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Top WinX Youtube Downloader alternatives

Olga Weis

WinX YouTube Downloader is a free video downloader for Windows that does a good job of downloading the YouTube videos, songs, playlist, and TV episodes in MP4, FLV, 3GP and WebM in 2D or 3D.

Unfortunately there is no WinX YouTube Downloader for macOS or Mac OS X. If you are using exclusively Mac computer, you'll need to look for a good Mac alternative to WinX YouTube Downloader.

Google them and you'll find lots and lots of video downloaders out there. This article will tell you about top WinX YouTube downloader Mac apps and services.

An all-in-one YouTube Video Downloader
for Mac

If you haven't heard of this one before - absolutely give it a try! Airy is a simple YouTube downloader that is perfectly well tuned. Airy can save YouTube videos in any allowed resolution (HD and full HD), downloads complete YouTube playlists and channels. If you don't want the whole video, but only its soundtrack, Airy simply extracts MP3 file for you and saves it on your hard drive.

And as a WinX YouTube Downloader Mac alternative, Airy does something WinX can't - Airy can download private videos from YouTube.

How to use Airy:

  1. Download the app from its official website, install and open Airy for Mac offers 2 free downloads, then you'll need to activate the full version to save unlimited number of videos.
  2. Open YouTube and copy the link of a video, playlist or channel.
  3. Choose the file type and resolution (if we talk about video) for saving;
  4. Almost there. Click Download and wait a moment.

We highly recommend Airy as a Mac alternative to WinX YouTube Downloader. But let us tell you of other ways to download videos from YouTube. Here they are.

Browser extension

Browser extensions extend the functionality of a web browser in various ways. Some extensions are created with the help of such web technologies as HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. Extensions do all sorts of things, but in this piece we'll talk about extensions that help you with downloading of YouTube content.

For example, YouTube Video Downloader - the name speaks for itself. This plugin lets you save videos as MP4, FLV, WebM, 3GP. YouTube Video Downloader supports Chrome/Opera/Chromium-based browsers.

How YouTube Video Downloader Works:

  1. With this extension installed whenever you are on a video page under YouTube video you'll see the Download button.
  2. Click it to populate the list of all available formats to download.
  3. Choose the format.
  4. Save the video!

The above extension doesn’t work with Firefox browser, so if you are using Firefox on your Mac, install Easy Youtube Video Downloader Express. It’s known as "#1 Rated Firefox Youtube Video Downloader". It’s a very simple, clean, and fast extension that saves to FLV, 3GP, MP3, MP4, 720p, 1080p.

How Easy Youtube Video Downloader Express works:

  1. After you have installed this free add-on for Firefox, simply indicate the destination path and the quality to save the video (normal, 720p HD or 1080p full HD).
  2. Now when you play the video online you can see a new bar directly below the video. Choose the format the clip should be saved to.

Online YouTube Downloading Service

Sometimes it is just easier to use an online service - paste the link and get the video. These services are usually limited in what they can do, but when you just quickly need a video or soundtrack from it, go for it. Keepvid is a popular online service for YouTube downloading. It can download in various formats: MP4, 3GP, WebM, and audio.

How to use Keepvid:

  1. Open a new tab in your browser and open http://keepvid.com website. Paste the link to YouTube video to the URL field at the top of the page.
  2. Click the Download link.
  3. Select the desired file format.
  4. That's it.

So here you have a few options to choose from and decide which one works the best for your needs.

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Airy for Mac

Requirements: OS X 10.7+ , 16.4MB size
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