YouTube is the largest database of online videos. More than a million videos are watched by people on YouTube on a daily basis. A problem with watching videos on YouTube is that they consume a lot of data. If you frequently watch videos on YouTube, chances are that you are paying a lot of money for an unlimited data service. Think about it, won?t it be better if you can save those videos in your Mac or pc so that you don?t have to go online each time you want to watch your favorite video playlist. About 3 months ago, YouTube announced that it will allow users to download the videos to the user?s local storage for example to the hard disk of your Mac or PC but that promise hasn?t been fulfilled yet. There are some videos that you can download straight from YouTube but most of them are not available for offline viewing. In this article we will tell you how you can download YouTube videos straight to your Mac computer and watch them offline instead of streaming them online.
- Download videos from YouTube through this app:
Open the app store and search for YouTube video downloader. You will get a lot of results. Some of these apps are paid while others are free. But you shouldn?t be bothered about all of them. Amongst the listed apps, search for FLVTO video downloader. This is the ultimate app for downloading videos from YouTube. Even though this app is free and you will not be charged anything for either installing this app or downloading videos through this app, it is quite better than some of the paid apps out there. Most of the free apps allow only a certain number of videos to be downloaded through their interface and then they ask the user to pay for the service. Another trick that some apps developers use is that they allow the user to download unlimited number of videos but they restrict the quality of videos that you can download. For example these apps don?t allow you to download videos in full high definition. But there is no such problem with the app we just mentioned. With this video downloader you can download any number of videos and that too in full high definition and the best part is that it will always be free.
- What to do after installing the app:
Once you install the app, open it and you will be greeted by its user friendly interface. In most of the cases you will be automatically presented with the YouTube homepage in the built-in app browser. Just in case if you don?t get the YouTube homepage automatically, look at the top, there you will find the address bar of the browser that comes in-built with the app. Type the URL for YouTube and the site will open up. Search for any video that you want to download and play it in the app itself. Besides downloading the video to your Mac, you can also stream the video within the app. In case you want to download it, look towards the right corner and you will find a bouncing small bubble. Touching it will initiate the download.