Free YouTube Downloader

Free YouTube Downloader

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 1260 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.3.115
  • Total Downloads:
    45,963,634
  • Date Added:
    September 04, 2011
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    239,374
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows Me/2000/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

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1 stars

"Good ethics won't allow me to use the words I'd like..."

November 29, 2011  |  By QiGongMstr

 |  Version: Free YouTube Downloader 3.3.115

Pros

None at all.

Cons

The file won't open, AND I can't delete it from my hard-drive.

Summary

I'm aggravated with it.

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5 stars

"simple enough and very good"

November 28, 2011  |  By erutku

 |  Version: Free YouTube Downloader 3.3.115

Pros

very good. can download youtube videos. can save it as whatever you like. simple enough.

Cons

I wish there was options to chose HD downlaod from youtube. it's not selectable at the moment as to 720p or 1080p source from you tube. only output.
and I also wish it can download from some other video/web sites as well.

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5 stars

"Awesome Mac version, OK Windows version"

November 26, 2011  |  By wackyjaq

 |  Version: Free YouTube Downloader 3.3.115

Pros

Mac allows start of 2nd, 3rd, etc downloads while first is working.

Cons

Windows only allows one at a time.

Summary

Gets the job done!

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3 stars

"Simple, but stable youtube downloader."

November 26, 2011  |  By pkelly2005

 |  Version: Free YouTube Downloader 3.3.115

Pros

Easy, clean, simple, stable tool. Looks nice than other same tools!

Cons

No problems

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5 stars

"MORE STABLE THAN THE OBSOLETE IDM! THIS IS AWESOME"

November 25, 2011  |  By armstrong78

 |  Version: Free YouTube Downloader 3.3.115

Pros

My friend who paid for IDM is crying foul when he tried YouTube Downloader. This blows away most of the competition.

Cons

Have not found yet

Summary

My friend thinks IDM is using the comments section to sell their obsolete product by regularly writing how fantastic their products are. If anyone need proof, just go to IDM and read all those fake praises by their own sales! Better still compare IDM and you too will realize how much better this product really is!!!

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1 stars

"old version fast, new version slow, wants u to upgrade?"

November 20, 2011  |  By KenOneto

 |  Version: Free YouTube Downloader 3.3.115

Pros

new version try's to get u to upgrade

Cons

New version is ten times slower and try's to get you to upgrade to get the normal download times back

Summary

not happy

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5 stars

"love this downloader! It works!"

November 20, 2011  |  By Carol Potter

 |  Version: Free YouTube Downloader 3.3.115

Pros

This is a small but efficient program. I love it.

Cons

I have no complaints so far.

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1 stars

"Installs spyware/adware"

November 10, 2011  |  By evnsgastro

 |  Version: Free YouTube Downloader 3.3.115

Pros

worked OK before I updated it.

Cons

Immediately after updating to version 3.4, my computer was inundated with adware. It changed my default settings on my browsers. I have uninstalled, but I'm still not sure it is really gone.

Summary

Norton 360 did not detect the risk. Don't download this program.

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4 stars

"Reliable, hassle free."

November 08, 2011  |  By kgyd

 |  Version: Free YouTube Downloader 3.3.115

Pros

Automatic conversion saves time and trouble.

Cons

There is no queue for multiple downloads.

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4 stars

"Easy to use and works great"

November 07, 2011  |  By mojo5598

 |  Version: Free YouTube Downloader 3.3.115

Pros

I like the ease of use

Cons

Haven't found any yet

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.3.115
Version 3.3.115 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher HOW
Publisher web site http://youtubedownloader.com
Release Date September 02, 2011
Date Added September 04, 2011
Version 3.3.115
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows Me, Windows XP
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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