How to: YouTube videos unplugged


There are many reasons why you may want to have some YouTube videos downloaded for offline viewing or for archiving. The most common reason I hear are for work and school presentations, weddings or other celebratory events. I get asked at least 10 times a week how to get these videos on your computer for offline viewing. After much procrastination, I finally decided to make a video to show you how.

This method is my preferred way of offline viewing using a Mac and Safari 5.0. There are a bunch of ways to do this on a PC, and most people find them rather easily with a quick Google search. However, on a Mac, the solution is a bit harder to find. Many of these searches lead to shady paid services that will get you ripped off.

Try this Safari extension for size. Watch the video for a quick how-to and voila! Done.

I hope this helps. Remember you can always send any tech questions to and who knows maybe I’ll make a video just for you.