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How to Free Download YouTube HD Videos on Mac

by Malcolm Woodd (2020-08-16)


YouTube, as the worldwide video sharing sites, offers various videos of 4K UHD, HD, 360 degree, VR online.
But actually you are only allowed to enjoy YouTube HD videos when there is a well connected internet. Otherwise they are not available. For watching videos anywhere and anytime, free downloading YouTube HD videos on Mac seems a nice choice. And accordingly, a functional YouTube video downloader is highly in demand.

MacX YouTube Downloader, a free offline YouTube downloader enables you to download YouTube HD videos on Mac free so as to save and watch your favorite videos on the go without internet requirements.

To be specific, you can apply this free YouTube HD downloader to free download 360 degree VR video from YouTube on Mac in HD or UHD with whatever video format (MP4 MKV AVI FLV 3GP WMV, etc.) without any watermark or time limitation. And the user-friendly interface will guide you to download YouTube videos in HD without consulting any tutorials or user guide, no matter you are an experienced user or a newbie.

How to Get YouTube HD Videos Download Free on Mac OS X

At the very beginning, you need to download MacX YouTube Downloader for free and launch it on your Mac computer. Then here we go for online video download in several clicks.

1.Visit and find your desired video, and copy the URL.

Click "+" icon and "Paste & Analyze" button to detect your copied video URL info.

2.Choose the output format from the automatically pop up window. Generally, 720p/1080p MP4 is highly recommended. 4K UHD, 360 degree, VR YTB videos can also be downloaded within same steps.

3.Click "Browse" button to specify the output folder to save downloaded YouTube HD video.

4.Start downloading by hitting the "Download Now" icon.

Not just YTB, MacX YouTube Downloader also handle SD HD 4K video downloads from Vimeo, Facebook, Vevo, Dailymotion, Metacafe, Pandora, etc, and enables you to add the output MP4 YTB videos to iTunes Library for further use.

Optional Way to Download YouTube Videos on Mac Computer

If you do not want to install any entertainment casting software on your Mac, there are also some feasible ways for YouTube HD videos download, such as browser extensions and online video download tools.
Here we'll introduce you the optional ways in brief.

1.With Safari. The web browser Safari can be served as a Safari YouTube downloader, which offers an easy way to download almost any video on YTB as well as other web. And for a successful YouTube videos download on Mac OS X, please make sure you have the latest version of Safari.

  • Launch Safari and find the YTB video you'd like to download;
  • Go into the window tab and press the button Activity;
  • Navigate to a window with a video on it. Find the file that is the largest in the right hand corner;
  • Double click on it and it should download the YouTube video on Mac within a few minutes.


With Firefox's Add-on.

  • Open the browser Firefox and go for Add-ons by hitting Tools in the menu bar;
  • Search and install the plugin called DownloadHelper, then restart your Firefox;
  • Navigate to the YouTube video to be downloaded, where you can find the icon of DownloadHelper spins;
  • Click the icon to start download YTB videos on your Mac/Win.

Make Use of Online Video Download Tools to Save YouTube videos on Mac

There are also many online video download tools available for saving YouTube videos, such as Keepvid and Clipconverter.

Both of them work well on free download HD videos from YouTube, Dailymotion, MySpace, Vimeo etc. But you need take extra attention during the downloading process to keep away from the possible adware and malware.

Well, I hope this article is helpful to free on Mac/Windows.

If you have some other ways to save YouTube videos, please let us know by comments below.