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Free YouTube Download

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 180 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.2.61.805
  • Total Downloads:
    5,246,854
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 07, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    33.34MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7,783
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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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    • 2 star 8
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1 stars

"It's a virus."

August 13, 2015  |  By Hoober Doober

 |  Version: Free YouTube Download 3.2.61.805

Pros

None. None. None.

Cons

It's a virus. It's a virus.

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1 stars

"Sleezeware -- install with great care...mostly junk"

May 22, 2015  |  By MrkcuhC

 |  Version: Free YouTube Download 3.2.55.301

Pros

Uninstalled well (I think).

Cons

The install was a minefield...trying to install MUCH crap....then...downloaded something...but...had no sound...uninstalled...good riddance. Sleezeware.

Summary

Don't bother using...did download a movie...but no sound. And the risk of crap being installed is VERY high.

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1 stars

"I'd give it 5 stars if the co. didn't dish OpenCandy."

February 14, 2015  |  By Aarby

 |  Version: Free YouTube Download 3.2.53.128

Pros

Super easy works fine.

Cons

I don't know of any. I'm not tech savvy mind you.

Summary

Wouldn't it be nice if Download.com filtered out companies that passed ***** like OpenCandy to us?

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1 stars

"Installs difficult-to-remove crapware"

January 25, 2015  |  By richrider

 |  Version: Free YouTube Download 3.2.52.113

Pros

None that make it worth installing.

Cons

It was a HUGE mistake to download this program. I'm used to crapware offers from such "free" programs, and CAREFULLY avoid clicking the wrong options during installation.

In this case, my caution was for naught. It installed several crapware items and changed my browser settings, and I'm still trying to get rid of them. "Ace race" is one -- popping up unwanted ad videos over and over -- ads that are hard to close before they complete their 30 second run. Here's the complicated, annoying procedures I'll have to go through to get rid if it:
http://malwaretips.com/blogs/ads-by-ace-race-removal/

Whatever do, do NOT INSTALL THIS FREE VIDEO DOWNLOADER. You will regret it -- over and over.

Summary

Whatever you do, avoid this crapware installer

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1 stars

"Declined / Not agreed to letting them constantly offer"

January 20, 2015  |  By brewmaj

 |  Version: Free YouTube Download 3.2.52.113

Pros

Was unable to try the software.

Cons

I declined to load two other programs prior to the install. I was then presented with the licensing that would not continue unless I agreed to allow them to 'offer' me other programs and install other software in addition to the 'Free YouTube Download'.

Summary

Just say no and move on. Don't abdicate your control of your computer to others.

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1 stars

"Do you want "Open Candy", well do ya punk!"

December 31, 2014  |  By runningclam

 |  Version: Free YouTube Download 3.2.51.1215

Pros

Not a single thing that I can think of or imagine.

Cons

The installation cannot be completed unless you agree to Open Candy and other bloatware. Well, do ya feel lucky punk! Do ya!

Summary

Avoid so-called free programs that want to trash your computer.

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5 stars

"Superduper Turbo Speed, Magical"

November 07, 2014  |  By Gary2013

 |  Version: Free YouTube Download 3.2.49.1022

Pros

Many pros mentioned in other reviews,all holds good. Not mentioned and I experienced,
1) Youtube Playlist download software works where other Youtube downloader quits. Trust me, it never gave any error while my trial period.
2) Superlight on memory, loads quickly
3) Download speed turbo charged dramatically.

Cons

None expect need license key after trial period. But it is worth.

Summary

recommend

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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.2.61.805
Version 3.2.61.805 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher DVDVideoSoft
Publisher web site http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/
Release Date August 05, 2015
Date Added August 07, 2015
Version 3.2.61.805
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements .Net Framework 2 SP2
Download Information
File Size 33.34MB
File Name FreeYouTubeDownload.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,246,854
Downloads Last Week 7,783
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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