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Solid YouTube Downloader and Converter

$29.95

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.2.0.6
  • Total Downloads:
    2,073,342
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 25, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (50-percent conversion trial); $29.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    13.15MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,345
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Note: CBS Interactive does not encourage or condone the illegal duplication or distribution of copyrighted content.

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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Results 1–10 of 92

1 stars

"Beastly crapware. Use VideoZink."

December 08, 2015  |  By tvoiljyuXgrrXla

2015-12-08 07:17:49  |  By tvoiljyuXgrrXla

 |  Version: Solid YouTube Downloader and Converter 6.2.0.5

Pros

Zero for the moment. Seriously.

Cons

I wasted way too much time. Totally unusable. Made my computer slow as hell. Just do a virus scan.

Summary

Used to be OK now its useless. You only need *********** . Period.

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1 stars

"Horrible Customer Service"

December 03, 2015  |  By AllCanada

2015-12-03 17:52:41  |  By AllCanada

 |  Version: Solid YouTube Downloader and Converter 6.2.0.5

Pros

Worked great until I needed to reinstall. Needed to Reinstall because their upgrade to version 6.2.0.6 would not install properly. Now the old version reinstalled, will not take my valid registration no matter what I do

Cons

Impossible to contact the Company. Their online phone number is out of service. Never ever answers repeated emails sent to support requesting solutions.

Summary

Avoid this software like the plague and remember that Cnet is selling you JUNK and they could not care less. Sucker!

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1 stars

"very bad ,paid for full version not working at all !!"

June 29, 2015

2015-06-29 04:11:01

 |  Version: Solid YouTube Downloader and Converter 6.1.8

Pros

Its easy to operate

Cons

Paid for full version after a month it totally stopped working ,so useless after paying full price I want my refund or update on the program ,
tried to contact their SUPPORT team ,no reply since 2 weeks and waiting still
Once program starts to download it will freeze everything else running on the computer ,so not very handy .

Summary

waste of money

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1 stars

"Virus Attacks"

February 24, 2015  |  By nicklanasa

2015-02-24 00:11:42  |  By nicklanasa

 |  Version: Solid YouTube Downloader and Converter 6.1.8

Pros

Nooooooooone.

Cons

I just noticed that Norton Antivirus has blocked a "High Risk" attack by this program daily since I installed it.

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5 stars

"Batch work and good quality"

March 15, 2014  |  By EmilyHoo

2014-03-15 12:35:45  |  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

2013-11-04 03:29:28  |  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

2013-08-01 14:39:00  |  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

2013-07-17 03:47:37  |  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

2013-07-05 04:04:12  |  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

2013-06-22 14:25:16  |  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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.2.0.6
Version 6.2.0.6 supports latest YouTube changes.
General
Publisher TopviewSoft
Publisher web site http://www.topviewsoft.com
Release Date December 15, 2015
Date Added December 25, 2015
Version 6.2.0.6
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 13.15MB
File Name solid-youtube-downloader.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,073,342
Downloads Last Week 2,345
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 50-percent conversion trial
Price $29.95

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