YouTube Downloader

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Allows you to do the following cool stuff:"

    April 10, 2010  |   By Mikon8er


    1. You can download videos from YouTube, and possibly a few other sites.
    2. It also acts as a vido file converter.
    3. Easy to use, simple user interface so you can get the job done, QUICKLY!!!
    4. It is also free to download and share.


    1. It does not support any other URL's other than those directing to YouTube and very few other sites.


    Overall, I would definately say that this is a very useful tool for downloading YouTube videos, and converting them to files that can be played back on your IPod, PSP, or Windows Media DVD (.wmv) file.
    If you convert a video file to Windows Media .WMV, with the help of Windows DVD Maker, found exclusively on Windows Vista and Windows 7, you can easily burn a video you downloaded to a Recordable DVD Video Disc. If your computer has the hardware needed, you can basically burn it to a DVD, although the quality varies significantly depending on the quality of the original YouTube video, the speed of your High-Speed Internet connection, and the quality of your DVD burner and the quality/sound level that you selected in the file consersion "wizard".
    Overall, I would say it is a very useful tool, uses up very little hard drive space, and is free to download.

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  • Reply by 62mike on April 12, 2010

    i also use wind. dvd maker (windows 7) to make dvd's of youtube videos; the dvd maker appears to arbitrarily create time-based scenes so that the skip button doesn't step from one menu item( video ) to the next but just skips ahead a couple of minutes. this despite the videos appearing normally in the menu. if you have a solution, please add a note to your review. - 62mike

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