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MacTubes is a YouTube video player and downloader. iTunes-like user interface and easy operation. You can create playlists and download video files.

What's New

Version 3.1.6:
  • Fixed problem that failed downloading video file.
  • Added "3D" format for download.
  • Fixed and changed other functions.

Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.4.2 or later
  • Safari 2.0 or later

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Works very well. Can't beat value for "money" and PPC support!

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Version 3.1.6
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Ahammer Member IconReview+6
Ahammer
+1

Works very well and easily in most cases but very so often there is a video which just will not download. Would be happy to provide URL or log to developer.

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Version 3.1.6
peca_77 Member IconReview+1
peca_77
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Great little app, simple to use

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Version 3.1.6
YosefJ5033 Member IconReview+0
YosefJ5033
+0

This is a Free Downloader n yes a Little Dated n takes a bit to get used to after all we need a Downloader that just takes one step to download videos but what fun would that be? I am for using my knowhow n Knowledge to run a Program n not so automatic.

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Version 3.1.6
SamiH1833 Member IconReview+0
SamiH1833
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is a good app, but is a little outdated.

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Version 3.1.6
Ari-Tj Member IconReview+4
Ari-Tj
+0

Please add related videos just like web UI and sharing option to several social media, then I'll donate $5.

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Version 3.1.6
Fightingcat Member IconReview+78
Fightingcat
+2

One of the best YT downloader for free who I found for the Mac.

I try several downloaders to after installing this application, who looks a bit older then some of the other ones, but it's still the best one. No ads, no over 100 connections to several services, no crashes and a simple interface.

You can search for videos directly in the app, you can play videos directly and with simple clicks you can download the videos with a format who you prefer. And if you didn't found the same video who you found on YouTube, simply hit "cmd + o" on your Keyboard and fill in the URL to the video from the YT page. Now it will show you the video and at the bottom some options to safe it on your HD.

A half star is missed for the overall rating, because a bit better interface would be great.

Anyway... You can buy a YT downloader or you can using this one here who's for free. Thanks to the developer for his work.

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Version 3.1.6
kenzy Member IconReview+2
kenzy
+2

This is fantastic software, no need to learn. Don't believe the negative reviews, they are killing the software for their selfish reasons.

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Version 3.1.6
Eddiemp Member IconReview+10
Eddiemp
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Used to word very good here, but since a while I get a BLANK result screen ...
Still problems with 3.1.6 version. The SEARCH RESULT screen stays EMPTY ... The counter says nnnn found but nothing is displayed ...
Suggestions ? Help ?

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Version 3.1.6
Macvet22
+0

And the same.
if you block Google tracking for other reasons, wont work so the inter-rlationship of this app isnt well identified. Who wants to 'search' for vids you already have a displayed url for?
Help, All I see is a list of keyboard shortcuts and About Playlist.
Doesnt do its described purpose effectively or efficiently IMHO so who needs yet another player>

AnnieNM Member IconComment-15
AnnieNM
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I downloaded this app yesterday, and it's NOT easy to use, although I printed out the manual (waste of paper) and I simply cannot get this app to download and retain videos no matter what I do. The manual is no help. Blech!!

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Version 3.1.6
Virtualruffy
+6

LOOK! A blatant 1 shot drive by neg review from some wondershare astroturfer.
Let's see, you're: a liar and an idiot. Printed out the manual?!?! WTF!?!? Sure you did. Uh, HEY STUPID, type dah big words you is looking for in da big white search box den pwess ENTER.

Oh that's right you're a shill posting a fake bad review so you act like you have the intellect of the fools depicted in the commercials that use sporks to clean their ears until the ear vacuum saved them!

Just Fred
+6

Seriously? I downloaded the app and within two minutes found and downloaded a video. I didn't have to read any documentation (although it's there - HTML based, by the way). Actually, I'd say 30 seconds of that time was spent in decompressing the archive, so make that one and a half minutes!

If you have that much difficulty with an app such as this, I submit that maybe computers aren't for you...

Lee_Xiao
+3

Hello! Paid trolling advertiser!

Xpuserpjc
+0

I would like to give this poster some credit as I found the app non-intuitive.

I had a video in a browser that I wanted to download. I copied the URL and opened MacTubes. I see a search field with "YouTube" as default text. I paste in the URL and the results show three items, including the one I want. I didn't see anything obvious to grab it so I right-clicked (CTRL-click, 2-finger-tap) to get the contextual menu for it. I see "Download" and pop out its submenu, selecting the HD submenu and the resolution I want. Success.

Prior to that, I chose the menu's Open command and watched the video play. I saw no obvious way to save it and tried the method above and had success.

I doubt the poster represents a competing app but is simply a frustrated user. The app's interface could be better.

By the way, I have MacTubes, Elmedia Player Pro/paid, and a couple Wondershare things that I don't seem to use. I prefer Elmedia Player. I use whatever gets the job done.

ChaerinChoi5116 Member IconReview+2
ChaerinChoi5116
+2

I love this application but it stopped working yesterday I was only able to download one video yesterday. I tried to download another video but it keeps saying "download fail". Can the maker please update this. This it the only youtube downloader that is good.

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Version 3.1.6
Virtualruffy
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Details

Downloads 959,423
Version Downloads 360,530
License Free
Date 22 Dec 2012
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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