KeepVid is a free tool to download online videos from YouTube, Dailymotion, Metacafe, Vimeo, and many other video sharing sites. KeepVid allows you just copy and paste URL to download the video. However, KeepVid is a PC only tool. It needs to use Java to capture the videos and genreate download links, which requires Microsoft .Net, so KeepVid is not compatible with Mac, including Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan and 10.10 Yosemite. But is there any KeepVid for Mac alternative available? The answer is Yes!
We highly recommend iSkysoft iTube Studio for Mac as a KeepVid for Mac alternative, which includes all the functions of KeepVid but batter than KeepVid. It fully supports the new OS X 10.11 EL Capitan and 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 and EL Capitan) 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 Choose This KeepVid for Mac
- 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.
- Not just copy-paste URL method as KeepVid, but also instantly download video with the "Download" button.
How to Download Videos with KeepVid for Mac (EL Capitan included)
The below step-by-step tutorial will show you how to download and convert online videos by using this KeepVid alternative for Mac (Yosemite and EL Capitan). I'll take YouTube for example, but this KeepVid for Mac downloads videos from other sites similarly.
Step 1: Launch the KeepVid for Mac
After you download the program on your Mac EL Capitan included, 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.
Step 2: Instantly download YouTube video in 1 click
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 watch 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.
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.
Download YouTube video with URL
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 EL Capitan, Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard, Leopard and Mavericks.