Free YouTube Downloader

Free YouTube Downloader 8.8

Download and convert video from YouTube and other video sites
3.8  (351 votes) (See all)

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.

Ioana Dumitrescu
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Review summary


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


  • 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
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