Have you been using KeepVid to download online videos? It's definitely a good choice. KeepVid has been widely used to download online videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Metacafe and many other video sharing sites. This online video downloader uses Java to capture videos and generate download links. However, KeepVid only works on Windows. Because it requires Microsoft .Net, which is impossible for Mac, let alone Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. That's why many people are searching for a KeepVid for Mac alternative.
Here I highly recommend you to use iSkysoft iTube Studio for Mac, which includes all the functions of KeepVid but batter than KeepVid. It fully supports the new OS X 10.10 Yosemite. And you can use it to download videos from YouTube, Vimeo, VEVO, Facebook and other 1000+ sites in one single click. You can even one click to download MP3 from YouTube videos. This KeepVid equivalent to Mac (Yosemite) also enables you to convert the downloaded videos or existing desktop videos to many popular formats like MOV, MP4, MKV, AVI, WMV, and more. If you want to enjoy videos on portable device, it's very convenient to directly convert video to device compatible format with the preset profiles, all popular devices are supported, including iPhone, iPod, iPad, Samsung, PSP, Xbox and other portable devices.
Why Should You Use this KeepVid for Mac?
Below are some main reasons:
- It's ad-free and one-time fee for lifetime use, compared to KeepVid program's annual subscription fee;
- Download HQ, HD and 4K UHD videos by click from all popular video sites in batches;
- Directly save MP3 from YouTube videos to your Mac with high quality;
- One click to download the entire YouTube playlists or YouTube channels;
- Convert both downloaded and existing videos to play on devices offline;
- An all-in one program that integrates video downloader, video converter and video player.
How to Download Videos with KeepVid for Mac
After you download the program on your Mac Mavericks, you can open the built-in installation instruction, and then follow up the prompts to set up the program. When you finish the installation, the program will launch automatically. The below step-by-step tutorial will show you how to download and convert online videos by using this KeepVid alternative for Mac (Yosemite). I'll take YouTube for example, but this KeepVid for Mac downloads videos from other sites similarly.
Step 1: Watch YouTube video as normal
When you're watching a YouTube video and want to download it to watch later or watch on portable device. What would you do? Now if you've installed iTube Studio for Mac, you'll see a Download button at the top right corner of every YouTube video. Nothing to change on your part. Just browse YouTube videos as normal, and when you want to download a favorite video, click the Download button to start the process immediately. Safari, Chrome and Firefox are all supported. You're just one touch away from a huge video library.
Step 2: Instantly save YouTube video to computer
When you click the Download button, the Keepvid for Mac program will open and the video will be added to the download queue. The multi-thread technology is used to accelerate the download speed. Usually, it's just minutes to download video to your Mac, the better Keepvid Mac equivalent.
Besides the download button, you can also drag and drop the URL from browser address bar to the dock icon of this Keepvid for Mac app, or go to Downloading > Paste URL to start downloading video via URL. This Keepvid for Mac alternative simplifies video downloading to the most.
Step 3: Convert YouTube to any format
The downloaded video will be stored in the Downloaded tab. To convert a video, go to the Downloaded tab first. You'll see a Convert button on the right of every video. Click the Convert button and a window will appear for you to choose output format from. After choosing a video/audio format or a device format, click OK to start conversion. Before converting, it's a good idea to play the video by double clicking it, making sure it's exactly the video you want.
You may already noticed the bit Download then Convert button at the top right corner of the program interface. It allows you to directly download video to any specified format you want. This is a useful feature when you have lots of video to download and convert. Just click it to choose a preset format, and thus any video will be downloaded and converted to the selected format at the same time.
Done. iSkysoft iTube Studio is definitely the video downloader you need while KeepVid not working properly and you want to download YouTube on Mac. Now get Keepvid for Mac alternative to download and convert any YouTube video to your Mac OS X. It's not only Keepvid Yosemite alternative, but also supports Mac OS X Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard, Leopard and Mavericks.