Why do people collect stuff? It must be the collector gene, a non-quite vestige of our historic past when everything was necessary for survival.
Today, we modern day Mac users collect photos, music, and video clips. I’m ashamed to admit that I have more YouTube videos than I have family videos. Of course, the YouTube videos are funnier. Here’s how to collect them with a free app.
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Just imagine that iTunes had a cousin with similar genetic makeup.
Except the cousin only stored video from YouTube, while, iTunes stores everything except an easy to use interface.
In other words, MacTubes looks like iTunes, works like iTunes, but has focus (which, clearly, iTunes does not), said focus specifically on downloading and storing videos from YouTube.
Here’s what it looks like:
Looks easy enough, right?
First, MacTubes is a YouTube video player. Second, it’s a YouTube video iTunes, so it stores your downloaded videos. But there’s more. Check out the extensive preferences.
Choose from three different video players, from Flash to QuickTime.
There’s an option to search for HD video (or, always play YouTube HD videos).
Third, use MacTubes instead of Safari to search on YouTube, using extensive built-in filters. MacTubes has three themes ranging from bland to boring, but at least you have a choice.
Finally, you may search for YouTube videos in non-English languages from a pop down menu, decide how many videos to display in the search results. To use MacTubes just select a video from the iTunes-like list, and click the Play button.
Not bad for free. There’s even a full screen button and other useful options. The interface is a bit clunky but couldn’t be much easier to figure out. And it’s a great way to find and store YouTube videos.