MacTubes for Mac

MacTubes for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 44 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.1.6
  • Total Downloads:
    440,769
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 22, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.28MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,157
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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MacTubes streamlines the process of finding and streaming YouTube videos by giving you access to them away from your Internet browser. With this program, your search results will be displayed in the app's interface, and selecting a video opens a pop-up window where it begins to play immediately.

Pros

Fast: Both searches and playback are quick when completed through this app. You get the same search results as you would if you were searching directly on YouTube, and playback is smooth and clear.

Playlists: You can also make playlists of songs or videos to play back at a later time. While it can be a little difficult to figure out how to add videos to your playlists at first, the feature does work, and the completed lists are easily accessible through a list on the left-hand side of the interface.

Cons

Confusing controls: While the Search and Play functions of this app are pretty straightforward, accessing some of the other features can be confusing. For instance, clicking the icon that seems to be for adding songs to a playlist only brings up a message that says you have to sign in to do that, but there is no option to sign in. However, when you bring up the drop-down menu from the icon in the lower left-hand corner of the video interface, there is an option to add the video to a playlist which works. You have to have already created the new playlist from the File menu, though.

Small screen: No matter what you do, the video is played in a small box inside a larger empty window. The button for maximizing the video to take up the full screen doesn't work, so while you can enlarge the entire playback window, the video, itself, still only takes up a tiny portion of that space.

Bottom Line

This free app is great for making music playlists out of YouTube videos once you get the hang of the interface. It's not the best option, though, if you're actually interested in watching the videos, themselves, as the viewing window is quite small.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1–5 of 5

1 stars

"Don't Touch This!"

March 01, 2014  |  By boblack2034aa

 |  Version: MacTubes 3.1.6

Pros

Yes, it enables you to download a youtube video.

Cons

This application installed "something" that continuously made "Yahoo!" my search engine! When I reset my computer settings, this "something" would immediately change them back. Endless frustration and at least an hour of wasted time. I finally had to call Apple for help in removing this App from my computer. By the way, it doesn't show up in the list of Apps. I've always trusted CNET before, but not anymore after this experience.

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5 stars

"working good"

February 10, 2014  |  By ariawan178

 |  Version: MacTubes 3.1.6

Pros

can save video from you tube

Cons

more faster and more download link in the same time

Summary

still a good software

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3 stars

"Good basic download software. Would recommend."

February 07, 2014  |  By Customsoft_biz

 |  Version: MacTubes 3.1.6

Pros

It's free and it does the job. I like the fact that I can specify the download format easily. Sometimes you don't need HD, a basic mp4 format is fine.

Cons

Would be nice if the download speed was faster but it's not bad as is.

Summary

Rated a 3 star. Would go higher if the download speed was greater.

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4 stars

"Working nice"

November 30, 2013

 |  Version: MacTubes 3.1.6

Pros

A good downloader.

Cons

So far it was good

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5 stars

"It's working perfect!"

January 19, 2013  |  By smn_lin

 |  Version: MacTubes 3.1.6

Pros

you can search youtube with keyword, select the quality of video to download, watch video while downloading

Cons

1. add the function of pasting a link
2. display the download speed and estimate time
3. add the function of using proxy

Summary

This is a great app!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.1.6
  • Fixed problem that failed downloading video file.
  • Added "3D" format for download.
  • Over OS X 10.8, video size is very small at playing with Flash Player.
General
Publisher mametunes
Publisher web site http://brpg.hp.infoseek.co.jp/
Release Date December 22, 2012
Date Added December 22, 2012
Version 3.1.6
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Media Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.28MB
File Name MacTubes_v3.1.6.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 440,769
Downloads Last Week 1,157
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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