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Free YouTube Download

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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.1.1.119
  • Total Downloads:
    5,561,664
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 21, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    37.59MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    19,392
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Note: CBS Interactive does not encourage or condone the illegal duplication or distribution of copyrighted content.

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

"MALWARE nothing but"

January 11, 2016  |  By dirkbonesteel

2016-01-11 15:46:11  |  By dirkbonesteel

 |  Version: Free YouTube Download 4.1.0.1229

Pros

it kind of works

Cons

3 hours to fix computer. I even unchecked the "extra software" button. Ransom ware was in it. Plus 105 other hits from MALWAREBYTES. I used to trust download and CNET but that ended today. This is nothing but a giant F U

Summary

DO NOT DOWNLOAD YOUR COMPUTER WILL BE TOAST

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1 stars

"Deception at its worst"

December 30, 2015  |  By martire05

2015-12-30 18:37:53  |  By martire05

 |  Version: Free YouTube Download 4.0.10.1211

Pros

Installs easily.

Cons

Downloads only about 11-13KB, then when you click on the file a payment page opens, says to pay $9.95 to "enjoy" the full benefits. Deception at its worst, they can use the word "free" because it downloads a few (unplayable) bytes for free, Everybody who likes it obviously paid the 10 bucks, so if it's free you want, this isn't it. If you don't mind paying the $10 bucks and decide to download, be aware that there are many boxes you have to uncheck to avoid downloading a set of tag-along software trials. Even after the install finishes, other software open in front of the "Finish" popup giving you a choice of "install now" or "install later", with no Cancel or way to decline. You have to think to Click the X at the top right to close the page otherwise you'll end up with a bunch of apps you'll have to uninstall later.

Summary

Total jerks.

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5 stars

"perfect for downloading videos"

December 01, 2015  |  By joozedamba

2015-12-01 03:32:43  |  By joozedamba

 |  Version: Free YouTube Download 4.0.8.1127

Pros

Easy to use - can finally save all my favorite videos

Cons

I can't think of any

Summary

works perfect!!!

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5 stars

"best downoader"

September 25, 2015  |  By rokacughm

2015-09-25 13:00:58  |  By rokacughm

 |  Version: Free YouTube Download 4.0.0.915

Pros

all web users must need this downloader

Cons

easy in use

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5 stars

"downloade with on click"

September 23, 2015  |  By bevehak

2015-09-23 06:22:58  |  By bevehak

 |  Version: Free YouTube Download 4.0.0.915

Pros

lot of fun available because conversion speed is best

Cons

all music available for download

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1 stars

"It's a virus."

August 13, 2015  |  By Hoober Doober

2015-08-13 12:05:53  |  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

2015-05-22 20:20:56  |  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

2015-02-14 23:45:43  |  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

2015-01-25 09:54:15  |  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

2015-01-20 14:22:27  |  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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.1.1.119
Version 4.1.1.119 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher DVDVideoSoft
Publisher web site http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/
Release Date January 19, 2016
Date Added January 21, 2016
Version 4.1.1.119
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements Windows XP SP3, Vista, Windows 7, 8 and .Net Framework 2 SP2
Download Information
File Size 37.59MB
File Name FreeYouTubeDownload.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,561,664
Downloads Last Week 19,392
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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