If you ever downloaded an online video using a web service, chances are that you used Clipconverter.cc to do it. This popular service allows you to save videos from YouTube, Dailymotion, Blip TV, Break and other such resources, and it also converts the downloaded media into various formats. Although it does a decent job, if you ask me, I do not find the functionality it provides very convenient. For example, it took me quite some time to figure out which of the two buttons displayed - < Continue > and < Download > - to choose. Also on the download start the service displays another window with an ad in it – that can be really annoying. However let us not forget that Clipconverter is a free service and you cannot expect much from it. So if you download videos on your Mac regularly and need a better functionality, here we compiled a list of solutions alternative to Clipconverter for Mac.
Best alternative to ClipConverter for Desktop
The first in the list of Clipconverter alternative apps Mac owners could use is Elmedia Player PRO. The app developed by Eltima Software is known to be a versatile player for Mac, and it also has a feature that allows downloading online videos.
Apart from it, it also has AirPlay function, i.e. it allows you to playback the media content on other OS X devices. You can edit subtitles downloaded along with a video – set up its encoding, font, its size and color, as well as the border color.
Elmedia PRO is really easy-to-use, here is what you have to do:
- Download and install the application.
- To activate the PRO version, enter a code purchased on the developer’s website.
- In the app’s main menu select Window > Browser to switch to the browser mode.
- Copy the link to a video, paste it in the field in Elmedia PRO and click < Enter >.
- The app will display a list of resources that can be downloaded form the page, select the one you need and click < Download >.
You also have an option to choose a format of download. If required, you can setup a destination for saving videos other than “Downloads” folder, to do that go to Preferences > General.
Now, if you download videos mostly or only from YouTube and do not require multifunctional utilities, we suggest you go for Airy.This compact piece of software helps you save videos from YouTube, and not only separate videos but entire playlists and the contents of YouTube channels. It also gives you an option to extract soundtracks from videos, so you can enjoy listening to your favorite songs without Wi-Fi anywhere in the vicinity.
This compact piece of software helps you save videos from YouTube, and not only separate videos but entire playlists and the contents of YouTube channels. It also gives you an option to extract soundtracks from videos, so you can enjoy listening to your favorite songs without Wi-Fi anywhere in the vicinity.
Say, you do not want additional apps or you are not happy with a web service. Use Safari - certain versions of this browser provide functionality ClipConverter similar, Mac users luckily have it preinstalled. Check if the version you have can download videos for you ( this option is not available in Safari 8.0 or newer).
- Open the browser, go to ‘Window’ menu and choose ‘Activity’.
- Navigate to a website from where you want to download videos.
- Go to ‘Activity’ tab and select the largest file from the list.
- Double click on it to start the download.