We all like to watch videos online, but if you are among the many that are plagued by poor internet speed and hate to watch the videos buffer before they are played. Then I will personally suggest you to download the videos first and then watch them in peace without being annoyed by the bad buffer speed.
In this article, I am going to list out the top 4 video download software for Mac that shall solve all the aforementioned problems.
1. iSkysoft Free Video Downloader
Developed by iSkysoft software solutions, this is another great free to use software from the arsenal of amazing software and utilities developed by them. It automatically detects any sort of video links present on a webpage and provides you with a clickable download button and can download HD videos as well. The program provides 3 different options to the user to download the videos. The easy and convenient download button; the classic styled copy and paste URL method; or simply drag and drop the URL to the software window to download the video. It makes YouTube video downloading effectively simple and convenient. The software is bundled with a video manager that helps you to organise your video downloads and the amazing iTube player that plays almost all formats thrown at it making the iSkysoft video downloader one of the best video download software available.
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2. Wondershare Free YouTube Downloader
As the name suggests, the Wondershare free YouTube downloader is one powerful and smart utility helps you download YouTube videos on your computer. This is a sort of stripped down version of a premium package software also developed by Wondershare, but don’t let that fool you as it is one of the most powerful YouTube download software that are available. The interface is pretty easy to use and you can either download the videos with the help of a clickable button that the software integrates into your browser or simply do the classic drag and drop URL to download videos. The software is also packaged with a FLV player that helps you play the video that you have downloaded. You might want to upgrade to the full version as it offers various other functions like converting the videos into various formats and support a vast array of different video websites.
3. YTD Video Downloader
Another powerful and speedy video download software that has an arsenal of functions that make it a monster of a software. The interface is relatively simple and really easy to understand, it offers the 3 basic options for downloading a video, the integrated button, the drag and drop URL option and the copy and paste URL option. The best feature of this software lies in its flexibility of conversion, now you can convert your favourite videos into various different formats with the help of this free to download software. The software supports many different video websites and can download even the HD and HQ videos with ease.
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4. DownloadHelper Plugin For Firefox
One of the most convenient YouTube video downloader, DownloadHelper is a simple Firefox add-on that is available free. This small yet powerful tool is integrated in your Firefox browser and automatically detects any video links present in the webpage and gives you multiple options for download with the convenience of converting the video into various formats. It can be used not only to download videos but also music and image files can be downloaded with ease. Small yet powerful, The DownloadHelper plugin for Firefox is one of the best video and music downloader you can find for free. As I said in an earlier article, “the best things come for free”.
While there are plenty of plugins and premium shareware available for video downloading, it is always advisable to use the free software that are available as there is never much difference in the functioning of such software. The 4 aforementioned utilities are not only powerful and effective but are the best video download programs that one can avail free and provide the user with many useful functions. After trying out many video downloaders; I suggest you to use iskysoft’s video downloader (download link: free-mac-video-downloader) as it beats the rest due to its interactive interface and ease of use.
What’s you favorite video download software for Mac? Do share your views in the comment section, we’ll be glad to hear from you.