MacYTDL is a macOS GUI front end for youtube-dl the cross-platform video downloader. It runs on any Apple Mac with macOS 10.10 or later. It has been developed in AppleScript. The code is not protected and can be opened in Script Editor. MacYTDL is code signed and notarized.
Download individual videos and playlists.
Download multiple videos separately (in parallel) or in one process (sequentially).
Works with all sites supported by youtube-dl.
Can cancel individual downloads.
Settings for level of youtube-dl feedback, download folder, file format and remuxing format.
Download a text description of the video.
Download and embed subtitles in chosen format and language.
Download and optionally embed thumbnail images and metadata.
Download or extract audio-only files in chosen format.
Download selected episodes from ABC iView (Australia) show pages.
Optional macOS Service for use in web browsers which copies the current URL, switches to MacYTDL and pastes URL of video to be downloaded.
All components downloaded and/or installed by MacYTDL, which can be controlled by the user. Component updates available in the app.
A separate log file is retained for each download enabling problem solving if a download fails.
Has a built-in uninstaller which moves all components to Trash.
Includes a range of simple utilities.
How to install
Download and open the DMG file.
Read the Help file.
Click and drag MacYTDL to any location - it''s best to use the Applications folder.
Click on "Yes" to install various components and create a preferences folder when asked.