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Downie Reviews

Video download for OS X. Downie supports at this moment over 1,000 different sites.

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  • Apple A17 Bionic SoC Performance Targets Could be Lowered
    If that sentence sounds confusing then you might want to check out some wrapper apps that are much easier to use. Downie is a paid option, but a lot of people seem to like it. There are other options, but they all use youtube dl internally and function the same. - Source: Reddit / 5 days ago
  • Safe YouTube to mp3/4 Converter?
    If you’re on macOS and want something more visual than Terminal Downie is more than enough to do everything you need to in terms of pulling down a local version just about any video posted online. The same dev also makes Permute which is a converter app as well if you want to get everything from one source and be done with it. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Is there still safe ways to download yt videos?
    I took the plunge and purchased Downie and I don't regret it. Clean UI, quite powerful and no monthly subscription for licensing. :D. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • I figured out how to download the full archived videos the from GameChanger website
    2) Download the application "Downie." Https:// There is a free 2 week trial. There could be other pieces of software that would do this, but I was able to do it with Downie, and it's a great app anyway, so I recommend paying the $20 after the 2 week trial expires. (this isn't an ad for Downie!). - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Eltima Software Mac App cheating the paid customers
    For anyone thinking about Airy for downloading videos, have a look at Downie first: because it's simply awesome, better and cheaper. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Offline
    If you have YouTube Premium, you can download videos from there so you can use it even if your in-flight Wi-Fi blocks YouTube. You can also use Downie to download videos to your Mac:, or find a free web-based alternative. The good news is that some in-flight Wi-Fi is fast enough to handle streaming. I recently got over 60mbps on in-flight Wi-Fi. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • Live from Montreux Jazz Festival
    I don't know if Qello streams are DRM protected, if not Downie will do the job when you have a Mac. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • Help me join the club!
    Downie - excellent all-in-one video downloader app from any website. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • Need a little help with some Javascript
    So I am a very happy power user of an app called Downie 4 for macOS, which is an all-purpose audio and video downloading app. You can check out their web page for details on just what all it does and how it works. - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • Mac Apps That You Have Been Using For Long Time
    *Downie 4 *-(it’s mainly a safari extension for downloading YouTube videos and other video sites) Https:// - Source: Reddit / 12 months ago
  • What's a safe way to save the audio from a YouTube video on a Mac? (Serious)
    I use Downie. You can use it to download video or audio, and choose the file conversion type on the fly. Works flawlessly, even on many other sites beyond YouTube. It retails for about $20 US, but often is featured cheaper as part of certain websites’ bundle deals. - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • Handy utility applications for macOS
    Downie - excellent all-in-one video downloader app from any website. - Source: Reddit / 12 months ago
  • Bought the M1 MacBook Air and it's just... impressive
    Downie- helps to download any kind of video from the web. - Source: Reddit / 12 months ago
  • [META] Can we add a section on the wiki with useful apps?
    Downie 4 - same developer, this one is for dowloading videos from nearly ANY site, it's fast and you can set the naming structure of files (f.e. YouTube - Author - Name of the video). - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Do you collect/hoard Kpop videos (official channels, fancams, etc) of groups/idols you like?
    Almost always Sometimes I reach out for when yt-dlp can't do the job. I like yt-dlp because it can embed the info, thumbnail, and subtitle(s) in the downloaded video file. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Nice review of The Smile, Evening Standard, Mon 31 Jan
    If you don't want to deal with the commandline, you could also use Downie. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Has anyone got an idea of how to rip the source files of The Smile's streams? Has anyone done it already with this method?
    I used the wonderful Mac app Downie to save the broadcasts for my personal archive, This app can download vod-streams and save live livestreams while they are being streamed. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • dowload video
    I don't know of any shortcuts. But I have been using Downie with great satisfaction for this. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • video converter for MacBook Air M1
    I also highly recommend his other app, Downie ( ) as the best all-purpose downloading app out there. It makes it effortless to download nearly any video or audio from websites using yt-download, which is a pretty widespread and opensource framework for grabbing audio and video from websites. Like Permute, it has a very basic user interface that nevertheless has a ton of... - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Downloadhelper for Safari for youtube, mixcloud, Vimeo convert to mp3
    I highly recommend Downie. It's a sweet little app that will download any recognizable audio or video from almost every conceivable site you might be looking at with just a click. It's highly customizable. I've been a power user of it for a long time now. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Mac OS YouTube Downloader
    I use and like the Downie (downloader) and Permute (transcoder) combination of apps - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago

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Top 10 Alternatives to 4K Video Downloader to Download Videos
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