Tks for the screenshot but not all videos have 1.080,
I agree with NowApple.
I think we're talking about different OS versions, I'm on 10.8 and it doesn't work this way I guess.
Whether you have HTML5 or Flash
Tks you all for all help/answers anyway.file://localhost/Users/aburity/Desktop/Screen%20Shot%202012-08-22%20at%2012.20.5 7%20PM.png
ok, there is a bit of confusion here...
we are NOT talking about 10.7 or 10.8, or 10.6 for that matter.
My iMac is still on lion right now, but my MacBook Pro is on 10.8 and both are the exact same.
Those of us WITH the "i" and "use original player" are NOT using the STOCK Safari......
We are using YOUTUBE5 Extension. an aftermarket extension that forces Youtube to play Html5 video instead of flash.
I linked to it earlier. I used their picture to show what happens when you click on the "i"
And yes, not all video's have 1080p. The video in the picture however did...
with the extension when you click the "i" you will see all of the sizes that particular video has.
YouTube5 extension makes it easier to download the videos without going through the old way that is being shown here. Firefox has had these plugins for years, Safari is WAY behind the times in that department.
I know that there are different options for html 5 videos on youtube as well if you go into your settings (youtube account) But I don't have a youtube account.. so I just use the extension.
I just responded to those saying that they do not see the "use original player" that the other guy had in his screenshots he posted. I just explained WHY we see that, and they do not.
We are talking about Safari WITH an extension called YouTube 5, and Safari WITHOUT that extension. not OS versions, or Safari versions either...
Works with Mountaion Lion+Safari 6:
You need a VLC media player
1.in VLC: cmd+N ->Paste youtube URL there -> open
2.then right click on the file name in a playlist and choose "media information"
3.Copy (cmd+c) the bottom line called "location" into safari - it will starts to download automatically and you can rename it with any extension - .flv, .mp4, .mov - vlc will open it in any case.
ps. if you can't find the playlist use shift+cmd+p
Why don't you just download a YOUTUBE DOWNLOADER ?
I use it for a very long time now and it works great.
NO, hasseling with commands or right clicks, just click on the upper corner in the movie the download box and viola the movie downloads.
Good luck ...
HOLY CRAP!!!! FINALLY!!!!
MOUNTAIN LION AND SAFARI 6.0 AND HOW TO DOWNLOAD YOUTUBE VIDEOS!!!
OK, yes, after working my way through this thread and searching for a few days on and off, everything was outdated or terribly complex.
THIS IS HOW TO DO IT!! As of JAN 5TH 2012
1) Use Safari and go to YOUTUBE5 SAFARI EXTENSION at this link--->> http://www.verticalforest.com/2010/10/27/youtube5-version-2/ Or just google youtube5
2) download the extension and open it, 2 seconds later, your youtube video player changes into awesomely easy to download player.
3) IN THE YOUTUBE video you want to download, click on the "I" for info button in the upper right corner
4) the dropdown gives you the 720, 360, etc.... Right click on the resolution you want. ANNNNDDDD!!!
5) THE DROPDOWN MENU SAYS: "DOWNLOAD LINKED FILE" or "DOWNLOAD LINKED FILE AS"
THATS IT THATS IT THATS IT!!!
Sorry for the all caps, but man, how annnnoying its been to try and figure this out with Mountain Lion and missing activity window and people's personal workarounds and reading people's repsonses saying that they dont work. SImple youtube5 extension and you guy/gals are good to go.
THere are YOUTUBE5 videos on youtube that are a minute long to see how to use it. THAT SIMPLE!!!
TO RECAP (sorry for the cap pun) if you have:
YOU NEED the YOUTUBE5 Safari extension!!
It works for older versions. But forget about activity windows and mplayer and all that other crap.
CHEERS!! Hope this makes you as happy as it just made me to figure this out and thanks to Zeniobus for mentioning youtube5. It was hidden in his lengthy post.
My post is to point out that it is indeeed the solution
I Have found the quickest and easiest way! For Everyone no need to modify and go to deep into the system i am using a MacBook Pro...10.8.2 Just came out so i have everything up to date Safari 6. Moutain Lion
1. Download and Install http://hoyois.github.com/safariextensions/clicktoplugin/
2. Go to Youtube video you want to download.
3.Video should be displayed awkwardly move mouse over it and gives you options to veiw "CLICK" on "Flash"
4.Video will be Back to Normal "Cheers!!!" Now Right Click or TrackPad "2 Finger Touch and Click....
5. Go down to Popout....New window should popout playing video in HD or Very Clear.
6.Right Click the Pop out....and it gives you quick 4 options and there it is Download Video in HD