Free YouTube Download

Free YouTube Download

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 174 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0.3
  • Total Downloads:
    4,963,800
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 22, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    31.49MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6,257
  • 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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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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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.0.3
Version 3.0.3 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher DVDVideoSoft
Publisher web site http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/
Release Date June 22, 2011
Date Added June 22, 2011
Version 3.0.3
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 31.49MB
File Name FreeYouTubeDownload.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,963,800
Downloads Last Week 6,257
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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