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:
    6.1.8
  • Total Downloads:
    1,966,914
  • Date Added:
    September 08, 2014
  • File Size:
    12.26MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,746
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 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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2 stars

"Great software...UPDATE CANCELLED MY ACCOUNT!!!!"

August 01, 2013  |  By Kbuzenius

 |  Version: Solid YouTube Downloader and Converter 6.0.3

Pros

Software does what it says it does. I use it a lot for powerpoint presentations and education.

Cons

When they came out with an update, I updated my version that I had purchased and had been using for awhile. The update didn't include my registration number and converted it to a trial version. I'm pretty pissed off.

Summary

The update not including my previous registration number makes this feel like such a scam!

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5 stars

"No extra payment for the extra features"

July 17, 2013  |  By MachteldFoester

 |  Version: Solid YouTube Downloader and Converter 6.0.1

Pros

It seems the updates are available again, but luckily, no extra payment for them. This is indeed one tool useful by hand

Cons

No update now

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5 stars

"Wide range of formats supporting"

July 05, 2013  |  By DvdLee93

 |  Version: Solid YouTube Downloader and Converter 6.0.0

Pros

I have this tool for quite months, it works stable always and support a lot of file formats converting. Really happy to have it

Cons

no as of now

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1 stars

"Doesn't Work"

June 22, 2013  |  By Eogeaux

 |  Version: Solid YouTube Downloader and Converter 6.0.0

Pros

Nothing "pro" about this

Cons

Open the program and it's locked up. Every time. Haven't been able to use it.

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5 stars

"Software updated as soon as youtube changes"

June 21, 2013  |  By SoftwareLover453

 |  Version: Solid YouTube Downloader and Converter 6.0.0

Pros

As all youtube downloader users know, youtube always changes its websites. Your lovely downloader software stop working from time to time. This software promote for update as soon as youtube changes. What I need to do is clicking Yes to update my software. Then everything works as before. Love the team behind this software.

Cons

none by now.

Summary

great support team and update software fast enough.

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1 stars

"Terrible Service"

June 03, 2013  |  By jltamu1

 |  Version: Solid YouTube Downloader and Converter 5.0.6

Pros

Nothing good to say.

Cons

::::::::: 48 HOURS ::::::: to get the Registration Code.
If you need this type of product now...go somewhere else.
They can charge your card immediately, they can send you and email immediately...to tell you in the next couple of days They will send you a code to actually use the product. Complete waste of time and money..thank goodness for the charge-back system!

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5 stars

"Extra features, but No extra payment"

April 08, 2013  |  By TingDerrick

 |  Version: Solid YouTube Downloader and Converter 5.0.6

Pros

This tool got update again. Luckily, no extra payment for extra features.

Cons

no for now

Summary

It's worth of its cost

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1 stars

"Don't want Facesmooch or Search.Conduit? Too bad."

April 04, 2013  |  By Azzurrolou

 |  Version: Solid YouTube Downloader and Converter 5.0.6

Pros

None. Never got it to work. Entered a YouTube url, and it told me that it was an invalid YouTube url.

Cons

During the install, I was asked if I wanted the Facesmooch toolbar. I indicated no, but it installed anyway along with the search engine, Search.Conduit.

Summary

It was a waste of my time.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.1.8
Version 6.1.8 supports latest YouTube changes and fixes several bugs.
General
Publisher TopviewSoft
Publisher web site http://www.topviewsoft.com
Release Date September 04, 2014
Date Added September 08, 2014
Version 6.1.8
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 12.26MB
File Name solid-youtube-downloader.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,966,914
Downloads Last Week 2,746
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 50-percent conversion trial
Price $29.95

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