It might be more convenient to download online videos to watch offline.There are several reasons for that. First, the downloaded videos usually have higher quality. Second, you can watch the videos anytime and anywhere and even edit them to insert in a PPT or other DIY videos. Last but not least, you can keep the videos forever to burn into discs or share with your friends until one day you delete them yourself. But you may be disappointed to find that it’s not so easy as imagined to download videos from the websites like YouTube. It’s even harder to find a freeware video downloader. Stop scratching your head and check the following software out—Wondershare Free YouTube Downloader (Free YouTube Downloader for Mac). This program can help download all the videos from YouTube just in a click and what’s worth noting is that it’s 100% a freeware.
Just download the freeware YouTube video downloader and get it installed. After installation, launch it and you will find a simple designed user interface. Let’s move on to see how it downloads videos just in a click.
1 Play the videos you like
Type YouTube.com in the address bar of the browser and search for your favorite videos. Open the videos to play. Note that videos playing via IE, Firefox and Chrome are downloadable.
2 Download videos in two methods
While enjoying the videos, don’t forget to click the Download button on the top right of the video screen. It will appear when you move the mouse cursor there. The video download freeware will start to work the minute you click the Download button.
Of course, if you prefer to download videos from urls, you can right-click the video to copy its url and go to the program to click Paste Url.
You can choose either of the two ways to download a video and keep on looking for more interesting ones. This program can support downloading 5-10 videos in batch.
3 Convert the videos (after updated)
When you intend to play the downloaded videos on your portable devices, you may find them not playable because of the format incompatibility. In that case, you may need to convert them first. This video download freeware cannot fulfill that, but if you update to its full version, you could also convert the videos in a click. Find a Convert button on the right of the video in the Downloaded library. Click it and select whatever format you like.
Note: If you update to the full version, you can download videos from many other video websites like Dailymotion, Hulu besides YouTube.
That’s all for downloading videos, and you can also play the downloaded videos by double-clicking them. An almighty player is built in the freeware video downloader, which supports playing all the common formats. Just go ahead to download the program and it will provide a worry-free downloading experience.