How to Download Online Videos on Mac Easily and Quickly
Working as a versatile video-toolbox, Wondershare UniConverter for Mac (Wondershare Video Converter for Mac) supports a wide range of functions including download online videos to Mac. It works as the best video downloader for Mac as this video downloader supports over 10,000 online sites to download videos and convert to desired video/audio formats like MP4/MOV/MP3. You can even easily download video playlist from YouTube, Lynda, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Udemy, Lynda, CBSNews, and more others without trouble. With a few simple steps, Wondershare UniConverter for Mac makes the online files available for offline playback and other purposes.
- Part 1. Best Way to Download YouTube Videos to MP4 on Mac
- Part 2. Steps to Download YouTube Playlist to MP4 on Mac
- Part 3. How to Download YouTube Videos to MP3 on Mac
Part 1. Best Way to Download YouTube Videos to MP4 on Mac
Wondershare UniConverter for Mac allows downloading the YouTube videos into desired format like MP4, MOV, FLV, MKV, MP3, etc. Download and convert YouTube videos easily on your Mac with following steps.
Step 1 Copy YouTube Video URL to Download
Visit the YouTube or other video sites on your browser, open the video you want to download and then copy its URL.
Step 2 Launch Video Downloader for Mac and Paste URL
Run Wondershare UniConverter on your Mac and select the Download section from the main interface. Click on the +Paste URL button to paste the link and the program will start the video download process automatically.
Your online videos will be analyzed for downloading and you can choose MP4 or MP3 format in different resolution and size. Choose the one you need and click on the Download button to begin the download process.
There is also an option of Download then Convert Mode where the videos can automatically be downloaded at the selected format. Open this option at the top-right corner, and choose any format from the Video list. In this case, as you click on the +Paste URL button, the copied link will paste automatically to the interface and the download process in the selected format will start.
Step 3 Downloaded YouTube Videos Successfully to Mac
A process completion pop-up window will appear after the YouTube videos have been download on your Mac successfully. The downloaded videos can be located from the Finished tab on the software interface.
The steps above can also be used to download Facebook videos to Mac and other sites using Wondershare UniConverter.
Part 2. Steps to Download YouTube Playlist to MP4 on Mac
In addition to single and multiple videos, Wondershare UniConverter for Mac also facilitates the download of an entire YouTube playlist. The steps for the same are enlisted below.
Step 1 Copy Playlist URL
On your browser, open the YouTube playlist that you want to download and copy its URL.
Step 2 Paste URL to Download YouTube Playlist on Mac
Launch Wondershare UniConverter on your Mac and select the Download section. Click on the +Paste URL button that will automatically paste the copied playlist link to the program interface. A dialog window will open where you need to choose the option of Download playlist.
Next, a new pop-up window will appear showing all the videos in the list. By default, all the videos are selected and you can deselect the ones that you do not want to download. At the bottom of the pop-up window, select the video quality of the downloaded files from the options at the drop-down menu.
Step 3 Download YouTube Playlist
Finally, click on the Download button on the pop-up window to start downloading the playlist videos. The interface will show the total tasks (videos) to be downloaded and the number of files finished as their download is complete.
Find the downloaded playlist from the Finished tab.
Part 3. How to Download YouTube Videos to MP3 on Mac
Wondershare UniConverter also supports download MP3 audio files from YouTube videos. You can download your YouTube channel videos to MP3 for easy playback.
Step 1 Copy YouTube Video URL
Open the YouTube video you want to download as MP3 on your Mac browser and copy the URL.
Step 2 Download MP3 from YouTube Video
Run Wondershare UniConverter on your Mac and select the Download section on the main interface. Click on the drop-down icon at the +Paste URL button and click on the Download MP3 button.
The copied YouTube link will be automatically analyzed by the software and start downloading videos to MP3.
Step 3 Get Downloaded YouTube Videos as MP3 on Mac
The downloaded MP3 files can be found and managed from the Finished tab. Click on the Open File Location icon next to the converted files to locate them on your Mac.