Free YouTube Downloader

Free YouTube Downloader

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 1236 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.5.128
  • Total Downloads:
    45,284,960
  • Date Added:
    September 16, 2012
  • File Size:
    703.45KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    203,901
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows Me/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8

Editors' Note: The Download Now link will download a small installer file to your desktop. Remain online and double-click the installer to proceed with the actual download.

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

    1.9

    out of 54 votes

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    • 4 star 5
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 36
  • All Versions

    3.5

    out of 1236 votes

    • 5 star 558
    • 4 star 246
    • 3 star 65
    • 2 star 48
    • 1 star 319
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4 stars

"Smooth working, effective."

October 24, 2014  |  By Darianing

 |  Version: Free YouTube Downloader 4.0.284

Pros

This product is very helpful.

Cons

Never any problems.

Summary

Very easy to learn how to use if you haven't used before you should try this.

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4 stars

"Very useful software. for anyone to have and use."

October 22, 2014  |  By Gomezees

 |  Version: Free YouTube Downloader 4.0.284

Pros

Excellent Product, it makes downloading faster and easier than ever!!!

Cons

Mush faster than normal downloading speed.

Summary

The program installed easily, seems stable and appearance great.

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1 stars

"This app is riddled with malware"

October 21, 2014  |  By msmissygirl

 |  Version: Free YouTube Downloader 4.0.284

Pros

None, i had to delete it immediately along with all it's ads. Never gave me the option of selecting the malware and immediately crashed my computer.

Cons

Be careful, the ads and malware nearly crashed my computer completely. Not worth it, there are other apps much better without the hassle.

Summary

Don't use, please.

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4 stars

"No problem to install your softwares."

October 21, 2014  |  By Snodgrasses

 |  Version: Free YouTube Downloader 4.0.284

Pros

It can download any types of vidoes.

Cons

Nothing to report.

Summary

free youtube downloader is the best and awesome software to everybody use. Fastest downloader on earth.

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2 stars

"ABSOLUTELY IRRESPONSIBLE"

October 21, 2014  |  By choo4ioC6ei

 |  Version: Free YouTube Downloader 4.0.284

Pros

there is no positiv thing to say
fortunately i did not install it

Cons

a lot of crapware

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4 stars

"The program works very well. Easy to use for you."

October 18, 2014  |  By Navarettess

 |  Version: Free YouTube Downloader 4.0.284

Pros

A sweet program.

Cons

No cons from what I can see.

Summary

Very easy to learn how to use if you haven't used it you should try.....

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4 stars

"Nice one after all."

October 17, 2014  |  By Warburtoned

 |  Version: Free YouTube Downloader 4.0.284

Pros

I really love this program. I'm going to have a lot of fun with this program.

Cons

None that I could see.

Summary

My purpose is to download my favorite videos and it works great.

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4 stars

"Been using for long time now and no trouble at all."

October 15, 2014  |  By Patriciall

 |  Version: Free YouTube Downloader 4.0.284

Pros

This is my faithful software.

Cons

I would be lying if I said it had any cons.

Summary

I enjoyed using this program and it's helpful and easy.

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4 stars

"Exactly what I wanted."

October 15, 2014  |  By Martinezeez

 |  Version: Free YouTube Downloader 4.0.284

Pros

Simply the one looking for.

Cons

Have not found any.

Summary

Downloaded and works great it saves my time, you guys will rock if you use it great work.

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1 stars

"download youtube videos slowly"

October 14, 2014  |  By justinygren

 |  Version: Free YouTube Downloader 4.0.284

Pros

try to use it to download videos on youtube ,but it is too slow to wait. i can't wait it!

Cons

have to wait for so long to download videos

Summary

I don't like to wait for so long to download a video. I prefer another video download tool, Tenorshare Free YouTube Downloader. It runs well and easier to use. I download it from http://download.cnet.com/Free-YouTube-Downloader/3000-2071_4-76113505.html

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.5.128
Version 3.5.128 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher HOW
Publisher web site http://youtubedownloader.com
Release Date December 05, 2012
Date Added September 16, 2012
Version 3.5.128
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 703.45KB
File Name FreeYouTubeDownloaderIC.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 45,284,960
Downloads Last Week 203,901
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

Previous Versions:

 
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