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aTube Catcher is a freeware application that can be used to download videos from websites like Google Video, Yahoo Video, Dailymotion, MySpace and YouTube. It can save the downloaded video as MPG, AVI, MP4, FLV, 3GP format and you can also encode them according to its playback device (VCD, DVD, PSP, iPod, and many more). It is a pity to find out that aTube Catcher only supports Windows platform. If you are a Mac user, you have to find an aTube Catcher for Mac alternative.

Part 1. Get The Best Mac Alternative to aTube Catcher

For the people who are looking for an application like aTube Cather for Mac, iSkysoft iTube Studio for Mac can be the best choice and can work well on the new Mac OS X 10.11 (EL Capitan) and 10.10 (Yosemite). With this software, you can 3X faster download online video from over 1000 sites. You can even download the entire YouTube playlist/channel or save YouTube videos to MP3 with one single click. Like aTube Catcher, you can use it to convert the downloaded video into many popular video/audio formats or directly save the video to fit your iPad, iPhone, iPod, or any other Apple devices. The program is also equipped with a built-in media player, which will enhance your experience on video downloading.

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Why Choose This Mac aTube Catcher

  • Output Video Formats: MOV, MP4, 3GP, AVI, MPG, FLV, WMV, MKV, M4V, VOB, TS, F4V, etc. (To download and burn video to DVD, try iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe for Mac.)
  • Output Audio Formats: M4A, MP3, MKA, WAV
  • Supported Devices: iPhone/iPad/iPod, Xbox 360, PSP, BlackBerry, Android, etc.
  • Supported Browsers: Safari 6.0 or above; Chrome 22 or above (including Chrome 27); Firefox 15 or above (including Firefox 22).

Steps to Download Video on Mac OS X Using aTube Catcher Alternative

Below guide will show you how to catch online video and convert it to any desired format step by step. If you're familiar with aTube Catcher, this is easy for you.

What You Will Need:

A Computer;
iSkysoft iTube Studio for Mac

Time Required:

Very Fast (Variable depending on the video file size)



Step 1 Launch aTube Video Catcher

First get this YouTube catcher free download and install it on your Mac. Then a Download button will be integrated to your browser(s) so you can catch video from all supported sites in only one click. Firstly, you can double click the application icon to launch it. You'll see the main interface shown as below.

launch atube catcher

Step 2 Download YouTube or other videos in 3 easy ways

Next, open Safari, Chrome or Firefox and go to the site that you want to catch video from. When you play the video, you'll find the "Download" button appears on the video page. And then you can start downloading online videos in below 3 ways:

1. Click the "Download" button to start downloading the video. Different from some YouTube catchers that integrate a toolbar to your browser, this application is user-friendly and easy to use, and even better than aTube Catcher.

download video in 1 click

2. Alternatively, copy the video URL and click the "Paste URL" button in the primary window of the program. This aTube Catcher Mac Yosemite will start downloading video immediately.

download video with url

3. You also can directly drag and drop the video URL to the program. The video will be added to the download queue.

Step 3 Convert Downloaded Video to Any Popular Format

The downloaded videos are listed in the "Downloaded" tab. You can easily double click one of them to play it with the built-in media player. Or you can convert the video to many popular video and audio formats, even directly to be compatible with your portable devices like iPhone/iPad/iPod/, PSP, Android, BlackBerry, and so on. To do so, click the "Convert" button on each item and select an output form in the pop-up window.

convert video to any format

Tips: Before downloading the video, you can check the "Download then Convert" button on the top right corner of the primary window, then you are able to directly download video to specific format. This saves lots of time if you have hundreds of videos to download.

Part 2: The Best aTube Catcher for Windows 8 Alternative

Another frustrated thing is that aTube Catcher will only work on Window 7 system. It means if you have got your PC updated to Windows 8, aTube Catcher will stop working. Luckily, you can get help from iSkysoft iTube Studio for Windows, which can work well as an aTube Catcher for Windows 8 alternative. It is specially designed to help you to download videos from any popular video-sharing sites. It comes with a built-in browser that allows you to access YouTube or other video sites directly. And you can convert the videos to any format to fit your mobile phone, tablets and portable players.

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Why Choose This aTube Catcher for Windows 8

  • 3X faster download online videos from 1000+ sites.
  • One click download YouTube to MP3 high quality.
  • Convert videos to any video and audio format.
  • Preset for Android devices, iDevices, and other devices.

Steps to Download Any Online Video on Windows 8

What You Will Need:

A Computer;
iSkysoft iTube Studio for Windows

Time Required:

Very Fast (Variable depending on the video file size)



Step 1 Launch aTube YouTube Catcher

Firstly, download and install this aTube Catcher for Windows 8 alternative on your PC. Then launch it. In the main interface, click "Online Video" and go to YouTube or other sites to be ready for video download.

launch atube catcher for windows

Step 2 Download video in 1 click

When you open or play the video, you will get a "Download" button on the video window. Just click it to download the video.

download video in 1 click

You can also copy the video URL and click the "Paste URL" button on the primary window of the program. The video will be downloaded. Another simply way is to directly drag and drop the video URL to the program for downloading.

download video with url

Part 3: Fix the Problem of aTube Catcher Not Working

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What Is aTube Catcher?

aTube Catcher is an easy to use yet VERY powerful free online video downloader for Windows only to get fun videos, film trailers, TV commercials, etc. It acts like a regular web browser to interactive with supported website like other browser. When it catches the video, it starts download it to your PC instead of playback in browser. aTube Catcher provides many options to suit your diverse needs to grab video from online.

aTube Catcher Not Working? Fixed!

You might sometimes encounter aTube Catcher not working on YouTube due to the frequently updates on the site. To solve this issue, you can turn to download YouTube with iSkysoft iTube Studio, which continuously updates to fix the problems of YouTube updates. It's the best aTube Catcher for Mac alternative as far as we know. aTube Catcher now cab create DVD for play with your home DVD player. To burn online video to DVD, iSkysoft DVD Creator for Mac is recommended. Plus, iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe for Mac allows you to download and burn online video at a single place.

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