Free YouTube Downloader

Free YouTube Downloader Free

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  • Main Window
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  • Convert Window
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Ioana Dumitrescu Senior editor

The following review written by one of the Software Informer contributors applies to version 7.3
This application is created to help you download YouTube videos. In addition, the program comes with a built-in converting tool that lets you turn downloaded files into the formats supported by your computer media player. This way, you will be able to watch your favorite video files even when your system is not connected to the Internet.

Using the application is a hassle-free task, due to the simple and intuitive interface designed mainly for home users. First, you need to select the task you intend to perform. Namely, you can choose either to download new videos from YouTube or convert existing files. If you choose the first option, you should know that the quality of the downloaded file can be selected. So, it is up to you whether you want to keep the quality of the original file or lower it so that the saved file wouldn't take much of your computer's free space.

A good feature the program comes with is the ability to add multiple video URLs into the program's input box. When the list is complete, you can download all items at a go. Still, while the downloading process is in progress, you can't add a new URL to the list. You need to wait till the downloading is over, and then start a new session. Another downside would be that you aren't able to pause a process and resume it at a later time. You can either wait to finish downloading the selections or cancel the processes for good. A history of the interrupted tasks is not provided. Thus, if you stopped the downloading session by accident, you have no other option than to load the URLs once again.

The converting module is also easy to use. You are not restricted to convert only from MP4 - which is the format of YouTube files. The array of supported input formats is much larger, so you can convert whatever media file stored in your computer, no matter of its source. Selecting the output files' quality is available in this section, too. The ability to choose the target format by device name and a lack of complicated settings make the converting process easy to carry out.

It seems that the program's major asset is the ease of use. This way, any user, regardless of their software experience, will be able to manage this tool for enjoying YouTube videos while being offline.

Pros

  • Easy to use.
  • Free tool.
  • Supports downloading 4K videos.
  • Download YouTube videos in batches.
  • Built-in media converter.

Cons

  • Can't save a list containing YouTube file URLs and enable the download at a later time.
  • No pause or resume downloading options.
  • Can't add a new file URL into the tool's input box while the downloading process is in progress.
  • Can't set the bandwidth download limitation.

What's new in version 3.3

- added the file size in the Activity tab and also made the ETA more reliable
- fixed fixed minor problems
- YouTube Downloader is now available in German, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian on top of English, French, Romanian and Russian.

What's new in version 2.7

March 25 - Version 2.7.1 was released. You can now resume downloading videos from YouTube. Also we improved the availability of Facebook videos which can be downloaded.

What's new in version 2.5

Fixed "no flash video found" error caused by the changes.

YouTube Downloader 2.5 fixes support for YouTube including HD and HQ downloads, and adds support for sites Tube8, Vimeo, Spankwire, Funnyordie, Revver, Pornhost, Bodjojo and more.
 

Publisher's description

Free YouTube Downloader is easy for users of any level - just paste the URL for the YouTube video you want and click the Download button! This is an ideal free solution for YouTube video download & conversion for later viewing on your desktop or mobile devices.

This free YouTube downloader software is devoted to new generation web application downloading and provides a total solution to download music and video. So you can download music videos, sports videos, new film trailers, funny videos and so on from YouTube.com for offline enjoyment with your family or friends. When downloading video from YouTube, if a higher quality version exists, it will be downloaded instead of the other versions. You can also set preferred sequence of qualities or use the default HQ5 quality.

It supports unlimited downloading tasks. With this easy program, you can batch download and convert multiple video/audio files in specified order with ease. The batch process helps a lot when dealing with lots of huge size files and saves your much time. At the same time, you will be released from a large amount of video download & conversion work. Accordingly, much more time can be spent on other things.

The friendly UI enables you to find & use anything you want in seconds and many thoughtful features are provided to release you from digging what you need out from menus (conversion list with specific media info & image preview, one click to open output folder, post process options to shutdown the computer or play a sound when conversion is finished, etc.). The step-by-step wizard with tutorial instruction to help users convert just by clicking buttons.

Latest comments

 
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    Guest 2 years ago
    — cool
    Pros: everything is awesome
    Cons: i dont know what to say...

    I'm speechless. It really is easy to use.


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