This utility enables you to download and convert YouTube videos on your Mac. The program might prove to be of good use if you need to play your favorite YouTube music videos or documentaries in offline mode or transfer them to your mobile phone or tablet.
Softorino YouTube Converter is very simple to use. Just copy the URL of the YouTube clip you wish to download and the program will immediately detect the video. You can choose between 3 output formats and select the preferred destination: local directory or a connected iOS device (iPhone, iPad or iPod). There's also an option to send the downloaded YouTube clips to your iTunes library.
In my testing, the program preserved the quality of the videos and didn't take long to download and convert the clips. Plus, it used a very small amount of CPU resources while downloading and converting the YouTube videos.
Sadly, the application supports only 3 output formats (MP3, M4A, and MP4) and lacks an integrated tool for finding YouTube clips, like a browser. You can find various Mac apps that provide you with longer lists of supported formats and built-in browsers.
All in all, it's worth trying this application if the the aforementioned disadvantages don't mean much to you. Softorino YouTube Converter gives you access to quality output files, is very simple to handle, and comes with a fair price.
- Supports batch processing
- Preserves the quality of the videos
- Displays notifications once the downloads are complete
- Lacks an integrated browser
- Supports only 3 output formats (MP4, MP3, and M4A)