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    I'm running into this situation more and more. Client wants me to download youtube video to insert into a video we're editing. I'm aware that downloading Youtube videos is against Youtube's policy and admittedly this isn't an ideal way to get video, but most of the time these are videos that the client has permission to use, this just happens to be the format available. So, with that out of the way, what have you been using to do this safely, without malware infected software or websites. Here are my restrictions.

    Mac only
    Safari or Firefox (if web based tool)

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    I so far never had any problem with JDownloader2.
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    The website on top of your search is normally safe to you. just use an adblocker or something so you don't need to download any software
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Pilato View Post
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    I second this! I use it all the time. Love being able to put stuff on my media center for my '4k showcase' whenever I find a good example.
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    ClipGrab is awesome.
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    VLC lets you download Youtube videos - just found this out the other day (https://lifehacker.com/the-best-hidd...vlc-1654434241)
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    Brilliant Adam, thank you. Re: these instructions, on VLC 3.0.2 the "location" info is under Window>Media Information>General Tab.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Rahn View Post
    VLC lets you download Youtube videos - just found this out the other day (https://lifehacker.com/the-best-hidd...vlc-1654434241)
    The vast capabilities of VLC never cease to surprise me!
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