How to download YouTube videos on Mac and PC

This guide has everything you need to know about downloading video from YouTube on Mac and Windows PC.
If you've ever wondered:
"How do I download HD video from YouTube?"
"How do I convert YouTube video to mp4 and YouTube music and songs to mp3?"
"How to save YouTube video on iPhone and watch it offline?"
"What is the best Youtube video downloader on the market?"
It's a comprehensive guide that will show you EXACTLY how to do it using Free YouTube Downloader application by DVDVideoSoft.
First, get the application on your desktop.
Download for Windows
Download for Mac

To download YouTube video follow these steps

  1. Run Free YouTube Download
  2. Get YouTube video URL you want to download
  3. Paste video URL and set output format and quality
  4. Download music or video from YouTube
  5. Download an entire YouTube playlist or channel (optional)
  6. Save it to iPhone to watch offline (optional)
  7. So, what are the secret features of the best YouTube Downloader?
Is that all?

Below you'll find a complete and itemized step by step guide explaining how to download HD video from YouTube and convert them to mp3 and mp4 with Free YouTube Downloader

Step #1:  Run Free YouTube Download

The app is available for Mac and PC. DVDVideoSoft is the developer of Free YouTube Downloader. We made is as simple as possible.
There are just a couple of controls and several options to choose. Look: 'Paste URL' and 'Download' buttons, a selection of qualities (4K, HD, 480p...) and formats (MP4 and AVI video and MP3 audio).
Install YouTube downloader and start using it
It is powerful and easy to use. You can start downloading video from YouTube right now.
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Step #2: Get YouTube video URL you want to download

Open YouTube in your browser. Select video or music to download.
There is a number of methods to get video URL
  • you can copy it from the address bar of your browser
  • make right mouse click on the video itself and select 'Copy video URL'
I prefer the second one.
Launch Free YouTube Download

Step #3:  Paste YouTube video URL

Go back to Free YouTube Download and click '+ Paste' button. The item will be added to the download list. Repeat this operation to add as many URLs as you need.
Yes, with DVDVideoSoft YouTube Downloader you can download many YouTube videos simultaneously.
Paste video URL
Сlick the Download drop-down menu between Paste and Download buttons to explore options.
  • Download
  • Convert to MP4
  • Convert to AVI
  • Convert to MP3 (audio only)
  • Convert to iPhone
If you need more audio options, like FLAC, AAC, WAV, OGG formats and more MP3 qualities, like MP3 Lame Insane and Extreme use Free YouTube to MP3 Converter.
Here is the guide for it: How to convert music from YouTube to mp3.

Step #4: Download music or video from YouTube

It's time to click download and get video or mp3 audio files. They will be added to the system Video folder by default.

And now the best part.

Step #5: Download entire YouTube playlist or channel (optional)

One day you will want to download a complete playlist or a channel from YouTube.
This app will do it for you. Here are two detailed guides:

Step #6: Save it to iPhone to watch offline (optional)

Select 'Convert to iPhone' option. Then click Download.
The output video will be optimized for iPhone. Now you can smoothly export it to iTunes and transfer to your iPhone.
Save it to iPhone to watch offline (optional)

Step #7: So, what are the secret features of the best YouTube Downloader?

There are a hell of a lot of YouTube downloaders on the market, both offline and online services. It's up to you to decide which is the best one for your needs.
Anyway, when one of them will stop downloading YouTube video or music for you. Remember DVDVideoSoft YouTube Downloader and go back it.
We, as a software developer, do our best to download all links from YouTube. And we do it as no one else.
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