Free YouTube Download

Free YouTube Download

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 179 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.10.27
  • Total Downloads:
    5,029,427
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 16, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    32.18MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6,171
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Free YouTube Download is an easy-to-use program that allows users to download YouTube videos and save them in a variety of formats. Although we've seen similar programs with more features, this program is a good choice for users who need a basic YouTube downloader.

The program's interface is somewhat sparse, but it's still pretty intuitive. Users simply go to YouTube, copy the URL of the video they want to download, and then paste it into Free YouTube Download. Users select the output folder and name, and then choose from among AVI, MP4, and FLV file formats, each of which is available in two different quality levels. Click the Download button and the program saves the video to the specified destination. The program is quite quick and easy to use, and is appropriate for users of all levels. We do wish that Free YouTube Download had a Help file, as there are some features, such as the proxy server options, that may not be familiar to everyone. But for basic downloads it works fine. Our only other complaint is that we've seen similar programs that allow users to download videos from a variety of Flash video sites, such as Hulu and Dailymotion, in addition to YouTube. Some users may wish to seek out programs with more versatility, but if a YouTube downloader is all you need, Free YouTube Download is a good choice.

Free YouTube Download installs desktop icons without asking but uninstalls cleanly. We recommend this program to all users.

 
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User Reviews
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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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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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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher DVDVideoSoft
Publisher web site http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/
Release Date November 16, 2010
Date Added November 16, 2010
Version 2.10.27
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 32.18MB
File Name FreeYouTubeDownload.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,029,427
Downloads Last Week 6,171
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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