How To Download And Edit Youtube Videos On Mac

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Are you a Mac user looking for a way to download and edit YouTube videos? If so, you’ve come to the right place. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the process of downloading and editing YouTube videos on a Mac using various tools and techniques.

First things first, let’s discuss how to download YouTube videos on Mac. There are several methods that can be used, ranging from online video downloaders to extensions and software tools.

The simplest approach is to use an online video downloader such as Video Grabber or YTD Video Downloader. These websites allow you to paste in the URL of the YouTube video that you want to save, and they will automatically detect your browser (Chrome or Firefox) and help you download the video in just a few clicks.

Another option is to use an extension or add-on for Chrome or Firefox. Extensions like the 4K Video Downloader are great for quickly downloading YouTube videos with ease. Simply open up the video page on YouTube, click the extension button in your browser bar, select your desired format and quality, then click “download” – it couldn’t be easier!

Finally, there are several software tools available that can be used to download and edit YouTube videos on Mac. The best ones include Wondershare Filmora9 and Movavi Video Editor Plus – both of which offer excellent features such as trimming, cropping, adding text/music/effects, etc., making them ideal choices for those looking for more advanced editing options.

Now that you know how to download YouTube Videos on Mac let’s take a look at how to edit them using various tools. With Wondershare Filmora9, you can easily cut out unwanted parts of footage from the beginning or end of the video with simple drag-and-drop functionality; add transitions; overlay text; adjust color settings; apply filters; add music/sound effects; as well as many other powerful features that make it perfect for producing professional-looking results quickly and easily.

Movavi Video Editor Plus also offers similar features but has some additional capabilities such as voice recording over footage; the ability to upload multiple tracks simultaneously; reverse playback speed option; audio equalizer controls; image stabilization; etc., giving users even more control over their projects than before.

Now that you know how to both download and edit YouTube videos on Mac with ease, there is no excuse not to get creative with your next project! Whether it’s an instructional tutorial or a music video montage – we hope this blog post has given you enough information about how to do both so that nothing stands in your way of becoming an expert editor!

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Downloading YouTube Videos to a Mac

To download a YouTube video to your Mac, you will need to use a third-party software or extension. There are several popular options available, such as YouTube Video and MP3 Downloader for Chrome or Firefox. To use this extension, simply visit the webpage and it will detect your browser automatically. Then download and install the extension. Once it is installed, go to YouTube and play the video you want to download. You should see a “Download” button under the video which allows you to save it directly onto your Mac. Alternatively, you can use a dedicated program like 4K Video Downloader or Airy which enables you to convert YouTube videos into different formats including MP4 and MP3.

Editing a Downloaded YouTube Video

Yes, you can download a YouTube video and then edit it. To do so, you’ll need to use a video downloader to save the YouTube video to your computer. After that, you can use a video editing software tool to edit the video however you like. Some popular video editing software includes Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X, and Lightworks. Once you’ve edited the video to your satisfaction, you can save it in the format of your choice.

Downloading YouTube Videos to a Mac Without Software

Downloading YouTube videos to your Mac without software is a simple process. First, copy the URL of the video you want to save to your computer. Next, open an internet browser and visit an online video downloader such as or Paste the copied URL into the address bar at the top of the page and click “Download” or “Start.” Depending on the website, you will then be presented with a list of download options for the video, such as resolution and format. Select your preferred option and click “Download.” Once finished, you can find and view the downloaded video file in your Downloads folder.

Downloading and Cutting a YouTube Video

To download and cut a YouTube video, you will need to first upload the video onto YouTube. To do this, simply click on the ‘Choose File’ button to open the video uploader. Once you have uploaded the video, you can then begin to cut or trim it. To trim from the beginning or end, simply click and drag the ends of the video track where you would like to start or end your clip. You can also use other editing tools such as cropping or splitting to customize your clip further. When you have finished your edits, press ‘Export’ and then share your trimmed video on your YouTube channel.

The Best App for Downloading YouTube Videos on Mac

The best app for downloading YouTube videos on a Mac is iTubeGo YouTube Downloader. It’s an easy-to-use yet powerful downloader that allows you to quickly download videos from YouTube and other 10,000+ popular music/video streaming sites. Not only does it support multiple resolutions and formats, but it also provides batch downloading to save time and effort. Additionally, iTubeGo can help you convert downloaded videos to more than 150 audio/video formats so you can watch them on any device. With its intuitive interface and fast download speeds, iTubeGo YouTube Downloader is the ideal choice for Mac users who want to download their favorite YouTube videos with ease.

Editing YouTube Videos on a Computer

To edit a YouTube video on your computer, you’ll need to use YouTube’s Video Editor. First, sign in to YouTube Studio. On the left sidebar, click Content and then select Uploads. Find the thumbnail of the video you’d like to edit and click on it. Then, open the left sidebar and click Editor. Here you can trim the beginning or end of your video, as well as trim clips out of the middle, add filters and effects, create transitions between clips, insert titles or text overlays, add music or sound effects to your video, and more. Lastly, you can add an end screen to your video to show viewers what else they can watch or what action they can take after watching your video.


In conclusion, YouTube videos provide an abundance of content that is both entertaining and educational. From music videos to tutorials and everything in between, there is something for everyone. Furthermore, users have the ability to download YouTube videos for Mac without software or use a video downloader to save the YouTube video to their computer. Additionally, with video editing software tools users can edit their YouTube videos in any way they like. Ultimately, YouTube provides users with an amazing platform to watch and create content.

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James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.