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How to download Youtube video and convert FLV video on Mac

Posted on: March 27, 2009

Tired of videos buffering and sometimes stopping during you watch videos on YouTube? Now you can download your favorite YouTube videos to your computer for free and put them on iPod, Phone, PSP, PS3, Apple TV, Creative Zen, iRiver and so on with Wondershare YouTube downloader for Mac!

Click here to download YouTube Downloader for Mac and follow the steps below to download and convert YouTube videos:

1. Launch this FLV Converter for Mac
2. Download Youtube, Google, Yahoo, Break, Metacafe, MySpace, Gofish, etc. videos
3. Play FLV files on Mac4. Convert FLV videos on Mac

Part 1: Launch Program Open this FLV Downloader and Converter for Mac.
If this is the first time that you launch the program, you will see a pop-up window asking you to input the password of your Mac login account. It is safe but very important for the program’s Sniffer function. You follow the steps specified on the pop-up window below:

Part2: Download online sharing videos
Go to YouTube website and open the pages of the videos you want to download. The program will detect the URL and automatically start downloading a video when it starts to play. From the source list, you can find the status of each file. See the figure below:

If you want to find the downloaded FLV video files, you can click the Open button to go to the directory where the downloaded files are saved.

Part3: Play FLV videos on Mac
Click ‘Play’ buttom for playback the selected flv video.

Also you can download free FLV Player for Mac to play any FLV videos in future.

Part4: Convert FLV videos on Mac

If you want to convert the downloaded files, or convert local FLV video to AVI, MP4, MOV, MKV, 3GP, etc on Mac, just click ‘Add’ to select from computer and click the ‘Convert’ button.

Select the output format from the ‘Format Preset’ drop-down list for the selected files, click the Browse button to specify a location to save the converted files, and click OK to start conversion.

If you want to find the converted FLV files, then click the ‘Open’ button to go to the directly where the downloaded files are saved.

After the conversion, you can just put the FLV files on your iPod, iPhone, PSP, Apple TV or PS3 etc. and enjoy your favorite YouTube and other online videos on the move.
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