Save YouTube Videos to Your Hard Drive on a Mac

Posted: April 23, 2012 by HACKERSROAD in Software Tricks

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If you have a Mac and you want to download YouTube videos to your hard drive (as we recently had to do for a client), here’s how.


You need to download the VLC video player in order for this to work.

Step 1 – Copy the URL of Video you want to download from YouTube (select the website address at the top of Safari and copy the whole thing).

Step 2 – Open the VLC program. Select FILE/ADVANCED OPEN FILE… from the menu. Click ‘Network’ and paste the address into the URL field. Click Open.

Step 3 – Select WINDOW/MEDIA INFORMATION… A window will open up with ‘Location’ at the bottom containing the online address of the video. Select and copy this address.

Step 4 – Go back to Safari and open a new window. Paste the address into the Safari address bar. Select WINDOW/DOWNLOADS and you should…

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