Free YouTube Download

Free YouTube Download

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 173 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.2.46.923
  • Total Downloads:
    4,914,473
  • Date Added:
    September 23, 2014
  • File Size:
    28.47MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6,663
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7/8

Editors' Review

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Free YouTube Download lets you download and convert YouTube videos, so you can watch them whenever you want, online or off. With a straightforward interface and a nice set of basic features, this program is a good option for users of all experience levels.

Pros

Clear process: To begin using this app, all you need to do is copy and paste YouTube links into the main interface. You can add as many as you'd like at a time, and before you begin the downloading process, you can decide whether you'd like to keep them in their original format or convert them to AVI, MP4, WAV, or MP3.

Pause and resume: When you're downloading multiple videos at once, it can eat up a lot of bandwidth and interfere with other things you might be trying to do. If you run into this problem, however, you can simply pause the downloads while you complete your work and then restart them again seamlessly when you're done.

Cons

Ads: There is a large banner ad across the bottom quarter of the screen in the app's main viewing window. This doesn't interfere with your ability to use the app, but it does make the interface less appealing and more cluttered.

Not much Help: The Help feature really only contains very basic information about how to get started using the program. There are plenty of other features present in the drop-down menus in the main interface that are not explained at all in the Help document, which could make them all but inaccessible to novice users.

Bottom Line

Free YouTube Download is a handy basic program for downloading all the videos you'd like. The ability to download multiple videos at once is a nice plus, as is the Pause feature, and even though the Help file leaves something to be desired, the app is straightforward enough that most people will be able to use it without a problem.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 1 stars

    "Loaded with Spy and Malware"

    September 02, 2014   |   By Seapuff

    Version: Free YouTube Download 3.2.44.820

    Pros

    Hard to know what's good. I spent more time cleaning the computer of the spy and malware that I did not see if the actual downloader worked properly.

    Cons

    Loaded with Spy and Malware

    Summary

    Loaded with Spy and Malware. Avoid.

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  • 4 stars

    "Great software"

    March 20, 2014   |   By missmaril

    Version: Free YouTube Download 3.2.30.319

    Pros

    Advertising and other confusing staff

    Cons

    Simple, works fast, you just copy and paste the link from YouTube and in several minutes you get your video. There is also an opportunity to convert the video in different formats.

    Summary

    Be careful while installing this program, uncheck all extra boxes.

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  • 1 stars

    "Full of Spyware. Shame on you CNET for hosting this."

    February 11, 2014   |   By PocketChange112

    Version: Free YouTube Download 3.2.20.1230

    Pros

    Well, it works, but is it worth the pain?

    Cons

    Browser was completely hijacked. I used to trust CNET for my downloads. This makes me question doing that in the future.

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  • 5 stars

    "Fast Youtube Download Manager"

    February 07, 2014   |   By BillMarket01

    Version: Free YouTube Download 3.2.20.1230

    Pros

    Installation was easy, carefully read what to install - there are sponsor' wares, the real application installation is at the end. Download is much (feel like 100 times) faster than Realplayer.

    Download settings was easy. Carefully select downloading video's format will safe download time and storage spaces.

    The best is able to download the entire Youtube play list. App provides options to choose what to download in the play list. Automatically creates separate folder for each play list, this option is great when you are download multiple lists.

    No viruses or malwares after installation! (scanned with Norton 360 and malwarebytes)

    It is free, so expected sponsor's advertising products, but there are no pop up adds or unwanted software/adds installation.

    Cons

    Consumed a lot of memory and slow application loading time. These set back due to I am using an old computer, XP Pentium 4, 1.73GHz, with 1Gb RAM.

    In my case, closed all applications, Load the Free Youtube Download application first then browser, then everything is ok otherwise the pc will freeze for a long time.

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  • 4 stars

    "Most awesome tool ever,"

    December 01, 2013   |   By kahungunu

    Version: Free YouTube Download 3.2.13.925

    Pros

    I have used a number of like apps,and to be honest Free YouTube Download is number1.Used Convert to mp3...Convert to mp4...Convert to AVI...No problems

    Cons

    There were a couple of issues in the beginning,but they were user problems...So haven't found any Cons..

    Summary

    I am very impressed with this product,its fast doe's what its supposed to do.I wish i had found Free YouTube Download a lot sooner,also the other ones i have used were more expensive..
    Thank you for this work of art.

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  • 4 stars

    "works well, also on playlists"

    October 26, 2013   |   By ineker

    Version: Free YouTube Download 3.2.13.925

    Pros

    works well also as browser plug-in. Especially useful is feature to download playlists

    Cons

    Watch later playlist does not always work, but when the items are copied to another playlist it ususally does. Would like a timer version so download can be scheduled for a download time (eg at night). Don't like that an update also deletes all other DVDsoft utilities form the PC.

    Summary

    Good downloader, no malware and only ads for own products at startup or quit

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  • 5 stars

    "It just works and NO spyware/malware/virus piggyback"

    October 08, 2013

    Version: Free YouTube Download 3.2.13.925

    Pros

    does what it says quickly and simply, many download format options, free

    Cons

    none that I can think of

    Summary

    the best out there!

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  • 5 stars

    "awesome tool for awesome tunes"

    October 02, 2013   |   By KingCrimsontheoneandonly

    Version: Free YouTube Download 3.2.13.925

    Pros

    REAL EAZY to use I've used two computer's & upgraded twce and never used the instructions or help options.

    Cons

    can't download vevo tunes

    Summary

    In the short time I've had this converter, I've completed my RUSH collection and have gotten really obscure **** that most people never hear of or can find. Store's just don't have the selections I dig IE. 1rst Scorpions album lonesome crow-Robin Trower, Gov't Mule ETC. This kick's ass!

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  • 4 stars

    "This multi-media conversion suite is very useful."

    October 01, 2013   |   By Shreela

    Version: Free YouTube Download 3.2.13.925

    Pros

    I've done YouTube-to-MP3, Download-YouTube-Convert-to-AVI, & Convert-Vid-to-Android with only two problems.

    Cons

    The 1st problem is that one YouTube download errored - when I clicked on the Why button, it said to contact support. But at least 20 other YouTube downloads worked fine.

    Second problem is when I tried to convert a very large YouTube (10hrs music) caused the program to freeze, so I had to close it out, but it did work on 1hr long YouTubes.

    I wish I could restrict the speed limit, as it sucks all available bandwidth. At least they provide a pause button that actually resumes.

    Summary

    I tried to be very careful when installing, to avoid unrelated installations - take your time and read EVERYTHING during installation! So far I haven't seen any adware, so it seems they've fixed the problem with pushy adware partners.

    @Devs - please add a speed-limit option so we don't have to remember to unpause once we no longer need bandwidth for other stuff, thanks!

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  • 5 stars

    "Legit, Excellent"

    September 18, 2013   |   By saracenrush2010

    Version: Free YouTube Download 3.2.12.827

    Pros

    Does what it says

    Cons

    None I can think of

    Summary

    Excellent!

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    What's new in version 3.2.46.923
    Version 3.2.46.923 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
    General
    Publisher DVDVideoSoft
    Publisher web site http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/
    Release Date September 23, 2014
    Date Added September 23, 2014
    Version 3.2.46.923
    Category
    Category Internet Software
    Subcategory Download Managers
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows
    Additional Requirements .Net Framework 2 SP2
    Download Information
    File Size 28.47MB
    File Name FreeYouTubeDownload.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 4,914,473
    Downloads Last Week 6,663
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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