As we know, YouTube is a video sharing website on which users can upload and share videos with friends, family, classmates and people all over the world. Probably you're a lover of YouTube like most people and usually visit it to find some wonderful music videos of your favorite artists. Iím sure you will want to download the YouTube video to Mac for further watch or add youtube music video into iTunes. And here is a step by step guide will provide three ways to help you how to download and convert YouTube video on Mac for free.
Method1. Download YouTube video with online converter website
There are many online file converting website like zamzar, keepvid, mediaconverter, videotomp3, etc. and so on. They are easy to use and free, you donít have to download and install anything to your Mac. What you need is just copy the YouTube video URL to the box, choose the format you want to convert YouTube videos to (MP4 video for iTunes), and Enter your email address, then click 'convert'. The YouTube video download link will be sent to your mailbox after the conversion.
Method2. Download YouTube video with free Mac YouTube Downloader.
If you donít want to expose your email address, you can use this Mac YouTube Downloader. I have tried many YouTube downloading software for Mac. They are neither now work, nor the download speed is really slow. But this one works the best, and it can even download the HD YouTube video. After you download and install this YouTube Downloader on your Mac, when you watch YouTube video with your Safari browser, there will be a Download button show up at the top left corner of the YouTube video. Then you can click the button and choose a folder to save the YouTube video. This Mac YouTube Downloader supports batch conversion, this mean you can download several YouTube videos at a time.
Method3. Download YouTube video with Firefox and Video Downloader
If you are Firefox user, there is a plug-in named Video Downloader on Firefox Add-ONS. Go to firefox website search it and install it. When you play YouTube video with Firefox on your Mac, you will see the Ďsave videoí button on the toolbar. Click it to download the YouTube video you want.
The downloaded YouTube video is in FLV format, in order to add it into iTunes, you have to convert the FLV video to MP4 video. Iíd recommend this Video Converter for Mac
, the conversion speed is fast and the conversion quality is good. You can also use it to convert the YouTube video to mp3 songs for iPod, iPhone or any mp3/mp4 player. What you need to do is drag and drop your downloaded video into the converter, select the right output format and then click Convert to run the conversion, thatís all.