Leawo YouTube Downloader for Mac Getting Started

Leawo YouTube Downloader for Mac is a simple to use online video downloading software specially designed for Mac. It offers you the most effective way to download videos from YouTube, Facebook, VEVO, Dailymotion and other websites, convert and manage online videos on Mac in few clicks.


Launch the Application

There are two ways to launch the application.

1. After installing the software, you will find a Leawo YouTube Downloader for Mac icon on the desktop or in Applications, click the icon to launch the program.

2. When you are playing a video in YouTube or in other websites, as soon as the download-button button appear on the upper-right corner of the video, click it and the YouTube Downloader for Mac will be launched.


Top Menu Description

After launching the program, you will observe four top menus on the upper-left corner of your Mac: Leawo YoutubeDownloader, Task, Library, and Help.

1. Leawo YoutubeDownloader Menu

Below drop-down list will appear once you click Leawo YoutubeDownloader menu, you can click About Leawo YoutubeDownloader to know the current version of this app. Click Preferences to carry out program settings: General and Update settings. You can also check Services, Hide Leawo YoutubeDownloader, Hide Others, Show All, and Quit Leawo YoutubeDownloader.

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In Preferences>General, you can check to Show notice when program closed with task unfinished; set the Max Run of multi-cores (1 to 5) of your Mac; and close Safari to install or uninstall Extensions for Safari.


In Preferences>Update settings: you can select to check Enable automatic update check, Number of days between update checks can be set. If necessary, you can also click Update every day, Update every week, Update every month directly in this section.

2. Task Menu

Head to Task menu, and you can choose to Add a URL; Queue the downloading missions; Move up and Movie down downloading list; Pause all downloading task; Start all downloading tasks Retry all downloading tasks, and Delete all downloading tasks.


3. Library Menu

Head to library menu, you can choose to Play the downloaded files in Library panel; Show the downloaded files in finder via clicking Show in finder; Rename the downloaded files, Convert the files to other formats; Delete selected files in Library, or Empty all files in Library.


4. Help Menu

Head to Help menu, and you can Search the menus on top menu bar directly; get to know the newest version of Leawo YouTube Downloader for Mac via click Check for updates; click Register to register this Leawo YouTube Downloader for Mac; visit Leawo support center on line via Support option; get Leawo YouTube Downloader for Mac user guide on Leawo.com via Online guide option; click Find us on Facebook or Find us on Twitter to known more info about Leawo.


Add Online Video URL to Program


  1. Click add-a-url-button to get into Add URL interface and you can simply add one or more online video (YouTube video, VEVO video, Facebook video) URLs via copying and pasting. You are also allowed to drag and drop video thumbnail to import online videos.
  2. Another way to locate source online video for downloading is to click the “Download” icon on the video page. After clicking “Download”, the file URL will be added to Video URL box automatically.


Choose Output Destination

In Save to, click Open button to select a proper output destination on your Mac computer to save your downloaded files.

Set Output Format

Once you check Original format, the target video will be downloaded in its original format. Otherwise, you can just click the inverted triangle button to select an output format in the Profile box.


You can quick search the format via start searching bar. Click Settings to enter into Setting panel, where you can click Save as to type another name for the chosen format. Video or Audio parameters are all presented here for adjustment (video codec, audio codec, bit rate, frame rate, video/audio quality, aspect ratio, channel, etc.). Click OK to conform the setting.


Download and Convert Online Videos

Click Download now button to download and convert online videos. During downloading process, you can click start-task-button or pause-task-button to start or pause the downloading process. Click delete-task-button to delete the downloading task.


Manage Library


As soon as all the tasks have been downloaded successfully, they will be automatically listed in the Library. You can click library-button the on the main interface to switch to the library board to manage the downloaded videos. You can click player-button to play it in pop-up media player, click show-in-finder-button to show the file in finder, or press delete-item-button to delete you already downloaded video. In this Library board, you can also reset your already downloaded video order, double-click the file to change the video name and search specific video via the bottom searching bar.

When you click player-button, a media player will pop up.


little-play-button:Click this button to start play the video.

little-pause-button: Click this button to pause the video playback.

stop-button: Click this button to stop playing the video.

little-volume-button: Click this button to adjust video volume for playback.

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