GetGo YouTube Downloader

GetGo YouTube Downloader

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 15 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.8.0.1557
  • Total Downloads:
    571,700
  • Date Added:
    April 02, 2014
  • File Size:
    9.68MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    334
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review

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The GetGo YouTube Downloader is a software application for downloading your favorite videos and/or audio. You can view them offline on your computer or on other supported devices in a number of formats.

Overall, this video downloader isn't the best out there. It managed to download a 3-minute video in a little over 2 minutes -- the output was an MP4 (iPod Touch) -- and the video quality was clean, but the audio wasn't. It sounded a little like it was underwater. Other similar download software has had better sound but not as high quality video. One URL we tried to download didn't work because the program didn't support it. There are 13 output options from which to choose; that is a decent number but not the most we've seen out there. Although the name has YouTube in it, this software also supports downloading from MetaCafe and Dailymotion. Their Help page doesn't offer much other than a list of some of the features, but it does lead you to Support which is where the real help is. It's rather simple to use, though. Insert URL, choose Output and click Start. There's nothing much more to it other than choosing which folder you want your download to go into.

The installation is simple and fast. There aren't any ads to skip through and once it's set up it's ready to go. You definitely won't be tearing your hair out over getting this software started.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Fine, but with a VIRUS."

November 20, 2014  |  By peritoFRANCIONI

 |  Version: GetGo YouTube Downloader 1.8.0.1557

Pros

This software captures very well YouTube videos.

Cons

It installs a VIRUS named "Radio Canyon", which consumes a lot of the net bandwidth by pushing unwanted advertisement and preventing the user from accessing some internet pages. Instead, it pushes ads from the wanted pages' competitors. It has taken McAfee a level 2 technician to remove it.

Summary

DON'T EVER TRY THIS SOFTWARE.

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1 stars

"Doesn't work with Seamonkey 2.15.1"

February 02, 2013  |  By lookat

 |  Version: GetGo YouTube Downloader 1.7.0.1055

Pros

Several weeks before an earlier version stopped working then updated and began working again.

Cons

But over time, this version too began to not work. The error message that is most common with my copy of the software is as follows:
The connection can not be set up!
Output format was set as WMV.

Summary

In general I can not tell if it is a browser incompatibility issue but know also that RealPlayer Downloader also fails to work with SeaMonkey but it does work with Firefox as well as Internet Explorer.

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1 stars

"version 1.7.0.1755 GetGo YouTube Downloader error"

January 05, 2013  |  By lookat

 |  Version: GetGo YouTube Downloader 1.6.0.742

Pros

GetGo Youtube Downloader used to work then stopped then updated then began working again, then shortly after that stopped working again as if there are attempts at YouTube to thwart the use of GetGo YouTube Downloader software issue.

Cons

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDAJinQL2c0
The connection cannot be set up!
Sat, JAN, 05, 2013

Summary

recently the getgo can't get it or go.
Also this does not matter what internet security settings are set to.
Windows 7 home premium 64 bit.

Updated on Jan 5, 2013

Correction:
Version no. is: 1.7.0.1055

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2 stars

"Software is safe, but it doesn't function correctly"

December 23, 2012  |  By pcgeek1

 |  Version: GetGo YouTube Downloader 1.7.0.1055

Pros

No viruses
Easy interface

Cons

Tried to convert multitudes of youtube videos, and Getgo kept displaying error messages.

Summary

Getgo is not a good product. It's safe, but it just doesn't get the job done.

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5 stars

"All the right features, works as adverstized"

October 25, 2012  |  By ZabadoV

 |  Version: GetGo YouTube Downloader 1.7.0.1055

Pros

Allows downloading at the highest bit rate!!!!

Easy to use, & adjustable bit rate, downloads from Youtube, great!

Cons

None that I encountered

Summary

Works like a dream

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3 stars

"Worked great when I first used it. Now it dosen't."

October 08, 2012  |  By gemp

 |  Version: GetGo YouTube Downloader 1.6.0.959

Pros

When it worked it did every thing as stated only in YouTube. But now it dosen't. I hear they are working on the problem. Let's hope so.

Cons

Not a thing when working. No extra baggage downloaded with software.

Summary

Great if they get working again.

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4 stars

"I have version 1.6.0.959"

September 21, 2012  |  By lookat

 |  Version: GetGo YouTube Downloader 1.3.0.215

Pros

It worked properly a few weeks ago.
Now it does not work. Can't connect error.
I have been running Windows 7, home premium with RealDownloader and it works but that doesn't help much because I want GetGo to work and they told me recently there was an issue with the program that would be worked out soon.

Cons

Wondering how long this will take.
meanwhile have to use RealDownloader but this means I have to download the file, then if I want an MP3 of the video only, I have to convert it, or if I want a Windows Media Video version I have to convert the .flv version as this type file is what RealPlayer or RealDownloader creates in Windows as a video file format.

Summary

1.6.0.959 will also not work but did work last month.

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5 stars

"very good service"

August 05, 2011  |  By sabahuddin71

 |  Version: GetGo YouTube Downloader 1.5.0.590

Pros

i like getgo

Cons

i alwes used

Summary

i perefer getgo

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4 stars

"Awesome to copy link off of Youtube"

August 02, 2011  |  By DaVincimaster12

 |  Version: GetGo YouTube Downloader 1.5.0.590

Pros

This program is awesome to copy the link and it will search for the video you like ONLY on Youtube.

Cons

Because this program works ONLY on Youtube and not on Hulu or anything other video or moive websites.

Summary

Awesome for Youtube ONLY

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5 stars

"it is really a very good program"

June 06, 2011  |  By gatordodge

 |  Version: GetGo YouTube Downloader 1.4.1.480

Pros

it is easy to use with one button click after set up

Cons

haven't found any yet

Summary

have recommended it to my friends

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.8.0.1557
Version 1.8.0.1577 updated to be compatible with latest YouTube site change.
General
Publisher GetGo Software
Publisher web site http://www.getgosoft.com/
Release Date March 31, 2014
Date Added April 02, 2014
Version 1.8.0.1557
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 9.68MB
File Name GetGoYDSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 571,700
Downloads Last Week 334
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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