YTD Video Downloader

YTD Video Downloader

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 3844 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.8.7
  • Total Downloads:
    144,030,746
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 26, 2014
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available
  • File Size:
    102.35KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    221,643
  • 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

    2.0

    out of 20 votes

    • 5 star 3
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 13
  • All Versions

    3.5

    out of 3844 votes

    • 5 star 1406
    • 4 star 976
    • 3 star 388
    • 2 star 197
    • 1 star 877
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1 stars

"Malware / Spyware danger"

January 28, 2015  |  By dgspencer

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

Pros

None unless you like malware on your PC.

Cons

It does not work
It contains Malware
It changes your proxy settings in IE

Summary

This used to be a great app. I don't know what happened, but it is no longer able to grab videos from YouTube. Even worse, when I did an "update" of my free version, I was treated to malware that added my localhost as a proxy server. My anti-virus detected and removed some kind of Trojan called YTDGETAPP or something like that. I was finally able to get it out after about an hour. I DO NOT RECOMMEND YOU DOWNLOAD THIS APP UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

I'm REALLY surprised at CNET for carrying this on their site. Now I have to be suspicious of CNET as well. Used to be a time when if you needed a "clean" app you could go to CNET with confidence. Not so much now.

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1 stars

"keep failing downloads, very moody."

January 27, 2015  |  By walidjomaa

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

Pros

used to work great before, not sure why now it doesn't want to although i searched internet, uninstalled and re-installed and did many things to fix the problem.

Cons

Fails to download, give message: Failed.

Summary

YTD people, please fix the problem. I used to love this software

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2 stars

"It doesn't work..."

January 23, 2015  |  By KPriff1963

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

Pros

It has a great GUI
Convert files
Has a bit of download acceleration

Cons

However it does not work recently. It analyzes the YouTube link for about half an hour without doing much. This is probably YouTube changing it's download formats though...

Summary

In summary, I recommend using Free YouTube Downloader by XetoWare. It works fine, and downloads to my fav formats, mp3 and HD1080p mp4!

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3 stars

"This works for Youtube but not others"

January 17, 2015  |  By dess71

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

Pros

Light weight Software that works. It downloads almost any video from Youtube with speed.

Cons

We can not use it for other video sites and also for videos uploaded on personal servers.

Summary

I know people using this but I use another: *****.pw/*****

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1 stars

"Just virus"

January 14, 2015  |  By Romeolight

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

Pros

virus and malware

Cons

virus and malware

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5 stars

"Smooth working, effective."

January 14, 2015  |  By ShulaPosey

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

Pros

Appearance is very beautiful, I love it

Cons

No cons from what I can see.

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1 stars

"Filled with Spyware breaks your computer"

January 09, 2015  |  By scarkner1

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

Pros

it does work

Cons

Found that the latest version now modifies your computers TCP/IP proxy settings and then installs extra spyware. this is unrelated to the install process, you get this stuff weather you ask for it or not.

Summary

CNET should remove this virus from their site.

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1 stars

"Windows Command Processor Virus source"

December 31, 2014  |  By greencelt

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

Pros

Downloads Youtube videos

Cons

Source of Windows Command Processor Virus

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1 stars

"Doesn't convert videos and installs spyware"

December 31, 2014  |  By rocksciguy

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

Pros

the interface is straight forward

Cons

I was trying to convert an AVI to MPEG. It created an MP4, but only included the sound track (no video). When I saw the software was useless, I tried to uninstall it. That's when I discovered it had installed a lot of spyware and re-routed my browser through some proxy. It took hours to get my computer cleaned up.

Summary

Avoid at all cost

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1 stars

"Used to be good, but...."

December 25, 2014

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

Pros

Very few. In the last version I had of this, the website "youtube" was missing from the list of websites this app can download from! HOW CAN YOU HAVE A PROGRAM CALLED "YOUTUBE DOWNLOADER" IF IT DOESN'T DOWNLOAD FROM YOUTUBE?????

Now granted this could have been a temp problem they were having, but much of the service is now at fault. Error messages are common and downloading from almost all websites on it's list, can be impossible.

Cons

As some other reviews hint at, this software DOES run malware and spyware. I personally would say to avoid at all costs. I found my laptop infected with viruses and bugs after installing this, and while I tried to be patient with it and see if I could get it to work.... alas, I can't.

People are correct, you have the option to download spyware, or, software, as they call it which is provided by a 3rd party, however, by itself, it will download stuff you don't want.

Summary

DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS.

I'm shocked at Cnet for keeping this up for download. It's service is terrible and it's not fit for purpose. It's a shame, because what, 2 years ago, this was an amazing bit of kit i'd have said to get on all computers.... but now, no, not at all.

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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 2000, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Adobe Flash Player 9
Download Information
File Size 102.35KB
File Name YTDSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 144,030,746
Downloads Last Week 221,643
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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