Check out Get Tube, version 1.0, from Simon Vrel. The latest, in a slew of applications that attempts to provide You Tube web site visitors with the ability to download and preserve their favourite You Tube movies.
Movies offered on You Tube are commonly offered as Macromedia Flash files and in so doing, prevent downloading or saving. You’ll need something like Get Tube to help you do it. What Get Tube does, is, download and convert the Flash movie into mp4 format.
However, to use Get Tube, you’ll need to also download and install VideoLAN (VLC) on your Mac. When installing VLC, be sure to install it within the root of your Applications folder. Otherwise, Get Tube will not function as it should. Although, there is an option in Get Tube’s Preferences to locate VLC’s alternative file path, from our experience, Get Tube will not work unless VLC is placed in the root of your Applications folder.