Yosemite is the best Mac OS X nowadays, it’s available on apple.com . You can upgrade your Mac to Yosemite for free now! But it’s pity that the old method to download YouTube video on Mavericks is not work on Yosemite. If you want to upgrade to Yosemite and keep downloading YouTube video, this step by step guide will help you.
The tool I recommend to you is this YouTube Downloader for Mac. It’s compatible with all Mac OS X including Yosemite.
Step1. Download and install the YouTube Downloader. And then launch it and you’ll see the simple but easy to navigate interface of the software.
Step2. Open YouTube website in your internet browser. Search for the video you want to download. Play the video and once it is playing, you will see a Download button is going to show up when you hover on the top right corner of your video screen. Click that Download button and the download will begin.
Another way of downloading the video is with URL. Copy the URL of the video that you want to download from the address bar of your internet browser and paste it on your YouTube downloader. And that’s it! Just wait for a few minutes for the download to finish. It may take a few minutes depending on the size of the video you are trying to download.
Step3. The downloaded YouTube video is in FLV format, if you want to put them on iPod, iPhone or portable player. You have to convert the FLV video to MP4 video. You just need to locate the video in your Downloaded library and you can see the convert button is on the right corner of the video. Just click it and choose an MP4 as output format and click the convert button and it’s done. You can also convert the YouTube video to AVI for burning to DVD, or convert YouTube to WMV for editing on Windows Movie Maker.