Free download YouTube videos on Mac OS X Lion
"I'm a teacher, and whenever I want to show a clip from YouTube, I download it to a local drive to bring it to school. As the district blocks all YouTube content on site. In older versions of Safari, I would just find the YouTube video element in the activity window, and double click to download. But in OS X Lion, I cannot seem to get it to work. Is there a better way that I can use to download videos from YouTube and convert it to a format for my PowerPoint presentation?"
Since Apple released OS X Lion to the general public, it's already gotten more than 7,000 five-star ratings in the App Store. In contrast to this positive response, a handful of Mac users have reported problems upgrading their system to Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, One growing thread at the official Apple Support Communities relates to an issue on watching or downloading YouTube videos on safari 5.1.
Regarding this, Adobe has released a list of issues with Adobe products on machines running Lion. One such issue is that Apple may have disabled Flash hardware acceleration. This means the flash player may cause higher CPU activity when playing a YouTube video on Lion. Let alone download YouTube videos. So if you are a YouTube fan and would love to download some of the videos to your computer so that you may watch them again, without the need to visit the site again, then here are some tips for you to free download YouTube videos on Mac OS X Lion.
Download YouTube Videos on Mac OS X Lion via Online Sites
They are many online sites on the web that can free download YouTube videos but few works for Mac, Zamzar is a free online YouTube downloader for Mac that can not only convert videos off the Internet to AVI, MPEG, 3GP, MP4, MOV, etc., but also converts between audio, image, and document formats. Simply copy the URL of the YouTube video page you wish to download, and paste it in the Zamzar Textbox and then convert the file to your favorite format. It’s an ideal solution for those who only need to convert or download videos under 100MB. If you want to deal with more than 100MB videos, you need to pay additional fees for "Signup". Besides, an Email address is required to receive the converted files, if you don't like to receive emails form unknown person, read on to find other solutions
Download YouTube videos on Mac OS X Lion with free YouTube downloader
For those who fancy having gadgets and utilities lying around their computer desktops, Free YouTube Downloader is a great free app that lets you easily download YouTube videos, it has good performance on downloading YouTube HD video on Mac OS X Lion, and also support for the latest YouTube 4k videos. The interface is dead simple, just drag a URL or file into the app and press “start” the video will download and save the .flv video file to your computer!
Download YouTube Songs on Mac OS X lion
If you want to download YouTube songs there's an easy way to do just that too, using an app that extracts the audio track from the video file. YouTube to MP3 Converter for Mac can easily download any YouTube video and just save the audio track as a music format according to your needs, letting you play it in iTunes. This is great when you find a video with a song that you love but you can't track it down otherwise, which is often the case with more obscure music.
Convert the downloaded YouTube .flv Videos on Mac OS X Lion
Now this is a tool you won't want to miss! iFunia YouTube Converter is the all in one Mac YouTube downloader and converter! While many popular media players such as Windows Media Player and QuickTime aren't capable of playing back .flv extensions (which YouTube videos are streamed in), iFunia YouTube Converter solves those problems by offering an all in one solution that enables you to save and convert YouTube videos to a format suitable for playback on your favorite devices. As an added bonus, YouTube Converter also comes with support for converting the local FLV videos. After entering the URL of the desired video, just choose the file type you wish to convert into (The YouTube Converter come with readymade presets that classified by device type). This is a truly convenient way of making YouTube videos more accessible to other media players.