YouTube Video Grabber

YouTube Video Grabber 3.0

Shareware Mac OS X application that can be used to download YouTube flash video files and convert them to different video formats...
5.0  (1 vote)
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NiteOwl Software

YouTube Video Grabber is a YouTube video downloader. It allows you to download and convert videos from YouTube.com. The application has a very nice graphical user interface, which might seem a little too much at first, but it actually is ideal for this application.

To download and convert a file, three steps have to be followed. First, you have to paste the URL of the video that you want to download on the correct field and click "Get URL". This will allow the application to get some data about the video for the next steps. It will also add the video itself to the interface, where you can play it just like you would on your web browser. After that, you can download the video in the FLV format. Once the video is downloaded, the bottom part of the screen is activated, where you can choose a few formats to convert it to. You don't need to, but the option is there. The supported formats are MOV, MP4, AVI, RM, and WMV.

It was really refreshing to see how well this application worked on the first try. I have tried several video downloaders for Windows, and I'd say 20% of them worked. This is my first time with a video downloader for Mac, and it worked out-of-the-box.

José Fernández
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Review summary

Pros

  • It works well
  • Converter built-in

Cons

  • None
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