Best alternatives to YTD Video Downloader

Olga Weis

If you ever searched for software to help you save videos from YouTube, you are likely to have heard of YTD Video Downloader. Apart from enabling one to download YouTube videos, it also onverts them into formats suitable for iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire and other devices. The app is known to do a good job and enjoys popularity among Windows users. Currently there is no version for OS X, and Mac owners have to search for Mac alternatives to YTD Video Downloader.

The app is known to do a good job and enjoys popularity among Windows users. Currently there is no version for OS X, and Mac owners have to search for Mac alternatives to YTD Video Downloader.

What software provides functionality similar to YTD Video Downloader? The market offers several options, and here we will review some of the YTD Video Downloader alternatives Mac owners could use.

Review of the top YTD Video Downloader alternatives for Mac

Airy for Mac

Airy for Mac
Airy as YTD downloader alternative

This app is on the top of the list not for no reason. Just like with YTD Video Downloader, saving media on your hard drive with Airy requires minimal effort. The app offers you plenty of conversion options and even allows you to extract audio tracks from a video in MP3 format. It is also capable of downloading entire playlists or all videos of a specified channel.

Here is your user guide to Airy:

  1. Download and install Airy. Free version of the software allows you to save two videos. If you want to download more, go for the full version – it requires special activation.
  2. Copy the link to a video or playlist or channel you’d like to download and paste it in the entry field in Airy.
  3. Choose a format for saving your videos. To extract a soundtrack, select MP3.
  4. Click < Download > button

The default destination for the media you save is Downloads folder, you can change it in Preferences.

KeepVid

KeepVid
KeepVid

This is a web-service for downloading YouTube videos. It supports all popular media formats for conversion – WMA, WAV, MP3, AIFF, AVI, MP4, FLV, MOV and MPEG. The way it works is pretty simple – copy-paste the link to a video in the box on KeepVid and click Download. The service will fetch links to resources that can be downloaded from the YouTube page.

Beware of pop-ups, misleading buttons and links - it is open web after all.

Video Download Helper

Video Download Helper
Video Download Helper

This extension for Firefox allows you to save videos not only from YouTube, but also a number of other video hosting services. It automatically detects media files that can downloaded from the page you are browsing and suggests saving them for you. Along with a video it can also catch audio tracks and images.

4K Video Downloader

4K Video Downloader
4K Video Downloader

The functionality of this piece of software is similar to what we discussed above. It can download high quality video and audio files, as well as subtitles to them. It is also known to download videos in 3D format. All you need to do is to copy the link to a video and click ‘Paste URL’ in the app.

So these are some of the YTD Video Downloader alternatives for Mac you could use. Each of them has their pros and cons, and perhaps best would be to check out all of them. This will help you figure out which one suits your requirements best.

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Airy for Mac

Requirements: OS X 10.7+ , 16.4MB size
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