View and download YouTube videos without using your browser

December 28, 2012
8 / 10

Since 2005 there's a new giant on the web, YouTube, that dominates the market of video distribution over the Internet in an overwhelming way. On YouTube we can find practically any video about the most diverse themes that we may be able to imagine, but it has one peculiarity, it doesn't allow downloads, so if we want to download a video from YouTube we will have to use an application like MacTubes.

A YouTube video downloader and player

Downloading videos from YouTube has never been as easy as with MacTubes, that also includes a search engine that we'll be able to use to easily find the videos that we want. Thus, we'll be able to view them and easily download them. To preview the videos, the application opens a new window that shows the YouTube media player, so that we don't lose a single bit of its functionality.

YouTube videos can be downloaded in three different formats, FLV, MP4 and HD (allowing us to choose between all the qualities that are available). So it won't be difficult to see the YouTube videos of our choice wherever we want.

The program's interface is very well designed, as soon as we search for anything a list full of thumbnails will appear, with all the details about each one of them and everything necessary to be able to view as well as download any video from YouTube.

Antony Peel

A Telecommunications Engineer, chance led me to the translation industry, where after a few years, I discovered another side of the world of technology while translating what others were writing about mobile applications and software. That...