Free YouTube Downloader

Free YouTube Downloader

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 1263 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.2.77
  • Total Downloads:
    45,963,634
  • Date Added:
    March 08, 2011
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    239,374
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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We love YouTube downloaders because they make it so easy to grab and save video from YouTube's inexhaustible, ever-expanding supply. Whatever you like, if it's on video, it's probably on YouTube in one form or another. HOW's Free YouTube Downloader is one of the easiest tools for that job we've found. It not only downloads videos from YouTube but also converts them and files from your hard drive into formats you can play on your iPad, iPhone, and similar devices. It offers several quality levels, including HD quality, and plays your converted file when the job is done, if you want it to.

Ads pay the bills for freeware, and though Free YouTube Downloader contains no adware, we had to click through several screens to get to the actual program's download. It's worth the effort, though, since Free YouTube Downloader's easy settings and minimal user interface (think media player) let you quickly configure downloads and keep an eye on them in a corner of the screen while you do other things. We browsed to a YouTube page and copied and pasted its URL into Free YouTube Downloader's entry field (you can also browse to and add your own files). We selected Windows Media Video from an extensive drop-down list of Output Format options. We also selected the highest output quality, Full High Definition (1080p). We clicked Settings, too; these let us set always-on-top, a default output folder, simultaneous download and conversion, and language options. The browser-based Help file uses screenshots to make each step clear.

Once we'd made our selections, we pressed Download. Free YouTube Downloader began downloading and converting our video almost instantaneously (your connection will affect the speed) and finished by asking if we wanted to view our video. The video opened and played normally in our default media player. After that, we started downloading and saving videos we wanted to watch later. We like the way Free YouTube Downloader lets you choose a device-specific format for conversions, too. Don't forget to watch some of those videos you'll be saving with Free YouTube Downloader!

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.6

    out of 147 votes

    • 5 star 119
    • 4 star 14
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 6
  • All Versions

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    out of 1263 votes

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    • 4 star 264
    • 3 star 66
    • 2 star 50
    • 1 star 324
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2 stars

"works for a while......"

May 08, 2011  |  By Virus6851

 |  Version: Free YouTube Downloader 3.2.77

Pros

Good not much to complain about

Cons

It was working till one day it did not want to download videos i tried to fix it but nope

Summary

works for a while

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5 stars

"Superb conversion speed"

May 07, 2011  |  By bartholomew552011

 |  Version: Free YouTube Downloader 3.2.77

Pros

Superb conversion speed and now we can convert videos during download.

Cons

Superb conversion speed and now we can convert videos during download.

Summary

very good software

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5 stars

"Convert and download"

May 07, 2011  |  By barry8461

 |  Version: Free YouTube Downloader 3.2.77

Pros

Convert and download videos together.

Cons

Error free.

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5 stars

"Nice one for youtube"

May 07, 2011  |  By david88561

 |  Version: Free YouTube Downloader 3.2.77

Pros

Its nice to download videos and convert them simultaneous

Cons

Absolutely free

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3 stars

"RealPlayer is always there.Don't use Youtube much."

May 07, 2011  |  By sfldogs

 |  Version: Free YouTube Downloader 3.2.77

Pros

Does the job. It's just easier to click on RealPlayer Download Box on the top of the YouTube video.

Cons

None that I can see.

Summary

Good backup program if nothing else works.

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5 stars

"Good software for youtube"

May 06, 2011  |  By austina26

 |  Version: Free YouTube Downloader 3.2.77

Pros

downloads from youtube, converts to common formats, downloads from other websights like mtv and such

Cons

Not found even one cons.

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5 stars

"good software"

May 06, 2011  |  By aubreya24

 |  Version: Free YouTube Downloader 3.2.77

Pros

very good downloading speed

Cons

error free

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5 stars

"good software"

May 06, 2011  |  By atwood886

 |  Version: Free YouTube Downloader 3.2.77

Pros

Superb conversion speed and now we can convert videos during download.

Cons

Superb conversion speed and now we can convert videos during download.

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4 stars

"Slower than expected and it almost corrupted my laptop"

May 06, 2011  |  By softwarehome

 |  Version: Free YouTube Downloader 3.2.77

Pros

Many Output File Types, Sleek Interface

Cons

Is has a conflict with Youtube Downloader by BienneSoft, it lags the entire computer then when I restart the BienneSoft Youtube Down. is gone.

And it hangs during conversion

Summary

This product could be better if the developers would make changes to the download and conversion speed to be faster and look nicer

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4 stars

"really cool software"

May 06, 2011  |  By sridip8

 |  Version: Free YouTube Downloader 3.2.77

Pros

very fast downloads, easy to use

Cons

can crash at times

Summary

you should get this software if u download stuff regularly...it is really a bliss....we deal in software all the time at http://www.prensil.com, this is a really functional n efficient application

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.2.77
Version 3.2.77 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher HOW
Publisher web site http://youtubedownloader.com
Release Date March 06, 2011
Date Added March 08, 2011
Version 3.2.77
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name FreeYouTubeDownloaderIC.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 45,963,634
Downloads Last Week 239,374
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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