There are so many cool videos on the Internet from recipes to unique movies and clips. A lot of video resources offer videos: YouTube, MegaVideo, MetaCafe, DailyMotion, Veoh, Vimeo, etc. Sometimes watching online videos is a real challenge when you have a slow Internet connection or if you don't have connection at all. SaveFrom.net is a very popular online YouTube downloader service that is simple to use.
Go to SaveFrom.net webpage. Paste the link to the YouTube video in it and click "Download". There is an option to choose format and resolution to download in. Alternatively SaveFrom.net helper add-on is offered and it also downloads YouTube videos.
Due to a bunch of reasons you may find yourself looking for a SaveFrom alternatives for Mac, look no further - read on!
Part 1. SaveFrom alternatives Mac software
Usually Mac users will prefer an app to an online service. Elmedia Player PRO is definitely worth trying as it is first of all a multifunctional free media player for Mac. Its PRO version offers video downloading. Elmedia PRO can save various videos including RTMP streams or HTML5 videos right on your computer. All popular video hosting services are supported: Metacafe, YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Dailymotion, Yahoo, etc. All works pretty much the same way – switch app to browser mode, open the website with the video, then open the video itself and click Download. Right after you downloaded the video you can play it in Elmedia, as it is a great player too. Oh, and Elmedia Player PRO supports AirPlay and can stream and receive AirPlay content.
Folx is a versatile download manager, including YouTube video downloading. It can also integrate with iTunes.
So here is a quick way to download videos with Folx:
- Download and install Folx, then open it.
- Copy the YouTube video link and paste it in "Quick Add" box. Then click the button next to it.
- If you wish you can assign tags to the downloaded videos, schedule your download; choose the quality and format. You can also extract audio track from the video.
- After you click Add button your download will start according to the settings you chose.
We suspect that after you try Folx you will never want to download with anything else.
In case you are only interested in downloading from YouTube, then the perfect SaveFrom alternative for you is Airy app. Airy is a Mac app as well with an easy layout and minimum of functions for simple downloading.
With Airy you can log in your YouTube account directly from the app and download even age-restricted and protected videos.
This little app supports downloading of complete playlists and channels in a couple of clicks. Two first downloads are free then you can decide if it's a keeper. We think it is.
Part 2 Online App
Alternative downloads of SaveFrom are some online apps for downloading videos. These free programs work pretty well for YouTube and let you save videos in multiple formats.
savevideo.me - this service lets you download any videos via URL. It can save from YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, and many other similar services. Just paste the URL of a video, hit the "Download" button and then the app detects your video source. Then it will display the list of formats available for download along with video's info. Choose the format and wait a bit till the video is saved to your computer.
KeepVid – is very similar to SaveFrom, but offers support for more video websites. It will require the direct video link to download. Keepvid.com also can download in MP4, MP3, AVI, FLV, etc.
Part 3. Browser Extensions for Downloading Videos
While watching an online video you can also download it right away. Read about two nice free browser plugins and choose the one you like as a SaveFrom alternative for Mac.
Kwizzu - this plugin is relatively new and still not very well-known. It has quite some benefits like working with multiple web browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. Kwizzu is definitely worth a try if you use multiple Internet browsers.
DownloadHelper – For those with Firefox or Chrome as the Internet browser, this plugin is worth a try too. Whenever a video is playing in a browser, this app's icon will be visible by the address bar if the video can be downloaded. Just click this icon and save the videos to your computer.
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