Solid YouTube Downloader and Converter

Solid YouTube Downloader and Converter

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 88 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0.6
  • Total Downloads:
    1,956,975
  • Date Added:
    March 14, 2013
  • File Size:
    12.26MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,350
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review

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Solid YouTube Downloader differs from nearly every YouTube downloader we've tried in one significant way: you have to pay for it. Actually, two ways: almost all the others are free, and frankly it shows. Solid proved superior in performance and looks compared to the vast majority of free YouTube downloaders, which are usually little more than glorified ad pop-ups with some simple embedded code. With batch downloading and converting, including videos from your files and DVDs, Solid can make your life easier. You can try it and see for yourself for 30 days, though the free trial version limits conversions and places a watermark on videos.

Solid's interface was our first hint that this app eclipses most YouTube downloaders, free or not. With an embedded player and basic control suite, Solid is simple but not stripped down. It has lots of options, but its unique way of presenting them not only makes things easier on users but also much clearer. For instance, when we selected an output format for our converted videos, Solid presented an interactive menu of choices grouped intuitively by common video and audio types as well as by devices, with lots of choices under each item, too. We just had to click on our phone or player, choose a destination and options, and Solid did the rest. Help resources are thin, but licensing includes support, and Solid is easy to use, quickly and easily downloading and converting YouTube videos and our saved files, one by one and in batches.

Is Solid worth the cost versus the best of the freeware? Well, yes, actually, if you use YouTube a lot. You might have to go through half a dozen free YouTube downloaders before you find one almost as good as this app, and your time is worth something. Bottom line: if you spend more than a few minutes a day downloading YouTube videos, or if your job or interests can benefit from a better tool, or if you've just about had it with the freeware you're currently trying to make work for you, Solid YouTube Downloader definitely rates a tryout.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Solid Youtube Downloader and Converter 4.9.5.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 5 stars

    "Batch work and good quality"

    March 15, 2014   |   By EmilyHoo

    Version: Solid YouTube Downloader and Converter 6.1.1

    Pros

    Thanks to this tool, Youtube vedios can be easy downloaded ad vonverted. And most importantly to me, it supports batch work, quality seems good. It truly save my time.

    Cons

    Not coming up

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  • 5 stars

    "All updated every time youtube changes!"

    November 04, 2013   |   By DanielYuan

    Version: Solid YouTube Downloader and Converter 6.1.1

    Pros

    As we already know, youtube keep changes its video format. This always makes youtube downloader software do not work as before. This software updates as soon as youtube changes. It's very convenient. I need not download and install the latest software again and again.

    Cons

    Sometimes it take 1 or 2 business days to wait this software updates. Hope it can be more quick.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 5.0.6
    Version 5.0.6 supports latest YouTube change.
    General
    Publisher TopviewSoft
    Publisher web site http://www.topviewsoft.com
    Release Date March 12, 2013
    Date Added March 14, 2013
    Version 5.0.6
    Category
    Category Internet Software
    Subcategory Download Managers
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 12.26MB
    File Name solid-youtube-downloader.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 1,956,975
    Downloads Last Week 2,350
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 50-percent conversion trial
    Price $29.95

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