YTD Video Downloader

YTD Video Downloader

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 3869 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.8.7
  • Total Downloads:
    145,196,106
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 26, 2014
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available
  • File Size:
    101.46KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    206,545
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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YTD Video Downloader downloads YouTube videos onto your hard drive. This is a very useful feature if you ever want to view a video offline or convert it into a format that can be stored on a mobile device.

Pros

Quick conversions: In our tests, YTD Video Downloader's free version took no time to convert our videos.

Mobile format conversion: If you want to take your files with you after you've downloaded them, this program also converts files to a variety of formats that work well with mobile devices, such as iPads.

Intuitive interface: The YTD Video Downloader interface is very easy to navigate.

Cons

Overselling: The app is riddled with ads and buttons that sing the praises of the paid version. This is slightly annoying, especially considering the free version works so well that it's unlikely many people would want to upgrade.

Bottom Line

If you want to store your favorite YouTube videos for offline viewing, YTD Video Downloader is an excellent choice. Even if you're new to this type of activity, you should have no problem understanding how to use this app.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.3

    out of 44 votes

    • 5 star 10
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 25
  • All Versions

    3.5

    out of 3869 votes

    • 5 star 1413
    • 4 star 978
    • 3 star 390
    • 2 star 198
    • 1 star 890
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1 stars

"No Longer Use"

March 02, 2015

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

Pros

Nothing Good About This Anymore

Cons

Do Not Download,Full of Viruses/Maleware.

Summary

Crap and Bad For Your Computer!

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1 stars

"I got adware. Do not download anything from CNET."

March 01, 2015  |  By danap49

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

Pros

Didn't have time to test. Noticed malware (adware) and uninstalled quickly.

Cons

CNET is allowing adware to be bundled with some/many? of their listed downloads. They are no longer trustworthy. Avoid CNET downloads. See this:
http://www.thesafemac.com/boycott-cnets-download-com/
Google "CNET adware".
Whether this is CNET directly or not, it doesn't matter. Most of why I used CNET was that they had a reputation of making sure not to list unsafe files. Spigot and other adware changed my home pages on Safari & Chrome (I'm using a Mac), and added several browser extensions to each browser. I am an experienced user, BTW. Just inexcusable behavior; CNET should be ashamed of themselves.

Summary

Don't use CNET. Sorry CNET, but you have lost a good customer. Developer types say (I'm now finding out) stay away from CNET and Softpedia. Get downloads from manufacturers directly, and be careful. If you have downloaded from CNET, check especially for browser extensions that you did not install.

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1 stars

"System Killer"

March 01, 2015

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

Pros

All "pros" for this product are in the past. Used to be a nice free tool.

Cons

YTD has bulked up on useless, invasive malware, probably for $$$. Don't be fooled by the "Opt Out" check boxes during installation. They only work for some "products".

Summary

Just glad I had a recent clone of my boot drive. I needed it!!!

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3 stars

"Security risk"

February 28, 2015  |  By gmaslak

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

Pros

I love the way YTD used to work without all the extra add-ons.

Cons

I can no longer install the latest YTD, because Symantec flags the program as a security risk.
It you do the regular install you get a piece of spyware called Spigot installed.

Summary

Used to be a good product, now it is just a security risk.

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5 stars

"easy and effective product"

February 27, 2015  |  By YuanMalvern

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

Pros

Free. Simple to use and setup. Effective.

Cons

Well done. no cons

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4 stars

"Useful video downloader for many sites."

February 21, 2015  |  By kcsiaw

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

Pros

Downloads easily and in a simple way.

Cons

I prefer My YouTube Downloader.

http://download.cnet.com/My-YouTube-Downloader/3000-2071_4-76276693.html

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4 stars

"Works Great!! No viruses, just Install carefully"

February 15, 2015  |  By aaron837

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

Pros

Works as described.

Cons

Careful when you install not to agree to install the other bundled items. Choose Custom Install and Decline the terms of GeniusBox for a Bloatware free install.

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1 stars

"VIRUS ALERT"

February 15, 2015

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

Pros

downloads videos

Cons

downloads viruses

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1 stars

"Disappointed"

February 14, 2015

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

Pros

Was good until now its been marked as a virus and my Spyware tool automatically uninstalled it.

Cons

Its now classed as a virus and my Spyware software uninstalled it due to 187 threats.

Summary

Not happy a product i paid for and have used for a long time is now useless. I have had no emails or notifications of the issue and whether it will be fixed.

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2 stars

""YTDSetup is not safe and has been removed""

February 14, 2015  |  By Luchanov1

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

Pros

usually an excellent product...until recent glitch

Cons

somethings wrong with ytd. i had it already on the pc. then it disappeared this week. tried to re-download ytd

Summary

Visited CNET, clicked on "download". tried to open YTDSetup.exe (installer file) from http://d103rd286sd163.cloudfront.net...norton declared it was unsafe and blocked it...as the earlier reviewer said...YTD needs to be fixed, CNET- its linked from your site

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.8.7
Recording 60 fps videos now possible.
General
Publisher GreenTree Applications
Publisher web site http://youtubedownload.altervista.org/
Release Date November 26, 2014
Date Added November 26, 2014
Version 4.8.7
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows 8, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Adobe Flash Player 9
Download Information
File Size 101.46KB
File Name YTDSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 145,196,106
Downloads Last Week 206,545
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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