YouTube Downloader

YTD for MAC FAQ


Miscellaneous

- I cannot run the application. Why?
- How can I play video files with YTD Video Downloader for Mac?

Downloading videos with YTD Video Downloader for Mac

- What URL should I paste in the download tab?
- Receiving failed error message?
- YTD Video Downloader asking for username and password when trying to download a video?
- Can I download videos in HD format?

Converting videos with YTD Video Downloader for Mac

- How to select the output folder for the resulting files?
- Can I only save the audio from a video file to MP3?
- Can't play iPod converted videos on your iPod touch?

Miscellaneous

I cannot run the application. Why?

You currently need to have Mac OSX 10.7 or 10.8 in order to run the YTD Video Downloader for Mac Application. OSX 10.6 support is on the way.

How can I play video files with YTD Video Downloader for Mac?

To play videos simply go to the activity tab, select a completed download and click the play button.
The system's default video player should launch automatically and play the selected video.
Please note that depending on your default video player some formats may not be supported.



Downloading videos with YTD Video Downloader for Mac

What URL should I paste in the download tab?

When you are on a page that contains a video in your browser, copy the URL (ie: "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EY-uM56BSrY") from the address bar and paste it into YTD. After that click the Download button to start downloading.

Receiving failed error message?

First of all check if your YTD Video Downloader is updated. Go to Help > Check for updates to do this.

YTD Video Downloader asking for username and password when trying to download a video?

Some videos from Facebook or Youtube are restricted for different reasons. In this case you have to have an account for that specific site in order to download the video.

Can I download videos in HD format?

Yes, this is possible only for Youtube. After pasting the video URL, click on the "Download quality" menu and select one of the "HD" options (HD 720p, etc.) or "Best available". Best available will download the highest quality option available for that video.



Converting videos with YTD Video Downloader for Mac

How to select the output folder for the resulting files?

In the Convert tab please click on the blue folder icon next to "Save to" to select the location where the resulting files should be placed. If you check the "Same folder as downloads" box the resulting file will be placed in the same location as the original file.

Can I only save the audio from a video file to MP3?

Yes, in the Convert tab you need to select MP3 from the "Convert video to" dropdown menu.

Can't play iPod converted videos on your iPod touch?

To convert videos for your iPod touch please use the iPhone conversion option since that is compatible.