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.
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.
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.
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.
Free YouTube Download is one of the programs on the web to download YouTube videos, single videos as well as whole collections such as complete playlists and show lists, user channels all videos from personal playlists (History, Liked, Favourites, and Watch later). Free YouTube Download combines simplicity of usage as well as advanced downloading features. Download videos in original YouTube quality or convert them to AVI, MP4, and WMV, enjoy multistream downloading, customize output name easily, save and load links from external text files, save download history, import videos to iTunes automatically, download videos which require YouTube authorization via Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome, and enable compatibility with screen reading software.
September 20, 2017
Version: Free YouTube Download 126.96.36.1994
No pros from this con artist
Website says "free" and lists numerous features over and over again.
Only after you've installed it (and several other things if you're not careful) do you find out that literally everything except for downloading one single video at a time is disabled and only available through a paid version. These guys are hacks. Do not waste your time.
CNET should be ashamed to even have this listed as free with the features laid out. Complete fraud.
March 19, 2017
Version: Free YouTube Download 188.8.131.52
Easy to install and use
"Free version" add watermark "Created with free version for non commercial use". I don't know how often this happen (only the beginning? Each X minutes? I don't even want to know! This brought my mind in flame!).
Pause button? Not working.
Slow as hell for download and convert. I've an i7-4770k which can compile large programs with 1 Gb temp file in absolutely no time, but this crap take about 1h to download a video the i would download in 5 minutes in my browser. Conversion was not that bad, maybe 15 minutes for a 1.4 Gb file, but when i see the CPU temperature, i know for sure that this program is slowed down probably because it's the Free Version.
As it's not enough, the free version have Ads in it. If it was the only point to have a "Free version", i would probably accept it. But with watermark and running like a turtle, this program is a no go for me.
Bad. Nice little video Download Lady, but you're still a *****. When a software is FREE, and there's a "PRO VERSION", Download lady shouldn't accept the publisher to show: "LIMITATION: Not available". That's just acting like a *****.
Download.com, if you really want to earn the trust of your users, you should definitely get the thing straight give some restrictions to the publishers. They shouldn't be the one who make the rules. Download.com should make them!
Download.com started to add op-out adware to every single files hosted here few years ago. So i'm not even sure if these rules come from the publishers or from download.com themselve.
So... I feel like i've been abused big time, once more. So i'll go for open source now... ciao Download.com!