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Is it possible to watch youtube videos on a Mac using QuickTime as it is on iOS? How to force Safari to render youtube video stream in QT plugin.

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There’re a couple of Safari extensions that will do this. ClickToPlugin and ClickToFlash.

http://hoyois.github.com/safariextensions/clicktoplugin/

Both versions will swap out the Youtube Player for a standard HTML5 player. The extension also allows you to download the Youtube video.

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I don't think you can since youtube videos are flash based (or in some cases HTML5 player based).

I did find a link that might help you a little:

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2015789?start=0&tstart=0

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I use Videobox

I often have to use Videobox's mini browser. I copy the URL from the YT site to the mini browser.

I set the Videobox output to a QT format. you can even batch downloads. I hope this helps.

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good work around, but it is quite complicated - copying URL ald watching video in other app. –  maseth Dec 27 '12 at 18:06
    
it's not so bad, and I can make a queue to download and convert. But I hope you find something that works for you. –  David DelMonte Dec 27 '12 at 20:55
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