How to Download YouTube HD or UHD, MP4, MKV, AVI Videos on Mac for free?

YouTube, like video sharing sites around the world, offers various 4K UHD, HD, 360 degree, VR online videos. But you are actually only allowed to enjoy HD videos from YouTube when there is a well-connected internet. Otherwise, they are not available. To watch videos anywhere and anytime, downloading YouTube HD videos for free on Mac seems like a good option. And as a result, a functional YouTube video downloader is in high demand.

MacX YouTube Downloader, a free offline Youtube downloader allows you to download YouTube HD videos to Mac for free to save and watch your favorite videos on the go without internet requirements.


To be specific, you can apply this free YOUTube HD downloader to download free 360-degree VR videos from YouTube on Mac in HD or UHD with any video format (MP4 MKV AVI FLV 3GP WMV, etc.) without watermark or time limitation. And the easy-to-use interface will guide you to download YouTube videos in HD without consulting tutorials or user guides, regardless of whether you’re an experienced user or a beginner.

How to download YouTube HD videos for free on Mac OS X

At first, you need to download MacX YouTube Downloader for free and launch it on your Mac computer. Next, here we are to download videos online in several clicks.

1.Visit search for the desired video and copy the URL. Click the “+” icon and the “Paste and Scan” button to detect the information in the copied video URL.

2.Automatically choose the output format in the pop-up window. Generally, 720p/1080p MP4 is highly recommended. 4K UHD, 360-degree, VR YTB videos can also be downloaded within the same steps.

3.Click the “Browse” button to specify the output folder to save the downloaded YouTube HD video.

4.Start downloading by pressing the “Download Now” icon.

Not only YTB, MacX YouTube Downloader also handles downloads of 4K HD SD videos from Vimeo, Facebook, Vevo, Dailymotion, Metacafe, Pandora, etc. and allows you to add MP4 YTB video output to the iTunes library for later use.

Optional way to download YouTube videos to your Mac computer

If you don’t want to install any software on your Mac, there are also some feasible ways to download HD videos from YouTube, such as browser extensions and online video download tools. Here we will present the optional shapes in summary.

1. Safari web browser can be served as a YouTube Safari downloader, which offers an easy way to download almost all videos on YTB and another website. And to get a successful download of YouTube videos on Mac OS X, make sure you have the latest version of Safari.

Launch Safari and find the YTB video you’d like to download;
Go to the window tab and click the Tasks button;
Switch to a window with a video. Locate the largest file in the right corner;
Double-click on it and you should download the YouTube video to Mac in minutes.
2. With the Firefox add-on.

Open the Firefox browser and search for add-ons by clicking Tools on the menu bar;
Find and install the plug-in named DownloadHelper, and then restart Firefox;
Go to the YouTube video you want to download, where you can find the downloadhelper spins icon;
Click the icon to start downloading YTB videos to your Mac/Win.
Use online video download tools to save YouTube videos to Mac

There are also many online video download tools available to save YouTube videos, such as Keepvid and Clipconverter. Both work well in free downloading HD videos from YouTube, Dailymotion, MySpace, Vimeo, etc. But you need to pay special attention during the download process to stay away from possible adware and malware.

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