Downie

Ever wished you could save a video from the Internet? Search no more, Downie is what you're looking for. Easily download videos from thousands of different sites.

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v3.1.1, requires macOS 10.11+

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FAQ

The short answer is no - sorry. Apple doesn't allow apps that download videos from YouTube on the AppStore.
We sell Downie via Paddle. They provide a secure alternative to the AppStore for us, AppStore rejects. You can also purchase Downie right from within the app!
Login to your Paddle account where you can find all your purchases made through Paddle. If you are having any trouble, contact their or our support.
There are sites that require postprocessing the downloaded video anyway. In particular, YouTube often splits the video into separate video and audio files - the conversion is then necessary to put them together. Without it you'd end up with two files instead of one - one with just the sound, one just with the picture. Similarly, many sites use M3U8 (HLS) or F4M (HDS) manifests, which describe videos that are split into dozens, sometimes even hundreds little files, each containing a few seconds of the video. These chunks again need to be put together using a conversion. There is no way around it, not doing so would result in a file unreadable by most video players out there.
If you are using Chrome as your primary browser, you are likely getting this message - Chrome uses an embedded version of Flash Player, so the Flash Player either isn't installed on your system at all, or an older version of it is installed - and the older versions get blocked remotely by Apple. To get Flash working in Downie, make sure the Flash Player plugin is installed system-wide and is up-to-date. To do so, open System Preferences and look for Flash Player preference pane. If it's not present, you need to go to Adobe's website and download and install Flash Player. If it is present, open it, go to the Updates tab and press the Check for Updates button. You will need to relaunch Downie after the installation or update.
You can still happily use the version you already have, there just won't be any more updates. You can download the last v1.x build here and the last v2.x build here. If you wish to upgrade, please go to our Downie discount coupon generator.
As long as you use Downie for personal use only, you can install Downie on all of your devices. Note, however, that we limit your license's activation count to 5 activations - before reinstalling your computer or throwing it away, please, deactivate your license from Downie's menu. If you run into any issues that Downie complains about the license being used too many times, just contact us.
Contact us using the Support button directly in Downie, or using the Support button at the top of the page - chances are we will add the site in the next update.
Send us the link, we'll look into it and possibly fix it.
Contact us using the Support button directly in Downie, or using the Support button at the top of the page - chances are we will add the site in the next update.
Sorry, but we need to keep moving "forward" and maintaining backward compatibility takes a lot of time which could otherwise be used for improving Downie. All Downie 2 versions are compatible with macOS 10.10. You can download the last v2.x build here.
Sorry, but we need to keep moving "forward" and maintaining backward compatibility takes a lot of time which could otherwise be used for improving Downie. Of course, you can still download the last 10.9-compatible Downie build here.
Sorry, but we need to keep moving "forward" and maintaining backward compatibility takes a lot of time which could otherwise be used for improving Downie. Of course, you can still download the last 10.7-compatible Downie build here.

Key Features

Supports many sites - currently supports over 1,000 different sites (including YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) and the number is rapidly growing.

4K video YouTube support - unlike many other YouTube downloaders, Downie supports HD video on YouTube, up to 4K.

Postprocessing - need your video in MP4 for iTunes? Or want just the audio track? No problem, Downie can handle this for you automatically!

Quick support - I respond to emails usually within 24 hours and often add support for requested sites in the next update.

Frequent updates - Don‘t wait weeks for new sites to be supported, or bugs to be fixed! Downie is updated about once a week with new features, sites supported, etc.

International - not only that Downie supports country-specific sites, it is localized into various languages. If your language is missing, contact us - we can offer you a free license in exchange for a translation.

New in Downie 3

UI Redesign – the UI has been redesigned from the ground up. It’s faster, more fluent and visually pleasing.

Menu Bar Icon – control the downloads from the menu bar – without the need to switch away from your current work.

Improved HLS Support – HLS streams download up to 4 times faster.

DASH Support – DASH streams are now supported.

Major Postprocessing Improvements – postprocessing of some downloads can take only a few seconds instead of minutes thanks to Downie analyzing the video prior to the conversion!

Simple Mode – if your preference is to keep the UI as simple as possible, there’s a simple mode for you!

File Grouping by Site and Playlist – all downloads can now be sorted into folders based on where you downloaded them from or from which playlist are they.

Delayed Queue Start – schedule your downloads for the middle of the night so that you’re not hogging the bandwidth for the rest of the family!

Popup Window Support in User-Guided Extraction – the User-Guided Extraction now optionally supports popup windows so that you can sign into sites that open login in a separate window.

Tips for using Downie

To start, you can drag a link from any browser either on Downie‘s window, or the icon in the Dock.

If you have more links, or links within some text, just drop the whole thing onto Downie - it will scan the text for links.

You can use copy and paste as well - just press Command-O in Downie and you can insert all the links in the world!

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