Free YouTube Video Downloader

Free YouTube Video Downloader

Download Editors' Rating:
2.5
Average
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 15 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.3.8.1
  • Total Downloads:
    1,326,561
  • Date Added:
    July 25, 2012
  • File Size:
    7.49MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5,066
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

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

"J'adore ce superbe truc"

August 16, 2012  |  By LouisGar

 |  Version: Free YouTube Video Downloader 3.3.8.1

Pros

Je peut telecharger plusieurs videos de YouTube simultanement a haute vitesse.
Sans perde de qualite.

Cons

Pas trouve de problemes.

Summary

C'est un bon logiciel et gratuit en plus. J'ai essaye avec Windows 8 et ca marche bien.

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5 stars

"Awesome video downloader for free"

August 14, 2012  |  By Isabelle623

 |  Version: Free YouTube Video Downloader 3.3.8.1

Pros

No headaches when downloading from YouTube or DailyMotion.
Provides great video quality.

Cons

Didn't find for the moment

Summary

I also like that this application is available for FireFox. As I've already mentioned the program downloads all the desired video successfully. New version compatible with Windows 8 is Ok as well.

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4 stars

"Works with Windows 8"

August 01, 2012  |  By Shanezzar

 |  Version: Free YouTube Video Downloader 3.3.8.1

Pros

Works with Windows 8

Cons

Works with Windows 8

Summary

Works with Windows 8

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.3.8.1
Version 3.3.8.1 improves video sharing site support.
General
Publisher Ramka
Publisher web site http://www.soundtaxi.org
Release Date July 17, 2012
Date Added July 25, 2012
Version 3.3.8.1
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Internet Explorer Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2008
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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