CNET Editors' review
MacX YouTube Downloader for Mac is a free utility for downloading and locally saving videos from YouTube. YouTube has recently implemented changes to prevent downloading of its videos, but MacX YouTube Downloader for Mac seems to be able to bypass the current tricks (unlike some other similar apps). You can download MacX YouTube Downloader for Mac from the publisher's site or from several Mac download portals.
Installing MacX YouTube Downloader for Mac is easy, and the app functions well. There's configurability in the way it operates and the formats it handles, but the defaults will suffice for most users. Even HD videos can be downloaded, as can all standard YouTube formats. The publisher claims over 420 codecs are embedded in the app, but we didn't try all the possible variations after proving we can download the most common ones for playback on Apple devices (including iPhone and iPad). In addition, we could save in native formats for Android and Blackberry.
MacX YouTube Downloader for Mac worked on every clip we tried without an error, which is notable for apps of this type. There is no download manager included, but the clips seemed to download at full connection speed, so the lack of a manager (and simultaneous download streams) wasn't an issue for us. We liked using MacX YouTube Downloader for Mac for its simplicity and reliability.MacX Youtube Downloader - Download and convert videos from Youtube quickly and easily - Download Video Previews:
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MacX YouTube Downloader is a totally free YouTube video downloader for you to download YouTube video with fast speed on Mac.It is specially designed for Mac users to download videos from YouTube for free on Mac computer. It supports free downloading YouTube videos of different resolution and format, no matter common YouTube videos or HD videos in 720P or even higher.It is unbeatable that this free video downloader is a perfect tool for online video enthusiasts to download videos and save them into personal collections. As it keeps the spirit of simplicity while adopt advanced technology to make the video downloading process easy and fast. You are no longer struggling with bad network connection and can take favorite videos with you on any portable device and watch them while on the move. Main Features: 1. This free YouTube Downloader helps to download all YouTube videos for free on Mac, including MP4, WebM, FLV, even YouTube HD videos. 2. The built-in video player enables you to start watching YouTube videos immediately without waiting until the entire video is downloaded. 3. The multi-threading and batch downloading technologies speed up the downloading process dramatically. 4. Detect the YouTube video automatically opened in browse without copying and pasting the URL manually. 5. Automatically add MP4s to iTunes library for iPhone, iPad, iPod convenient transfer. 6. Take snapshot from your favorite videos and customize your own album. 7. Upgrade to support Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. 8. Fixed minor bugs while downloading video from Youtube. More information, please visit: http://www.macxdvd.com/free-youtube-video-downloader-mac/
What's new in this version: Enhanced automatic parsing URLs technology to better detect YouTube video automatically
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All versions:3.7 stars
out of 23 votes
Current version:4.5 stars
out of 2 votes
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"Im surprised it actually worked."
Version: MacX YouTube Downloader 3.0.6
I can cue up multiple videos
I can download multiple videos at once
Let's me choose what format I want it in
It takes a few minutes for it to find the video when pasting in the link. If you like to move fast and copy and paste fast, then this will slow you down. But, still works though
I have searched and installed many apps that said it would download the youtube video, but once installed it didnt work, or something went wrong. So I found this one, and actually really needed it that night. I installed it and it worked the first time. So, this app saved my project.
"Fast, easy to use"
Version: MacX YouTube Downloader 3.0.6
This program launches quickly, has a very intuitive user interface and downloads files quickly, even hour long videos. It transfers them directly to the movie folder in your iTunes if you want it to.
The MP4's it created for my iTunes can't be transferred to my iPod. This completely negated my purpose in downloading from Youtube. I was hoping to put cool old concerts on my iPod video. I'm not sure what the problem is. I was able to use an MP3 converter to make them into audio files and put them on the iPod, but this partially negated my purpose in having videos on the iPod, at least I can still listen to the concerts this way. Oddly, the iPod sees the MP3 files as MP4's but without the video, even though they have an MP3 tag on my laptop. I would have given this program 5 stars otherwise. I haven't tried downloading it to other file types yet. I may still find a way to solve this problem.
If you just want video downloads from Youtube for your computer, this is an awesome program.
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