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Fastest Free YouTube Downloader

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    Feb. 05, 2012
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Editors' Review


The Fastest Free YouTube Downloader is an application for downloading and converting videos from YouTube into a number of formats to be viewed on your PC, Mac, or other supported devices.

The greatest feature is the list of format options. You can download and convert a video for a specific device, so you can view your videos on your iPhone, Android, and other devices. All you have to do is insert the YouTube URL, click Find, then choose which format you want to convert the video to. The wait varies from one video to another, and it largely depends on which format you choose as well. The longest we had to wait was for a 15-minute video we wanted to download and convert to the Apple iPod Touch format at the highest quality. It took nearly 2 hours for that, which was a downside. There didn't seem to be a Help file, but there's information on the application you can toggle over and it's just as good. The Boost Volume By settings information is particularly helpful since it helps you make sure the sound quality is good.

The download process went without a hitch. It took a little longer than some software applications we've downloaded before, but it was only about a minute slower. It was simple enough and we didn't have to read through much to set up everything. We haven't seen that many video downloaders out there like this. Overall it's a decent installation.

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1 stars

"Malware !!!!! Antipishing ""

September 07, 2012  |  By Baracuda99

 |  Version: Fastest Free YouTube Downloader 4.2


This software is a big malware and install "Toolbar installer " and " Toolbar Cleaner " and the biggest " Antipishing schmoozing software " which install > Visicom_Antiphishing exe. file < and Good Luck !!! No Good at all !!!


Don't download !!!
And Also this reset your home page without permission to MyStartPage.com................


Beware of this - cnet should remove it from their downloads when it takes control of your PC and Webpage without permission " To be browsing in a fish store, To be looking at fish "

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4 stars

"Easy to download and good speed. It is free!"

September 07, 2012  |  By nokiastaff743

 |  Version: Fastest Free YouTube Downloader 4.2


I used it a lot and gotten a lot of good videos as a result.


I do not like the default options.


I could not find any malware with all of my antivirus or anti malware.
Cnet should stopped people from posting fake Malware comments in future.
Look out for long winded user bogus comments defending specific must-pay software in the same category.

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1 stars

"Malware!!! Beware!!!!"

August 09, 2012  |  By FreeRange1

 |  Version: Fastest Free YouTube Downloader 4.2


Crashes when converting a youtube video every time... there is nothing pro here... ALSO, THIS RESETS YOUR SAFARI HOME PAGE WITHOUT PERMISSION TO MYSTARTPAGE.COM - this thing is a POS


it is a POS - don't download!!!!


beware of this - cnet should remove it from their downloads when it takes control of your safari settings without permission

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.2
Version 4.2:
  • Updated software to support new YouTube changes
  • New speed improvements, videos download 500% faster
  • Revamped user interface to make it easier to use
Publisher Fastest YouTube Free Downloader
Publisher web site http://www.fastestvideodownloader.com
Release Date January 28, 2012
Date Added February 05, 2012
Version 4.2
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 14.91MB
File Name Fastest YouTube Downloader Setup.exe
Total Downloads 241,970
Downloads Last Week 1,161
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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