Wondershare Free YouTube Downloader for Mac

Wondershare Free YouTube Downloader for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
2.6
out of 27 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.8.0
  • Total Downloads:
    311,539
  • Date Added:
    May 27, 2013
  • File Size:
    30MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,212
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8

Editors' Review

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Wondershare Free YouTube Downloader for Mac is a lengthy name for a utility that does pretty much exactly what the name suggests. You can use this app to download videos from YouTube onto your Mac, convert YouTube videos for your portable iDevice, and format them for playback on your Mac using the built-in FLV player.

Wondershare Free YouTube Downloader for Mac installs quickly. The free version is a stripped-down version of a premium package that sells for $29.00, but many will find the free app is all they need. The features in the full version include better support for many different video sharing sites (not just YouTube), the ability to convert tracks to different formats, and the ability to extract audio from video files. The free version basically supports only YouTube downloading and playback in the included FLV player. The interface is clean, and you can either use the floating Download button in your browser, or drag and drop a YouTube URL on the app.

Wondershare Free YouTube Downloader for Mac worked fine for us, with no issues downloading from YouTube. As such we can recommend it, although hardcore video downloaders will want to upgrade to the full version. With that option, there are a few other YouTube downloaders available at lower cost (or free) that might be better solutions.

 
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User Reviews
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2 stars

"Not free, sometimes works"

December 08, 2013  |  By AzirovKrovosis

 |  Version: Wondershare Free YouTube Downloader 4.8.0

Pros

I like the help on first run, however whats the point if it does not work?

Cons

Not free at all, you cant download vimeo and 1 out of 4 youtube videos for some reason. It must be completely free or work 100% !

Summary

better to avoid it - other wondershare downloads (not free) works

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1 stars

"Never get it to work"

December 05, 2013  |  By Yablunkovich

 |  Version: Wondershare Free YouTube Downloader 4.8.0

Pros

seems to be downloading some of youtube vids at low resolution

Cons

I downloaded this dispite negative review hoping cnet's review is right. I needed 2 vevo videos from youtube to my iMovie project - I wasted about an hour to make it work! You simply cant download vevo from youtube with this app. Mislead

Summary

May be it works, but not for me and not for vevo and youtube

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1 stars

"Its not FREE at all and does not work in fact!"

December 05, 2013  |  By MarychkaMaydan

 |  Version: Wondershare Free YouTube Downloader 4.8.0

Pros

none so far

Cons

Cant download youtube!
For ex: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=girrrlTQzbg

Waste and scam!

Summary

Do not waste your time downloading it - it wouldn't download even youtube!

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1 stars

"Wondershare seems to be a scam artist."

August 26, 2013  |  By Robert Welch

 |  Version: Wondershare Free YouTube Downloader 4.8.0

Pros

Easy to send payment to Wondershare.

Cons

Impossible to get a serial number that I paid for.
Wondershare does not respond to email request for serial number.
Wondershare has no phone number.
Wondershare "live char" does not work.
Wondershare collects money, but delivers nothing.

Summary

Don't get ripped off. Avoid Wondershare.

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4 stars

"Good Free Downloader"

August 14, 2013  |  By Bella_Ranee

 |  Version: Wondershare Free YouTube Downloader 4.8.0

Pros

Neat interface, quite easy to use. But I have met a problem for downloaded file.

Cons

I have used it to download Just Give Me A Reason from YouTube, but the downloaded video is without sound. Pity!

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2 stars

"This free label comes at cost"

August 14, 2013  |  By AnnaVoloshko

 |  Version: Wondershare Free YouTube Downloader 4.8.0

Pros

Actually works and ripped 4 out of 5 youtube music videos. Failed on vevo today
Nice discovery

Cons

failed to get vevo music video - why?

Summary

Can do the job,but not everything and definitely is not free...

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5 stars

"Amazing, welcome discovery"

June 14, 2013  |  By caponsacchi

 |  Version: Wondershare Free YouTube Downloader 4.8.0

Pros

Fast, reliable, capable of downloading / recording lengthy complete concerts.

Cons

None, for my purposes (but I'm sure Google will soon put it, and other download programs, out of business with re-encoded videos. I decided to pay for the deluxe program because I was feeling guilty for downloading so successfully for free. It puts my former program--Grappler--to shame. You could pick up a free conversion program, but that's extra time. For $29 (but no more), I'm sold for the time being.

Summary

I just don't understand the panning of this program by other users. Maybe they haven't struggled with Handbrake, Grappeler, Roxio Toast, and a host of other programs like I have. At this moment, Wondershare is unbeatable as a youtube downloader/convertyer.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.8.0
  • 1. Fixed the problem with YouTube's (480P and 1080P) video download
  • 2. Support downloading closed captions from YouTube
  • 3. Support playing closed captions
  • 4. Support downloading videos from your personal YouTube"Watch later" playlist
  • 5. Compatible with Firefox 25.0
General
Publisher Wondershare Software
Publisher web site http://www.wondershare.com
Release Date May 27, 2013
Date Added May 27, 2013
Version 4.8.0
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.6
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 30MB
File Name free-youtube-downloader-mac_full1204.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 311,539
Downloads Last Week 1,212
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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