MacTubes is a tool that allows you to view and save Youtube videos on your Mac Device. This tool works without having to open the Youtube website itself. It allows the user to create a playlist of the videos that they like, subscribe to a Youtube channel and others. Although it works well with Youtube, there are video hosting sites that it does not support like Metacafe and Dailymotion. The tool itself have glitches, but it does not affect its performance that much so it is still a good tool over all. The major drawback is when saving the video, the only format available is FLV format. If you are fine with these limitations, then you can try MacTubes. But there are other tools that works like MacTubes with more improved functions. Below are some of the best MacTube alternatives available.
Acethinker Video Keeper
1. Download Videos using the Downloader button
Step1 Download the installer and install it on your Mac DeviceGet the installer by clicking the Mac download button below and install it by following the instructions on the screen.
Step2 Launch the program and select a video to downloadFirst, launch the tool, on a different tab on the web browser, go to your preferred video hosting site and look for the video you want, copy the URL link and click the “Paste URL” option on the tool to start the download.
Step3 Open the Downloaded Video FileOnce the video download is complete, the file will move to the “Downloaded” section, where the completed downloads are stored. Right click the video file and select “Open Folder” to locate the file and watch it.
2. Download Videos Using Detector Feature
Using the “Detector” button is another way to download a video on Video Keeper. This is a much simpler way to get a video because there is no need to copy and paste a URL just to start the download. Its a much more convenient way to get the videos that you want. Here are the steps on how to use the “Detect” function of Video Keeper.
Step1 Click the Detector buttonSelect the “Detect” button at the top of the main screen. Under the “Detector” tab, enter the website where the video you want is located on the search bar and press “Enter.” Select the video you want, and select the quality of the video to be downloaded.
Step2 Check the Video DownloadNext, check if the downloaded has started by clicking the “Download” button. Wait for the download to finish.
Get Videos Using ClipGrabClipGrab is another tool like MacTubes that allows you to save videos from different video hosting sites. Like the previous tool, it can save videos in different file formats and is pretty easy to use. ClipGrab works for both Mac and Windows as well, and the interface is the same so there won’t be any confusion, with it user-friendly interface. Here are the steps on how to use ClipGrab.
Step1 Install ClipGrab on the Mac DeviceDownload the installer for ClipGrab, by clicking the link here. Set it up on the Mac device after the download.
Step2 Run ClipGrab and start downloading videosAfter installation, run the program and open another tab on the web browser. Go to a video hosting site and copy the URL of your chosen video.
Step3 Paste the URL link on the toolGo back to the tool, and on the “Downloads” tab, paste the URL link of the video on the input bar.
Step4 Select the right format of the videoUnder the input bar are different option, start with selecting the file format of the video, and the video quality. Next, click the “Grab this Clip” button and wait for the download to finish.