GetGo YouTube Downloader

GetGo YouTube Downloader

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 14 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.8.0.1557
  • Total Downloads:
    570,052
  • Date Added:
    April 02, 2014
  • File Size:
    9.68MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    320
  • 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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Results 1-10 of 14

  • 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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  • 4 stars

    "Works well with Firefox4."

    April 04, 2011   |   By emrsn3

    Version: GetGo YouTube Downloader 1.4.1.480

    Pros

    I needed a program that works with the new Firefox4. This is the only one that I found that does the job. Works fast with one-click.

    Cons

    None. Works well.

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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 Server 2008, Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 9.68MB
    File Name GetGoYDSetup.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 570,052
    Downloads Last Week 320
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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