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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

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.

copy online video link

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.

paste URL to download YouTube videos

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.

download online video to mac

start downloading online videos

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.

download videos and convert formats

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.

download YouTube videos to Mac successfully

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.

copy YouTube playlist 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.

choose video playlist to download

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.

Paste YouTube Playlist URL

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.

download YouTube playlist videos

Find the downloaded playlist from the Finished tab.

find downloaded playlist

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.

copy URL to download online videos as MP3

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.

download YouTube videos to MP3

The copied YouTube link will be automatically analyzed by the software and start downloading videos to MP3.

analyzing video and download 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.

get downloaded YouTube to MP3 files Mac

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