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How to Use Tenorshare Mac Video Downloader

Contents Part
Part 1: How to Download Online Videos on Mac
Part 2: How to Play Videos Offline (including Local Videos)
Part 3: How to Convert Downloaded Videos
Part 4: How to Customize Settings When Downloading Online Videos
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How to Use Tenorshare Mac Video Downloader

Tenorshare Mac Video Downloader is a professional video downloader for Mac users to download online videos. With this program, you can download as many videos as you like from YouTube, Vimeo, Hulu Plus, Facebook, Break, etc. for offline access or playback on your portable devices.

Download and install Tenorshare Mac Video Downloader on your Mac. You can then use the following guide to download online videos and convert downloaded videos so that they can be playable on other devices.

Part 1: How to Download Online Videos on Mac

After downloading and installation, run Tenorshare Mac Video Downloader by double-clicking the software icon. You will be provided with two methods to download online videos.

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Method 1: Copy and Paste URL

To use this method, you should first launch Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome and open the video you are to download. Then copy the URL of this video and click "Paste URL" under "Download" Panel.

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Method 2: Use Download Button and In-built Browser

Alternatively, you can use Tenorshare Mac Video Downloader's integrated browser in the "Online Video" window to access the sites you want and download videos from. There are already a lot of online video sharing website for you to choose from.

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Once you've accessed the site and find the video, the video downloader will play this video and show you a "Download" button above the top-right corner of the video screen. Click this button and the video downloading process will start.

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For both options, a window will pop up to confirm the video information and output folder. Click "Download Now" to proceed. Or you can choose another folder to save the downloaded videos.

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Part 2: How to Play Videos Offline (including Local Videos)

When the downloading process finishes, you can double-click the video in the "Downloaded" Library under "Download" tab to play it using the built-in video player.

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You can add local videos to Mac Video Downloader so that you can watch the videos or convert the videos. Go to "Downloaded", right-click the mouse to bring up a menu and click "Import" to locate video files on your computer. Alternatively, you can just drag the local video from your computer to this software.

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Part 3: How to Convert Downloaded Videos

Go to "Downloaded" Library, and you will see all the downloaded videos with a "Convert" button available. Click this button, and output formats are shown. Select your target format or the device-compatible format. Then converting process starts.

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You will then get a list of formats to choose from. There are a great many formats available. You can choose from the 3 options: Favorite, Formats and Devices.

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Part 4: How to Customize Settings When Downloading Online Videos

You can feel free to customize your video downloading settings as you like. Click the "Main menu" icon at the top right corner to bring up the menu. Select "Preference" on this menu and you will get a pops-up window which offers 3 setting options.

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General: Adjust settings related to download controls and updates.

Download: Repair download plug-in and change settings for downloads, like how many videos can be downloaded at the same time and automatically resume unfinished tasks on startup.

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Location: Specify the default folders to save downloaded videos.

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