MovieSherlock is a YouTube downloader for the Mac platform. When you see a YouTube video you want to save locally, you invoke MovieSherlock and it handles the download for you. MovieSherlock can convert formats, as well as provide search integration. The Lite version of MovieSherlock sells for $14.99, while two more-powerful editions sell for $24.99 and $39.99. There is no free evaluation version.
The MovieSherlock interface lets you type in the name of a video you would like to watch, and it will search YouTube for the content, download it, and launch it in a player. Converting the format as it downloads is a part of the process MovieSherlock undergoes, and HD clips can be downloaded with the non-Lite versions of the software. When a clip is downloaded from YouTube it can be added to iTunes automatically. If you have multiple YouTube downloads going on at once, MovieSherlock can act as a download manager.
The problem we have with MovieSherlock is not technical; it works fine and we had no problem with it. But there are a lot of free or lower-cost apps that do the same thing. So, while MovieSherlock is a professional-looking and -acting piece of software, there's a lot of competition in the YouTube download niche, and most people won't be willing to spend $14.99 or more for these features.
There no FREE alternatives! In fact there are no alternatives at all! MovieSherlock is much more than just "youtube downloader", however it can do that too.
MovieSherlock is fast and extremely easy to use application designed natively for Mac OS platform and YouTube and any other web sites that play video. MovieSherlock will search, download and convert any YouTube, DailyMotion, Vimeo, etc movies to your Mac native format. Downloaded videos will have correct file names. Other premium features includes multiple simultaneous downloads, built-in YouTube, Vimeo, DayliMotion search and preview capabilities, single-button user interface and unique convert features. Converted movies are added to your iTunes library automatically. After downloading you can easily copy videos to iPod, iPhone or iPad as they will be converted to Mac native format. Automatically adds downloaded video and audio to iTunes. You can even save the videos as MP3. Download 1080p and 720p HD videos as well as regular Youtube / Vimeo / DailyMotion / Facebook / MySpace / Yahoo!Screen / etc videos. MovieSherlock offers native interface in English, Italian, Spanish, French, Japanese. We provide 100% satisfaction warranty: if you will find a YouTube video that is not downloaded by MovieSherlock we will fix it or do full refund. The fact is, MovieSherlock Pro can download videos from Vimeo, DailyMotion and other web sites as well as it does from YouTube.
What's new in this version:
-Introduced Show Similar: loads up vides very similar to the selected one
-Introduced Safari Integration button
-Fixed download of Vimeo videos
-More concurrent download allowed
-Capture video from web browser
-Video Capture feature was moved to the release state.
-Dock notifications for downloading videos.
-Fixed issue with poor MP3 audio quality.