Commonly videos on YouTube are hardly longer than 15 minutes, with most of them around 5. However YouTube also hosts a large amount of talk shows, documentaries, tv episodes, etc. Such videos can be easily as long as 1 hour or so.
So if you have decided you need a long YouTube videos download on Mac, it may not be as easy to do as with short-running content. Most of the online services advertised as YouTube downloaders can only fetch shorter videos, usually something less than 20 minutes. Some apps may even try to download longer videos, but may suddenly abandon the task somewhere halfway and pop an error message.
To download long YouTube videos on Mac with Airy downloader follow four easy steps below:
1. Download Airy and install it on your computer. Free version offers two YouTube downloads. Once you have decided Airy is a keeper you can activate full version of the app for unlimited downloading.
2. Open the YouTube video you like in the browser and copy the link to clipboard. Then paste it into Airy.
3. In the menu choose the video format and resolution for the downloaded file.
4. Click the Download button.
Once you have downloaded long Youtube videos on your Mac you can watch them in a free player for Mac - Elmedia Player - that supports many more media formats than QuickTime Player.