Easily and Quickly Download Movies and Videos from Youku on Mac

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2020-04-07 / Update for  Video Download

Youku.com is the largest video sharing site in China, providing Hollywood movies, music video and many other home-made videos. Those who have signed up can visit the website and enjoy watching videos online. But one may sometimes get annoyed by the fact that it has too many advertisements. Others are wondering if they can download Youku videos to watch on iPhone, iPad, Android phone. The answer is yes. In the following part, we'll introduce a simple way to download movies and videos from Youku.

Professional Youku Video Downloader: Save SD/HD Youku Videos on OS X

An indispensable Youku downloader online is Tenorshare Mac Video Downloader. It is a perfect tool to help you download TV episodes, movies, videos from Youku.com. After downloading, you can then convert them to watch freely on your mobile devices. The tutorial below shows how to download Youku movies, videos on OS X 10.10, 10.9 etc.

Step 1: Install the Youku Downloader for Mac

Download the program first. Choose the right version for your computer. If you are running Windows 8.1/8/7/XP/Vista, get Windows Video Downloader. After installation, launch it on your computer.

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Step 2: Find your favourite Youku video

Click "Online video" at the top of the interface and tap Youku icon below, then search for your desired Youku video through the built-in browser.

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Step 3: Download Youku video online for Mac

Click the video to play. There is a Download button on the top right of the video screen. Click the button, and the program will get the video download right away.

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There is also another way to capture Youku videos. You can copy the video URL and click Paste URL in the program. You will be able to add a batch of videos to the downloading list and wait them to finish downloading.

Step 4: Convert Youku video format

Click "Downloaded" to view all videos. Tap on "Convert" to choose a proper video format, like MP4, 3GP, M4V, AVI, or choose a device, such as iPhone, iPad, Android phone, etc.

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Note: Some users also use iKu, a video downloading program designed by Youku company. But you may find that you are only allowed to download 6 to 8 minutes of a video. iKu only supports IE browsers on Windows.

Fix "Youku Video Can Only Be Streamed within Mainland China" Problem

Pretty similar to YouTube, Youku also allows you to uploading videos you want to share, and download videos you love to watch offline. But in view of copyright issue, sometimes when you play the video, this line will appear "Sorry, this video can only be streamed within Mainland China. To get around this, you need to install an add-on named Unblock Youku depending on the browser you are running.

Unblock Youku for Firefox:

Click on the link https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fiorefox/addon/unblock-youku/ and add to Firefox.

Unblock Youku for Chrome:

Visit the chrome store and search for unblock youku.

  Updated on 2020-04-07 / Update for  Video Download

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