Free YouTube Video Downloader

Free YouTube Video Downloader

Download Editors' Rating:
2.5
Average
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 16 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.2.1
  • Total Downloads:
    1,326,561
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 07, 2009
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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While we liked this free IE add-on's unobtrusive approach to downloading YouTube videos, we didn't appreciate the pop-up Web site that accompanied each download or the extras it added without asking.

Free YouTube Video Downloader adds a tiny shortcut button to your IE toolbar. When you visit YouTube, simply click the button and the video immediately starts to download. A pop-up window appears, showing the status of the video being downloaded. The window floats on top of whatever page you're browsing, but it can be quickly minimized. Each video downloaded fairly quickly; however, we were annoyed by the pop-up Web page that appeared after each video download promoting another product. A folder is added to My Documents and videos are automatically downloaded to it. The status window offers a button that is supposed to open the directory containing the downloaded videos, but some Vista testers received an error message when clicking it. When it works, another window opens pointing to the new folder created by the program. Aside from two other buttons to cancel or reload a download, there are no user options or settings. As the name indicates, the program only works with YouTube videos, and it downloads only in flv file format.

Despite its effectiveness at downloading videos, we can't wholeheartedly recommend Free YouTube Video Downloader. Based on the issues some testers had trying to locate downloaded videos and the persistent push to upgrade to a paid program that downloads videos from any Web site, this freeware program has a price. In addition, we found that the program installed a second program without asking. If you're the forgiving sort, and you're also unwilling to pay to download videos, this IE add-on might be worth a try. For users who want options and less marketing, you're better off looking elsewhere.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Free usefull tool"

August 14, 2009  |  By towelie_69

 |  Version: Free YouTube Video Downloader 1.2.1

Pros

Free but useful tool. It works fine without any bugs.

Cons

It downloads files in *.flv format, most portable devices doesn't support this format.So files must to be converted after downloading.

Summary

Quality free plugin

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5 stars

"FREE YouTube to MP3!!!"

August 14, 2009  |  By jeff_windson

 |  Version: Free YouTube Video Downloader 1.2.1

Pros

This is what I was looking for! I can download all converted music videos to my MP3 player! Worked perfectly fine.

Cons

nothing really

Summary

Although this downloader is free I noticed that it is safe to install and use.

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5 stars

"Easy and free YouTube downloader."

August 13, 2009  |  By alice2alice

 |  Version: Free YouTube Video Downloader 1.2.1

Pros

This plug-in is very easy to use, it downloads with a high speed and downloaded video has it's original quality. And you don't have to pay!!! I very often download YouTube videos for my blog and find this tool extremely useful.

Cons

Works with IE only

Summary

Very useful and easy tool, recommend to download!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.2.1
Version 1.2.1 removes pop-ups with advertising.
General
Publisher Ramka
Publisher web site http://www.soundtaxi.org
Release Date August 07, 2009
Date Added August 07, 2009
Version 1.2.1
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Internet Explorer Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 7.49MB
File Name freevideodownloader_tiny_4.4.1-setup_cnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,326,561
Downloads Last Week 5,066
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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