Free YouTube Downloader

Free YouTube Downloader

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 1231 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.5.128
  • Total Downloads:
    45,284,960
  • Date Added:
    December 23, 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 12.8MB 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

    2.4

    out of 24 votes

    • 5 star 6
    • 4 star 2
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 14
  • All Versions

    3.5

    out of 1231 votes

    • 5 star 558
    • 4 star 243
    • 3 star 65
    • 2 star 47
    • 1 star 318
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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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  • 1 stars

    "very difficult to figure out how to use"

    October 14, 2014   |   By ooPhohK7jae

    Version: Free YouTube Downloader 4.0.284

    Pros

    horrible speed

    Cons

    it didnt work

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  • 4 stars

    "Good software."

    October 13, 2014   |   By Bakerered

    Version: Free YouTube Downloader 4.0.284

    Pros

    Works quite well and allows you to download.

    Cons

    Nothing.!!

    Summary

    I've tried three different software for video downloading and i found this it's really works.

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  • 5 stars

    "Powerful and easy."

    October 11, 2014   |   By Jacksonbark

    Version: Free YouTube Downloader 4.0.284

    Pros

    Cool program for your downloading desire.

    Cons

    Nothing is bad. I can only say so.

    Summary

    Simple to use and install.
    Two clicks and your downloading is complete. Great.

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  • 4 stars

    "Simple and everything you need."

    October 11, 2014   |   By Ratliffielede

    Version: Free YouTube Downloader 4.0.284

    Pros

    Simple operation, as we have provided a lot of help for novices.

    Cons

    None for the moment.

    Summary

    I'm glad to download this amazing software it's work fabulously.

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  • 1 stars

    "money hungry"

    October 11, 2014   |   By oogh1Loo2Ah

    Version: Free YouTube Downloader 4.0.284

    Pros

    i think there are better apps in the market
    i don't like their policies

    Cons

    too slow crashes every time

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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 25, 2012
    Date Added December 23, 2012
    Version 3.5.128
    Category
    Category Internet Software
    Subcategory Download Managers
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 2003
    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

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