Capturing Your Favorite YouTube Videos on a Mac Using Movavi Screen Recorder for Mac

Most people nowadays frequently watch YouTube videos for entertainment, to learn how to perform certain tasks, or even to listen to music. The range of content it makes available is nothing less than staggering, and it is safe to say that you probably have at least a handful of videos that you watch regularly.

Rather than having to be online to watch your favorite YouTube videos – don’t you think it would be nice to be able to download and save them? Although YouTube itself doesn’t have that option, you can use Movavi Screen Recorder for Mac to capture it from your screen.

The first thing you should do is open up YouTube and find the video that you want to save – but don’t play it just yet. Instead, launch Movavi Screen Recorder for Mac and draw a frame over that video using the mouse cursor. If you want you can refine the frame later and resize and reposition it so that it fits better.

On Movavi Screen Recorder for Mac’s interface you should see icons for the ‘System Audio’ and ‘Microphone’. Make sure the ‘System Audio’ icon is highlighted and the ‘Microphone’ is not, and click on them to toggle them till they are right.

If you don’t want to have to manually control the recording you should click on the ‘alarm clock’ icon and schedule a start and stop time so that Movavi Screen Recorder for Mac will automate it. Alternatively you could just use the ‘REC’ button to start recording and then ‘Pause’, ‘Cancel’ or ‘Stop’ with the on-screen controls too.

Regardless of which option you choose, when the recording is done you’ll be able to preview it in the window that opens. At that point you can use Movavi Screen Recorder for Mac’s features to trim out any unwanted footage as well. Although the video would have been automatically saved in MKV format, you can click ‘Save As’ if you’ve made any changes or if you want to save it in a different format.

While that is all that it takes to capture YouTube video on Mac using Movavi Screen Recorder for Mac, there are other features that you may want to use if you’re recording different types of footage. In fact not only could you adjust the recording parameters such as the frame rate or sound levels, but you could also capture keyboard and mouse actions too.

Considering how easy it is to capture and save YouTube videos in this fashion, you should definitely consider using it so that you don’t have to constantly re-stream videos that you watch regularly. Additionally you may also want to use Movavi Screen Recorder for Mac to save other types of content too, if you’d like to watch it offline or transfer it to different devices.

Interview with G Tom Mac

Gerard McMahon aka G Tom Mac is the musician who sang the song “Cry Little Sister” from the 80’s classic film “The Lost Boys”. Since then Gerard has been had a bunch of albums and even scored some films. Movie Mikes had a chance to chat with Gerard to chat with him about his music and whats to come in the future.

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Mike Gencarelli: You have been attending the convention circuit recently, how has it been getting out there and meeting your fans?
Gerard McMahon: I had been offered in past years to attend these conventions to sign autographs and perform. So in 2008, I thought “Why not”! I found it to be a brilliant experience and a way to have a closer relationship with my fans.  You tend to see the fans on going throughout the weekend during each convention. So yes it’s been great! I’ll do more in the future.

MG: It has almost been 25 years since “Cry Little Sister” was released, do you ever get tired of performing it?
GM: It’s always a new experience it seems anytime I perform “Cry Little Sister” live. It’s one of my songs that has a habit of feeling fresh to me still. There is nothing more inspiring then an audience singing the chorus along with me.

MG: How do you feel about the song being remade for “The Lost Boys 2”, which was recorded by Aiden?
GM: Well it’s always a gratifying feeling when another artist covers your song. However I didn’t like the “Lost Boys: The Tribe” film and I thought Aiden did a fair job with doing the cover. The whole thing just seemed cheap to me, from the movie to the song cover, just not the level of quality I set standards at. But thanks Aiden for putting more money in my bank!

MG: With all the various versions covered by various band, do you have a favorite?
GM: There are some cool versions out there, bits from Seasons After, the singers voice was cool. But I love how Eminem sampled it in “You’re Never Over” on his “Recovery” album, it’s nominated for a Grammy this year you know.

MG: Have you ever considered remaking the song yourself?
GM: I actually have made a few newer versions myself of “Cry Little Sister”. I did a version for the bonus DVD video of “Lost Boys: The Tribe”. Warner’s asked me if I would consider it, I did what I called a Cave Club version. It’s on my “Thou Shalt Not Fall” album. Another version is on my G Tom Mac album in 2000. There was also a dance version I agreed to do with Lost Brothers DJ in England that version was # 1 for 6 weeks in the UK.

MG: Besides “The Lost Boys”, what is your second favorite project to work on?
GM: Hmm, that is a good question. I love coming up with songs for the variety of TV shows that I’m fortunate to write for. It’s hard to say what’s my second favorite, I am writing a musical presently & that’s challenging. I have to say as long as it’s interesting & challenging I’m in!

MG: With your musical knowledge, have you ever considered scoring a movie?
GM: I have scored a few films, which people say I should do a lot more often. This year I scored the independent film “Emerging Past”.

MG: What else are you currently working on?
GM: I have a company with a partner who was the former President of Warner Pictures music, that we just started a year ago, designed to produce music driven film projects. We have two films going into production this year and a TV series in development. I’ll be doing a tour this summer around the globe in support of my new album releasing in June.

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