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How to Download YouTube Videos on Safari With or Without Software

download youtube videos on safariSafari is the built-in and default web browser of Mac computers where you can search almost anything. Also, it seems watching streaming videos online has become a pastime or learning for all multimedia users. You can visit YouTube on Safari to watch your preferred videos online. However, do you know how to download YouTube videos on Safari so that you can enjoy offline videos? Well, you will need a reliable and robust video downloader to get your desired video. In this article, we're going to show you different ways to download YouTube on Safari.

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Best Way to Download YouTube Videos on Safari

AceThinker Video Keeper is one of the thousands of video downloaders you can find on the net that can download YouTube videos on Safari. It can get videos from over 100 video sharing sites like Facebook, Dailymotion, Vevo, Vimeo, and more. This tool can download a YouTube playlist in a single click, and all of them can be saved in HD quality like 720p, 1080p, and 4K resolution. Another good thing about this tool is you can convert videos to MP4, MP3, 3GP, AVI, MOV, FLV, FLAC, and more. To know how to use this tool, you can follow the steps below.

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Step 1 Download and install the Video Keeper

You can click the second "Download" button above to get the Mac version of Video Keeper. After downloading, launch it and follow the steps on installing the tool on your computer. Once done, open the software and click the "Menu" button at the upper rightmost part of the tool and go to its settings to customize it.

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Step 2 Start downloading videos

To start, go to YouTube on Safari, and look for the video that you want to download. Then, copy the video URL and go back to Video Keeper and click the "Paste URL" button at the upper leftmost part of its interface to start downloading.

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Step 3 Watch the downloaded video

Once downloaded, go to the "Completed" section and select the video, right-click on it, and select "Play" to watch it. You can also double-click the video to preview it instantly.

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It has an auto-detect feature that allows you to stream videos on its built-in search browser and download it automatically.

How to Download YouTube on Safari with an Extension

Airy is a standalone video downloader and also can be a Safari extension that can grab videos from YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, and other popular video sharing sites. It has an intuitive interface that allows you to store videos or songs on your Mac easily. Besides, this tool can extract the audio from YouTube video and save it as an MP3 format. It can also download 1080p and 4K videos, and it can save the subtitle of the video from YouTube. If you are asking how do you download YouTube on Mac using Airy, follow the steps below.

Step 1 Begin downloading videos using Airy

First, go to the official website of Airy to get its extension and install it on Safari. Once done, go to YouTube and stream the video that you want to download for Airy to detect it. Then, it will show you a list of video quality and formats. Select one of them and then click the "Download" button to start.

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Step 2 Preview the video

Finally, after you download the video, you can go to the "Downloads" folder on your Mac to locate the video. You can find it by going to the "Finder" at the leftmost part of the taskbar below the Mac screen. From there, double-click on the video to play it.

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You can pause and resume downloads.

3rd Part Safari YouTube Video Downloader to Grab Videos

Free YouTube Download by DVDVideoSoft is one of the most famous video downloaders on Mac that has been released in 2006. That means downloading videos on Safari is just an easy task for this tool, especially on YouTube, because you can only refer to the URL of the video. This tool can only download videos and convert them into different file formats. But, it can save online videos to an MP3 file format. Moreover, we are going to show you the steps below on how to use this tool.

Step 1 Get the Free YouTube Downloader installer

To download, go to the official website of this tool by clicking the link on the description. From there, click the "Download for Mac" button to download and install it on your Mac. Once done, launch it to familiarize yourself with the tool.

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Step 2 Initiate downloading videos

Next, go to YouTube and copy the link of the video that you want to download. Then, go back to Free YouTube Download software, click the "Paste" button, choose your preferred format by clicking the "Dropdown" button, and click the "Download" button at the rightmost part of the tool to start downloading.

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Step 3 Check the downloaded video

Once done, you can find all the downloaded videos within its main interface. You can click the "Play Video" button on the right side of the video to preview it. Also, you can click the "Open Folder" to open its download folder.

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This tool can merge multiple videos into one file.

How to Download YouTube to Mac Without Installing Software

Downloading YouTube videos on Mac without any software or third-party is impossible due to piracy and copyright issues. Even on Mac, you can't download videos easily without using a convenient video downloader. But, if you still want to download YouTube to Mac without software, then you should record the video. Luckily for MacOS X and a higher version, they have a built-in screen recorder called the QuickTime Player. It means that when you buy a Mac OS X computer, this tool is already installed on your computer, and you don't have to pay anything to use it. Screen recording with this tool is simple, here's how:

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User guide:

  • Launch the QuickTime Player by pressing the “Command + Space” keys and typing the QuickTime name.
  • Go to the menu at the upper screen of your Mac and choose “File,” then “New Screen Recording.”
  • A floating recording toolbar will appear, letting you control the recording process. If you want to change the audio input, click the “Dropdown” icon beside the “Record” button.
  • To start, click the “Record” button, and select the area by dragging the cross-hairs over the video.
  • Once done, click the “Stop” button at the leftmost part of the floating toolbar to end the recording process.
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