other ways to download and save YouTube videos on Mac: 

Add-ons are another ways to save music videos, clips, movies on YouTube for Mac messing up your desktop. Here we take the famous Download Flash & Video add-on for reference, you install it to your Firefox toolbar, and then open your YouTube video till the original video starts playing, after which you click the installed add-on's icon to select the video format and size, thus you may start capturing video from YouTube.

Except desktop downloader and add-ons, online video downloader also performs well in saving videos from YouTube on Mac. The well-received online downloader includes Downloader Helper, Video Downloader Professional, etc. All you need to do is to copy target YouTube video URL and then paste the URL into the address bar of the downloader, starting to "download video".