YTD Video Downloader

YTD Video Downloader

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 3835 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.8.7
  • Total Downloads:
    142,871,366
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 26, 2014
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available
  • File Size:
    102.35KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    260,772
  • 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

    2.1

    out of 11 votes

    • 5 star 2
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 7
  • All Versions

    3.5

    out of 3835 votes

    • 5 star 1405
    • 4 star 976
    • 3 star 387
    • 2 star 196
    • 1 star 871
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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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1 stars

"Item laced with malware..."

December 22, 2014  |  By SmartUser312

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

Pros

None. Not only does this items fail to deliver a downloaded file that can be coped to a disc. It also attempted to place twenty-two forms of malware, which were blocked by my anti-malware protection.

Cons

Program full of malware and downloads only to your hard drive. After which, you are not able to copy the downloads from your hard drive to a disc. This is a poor program and may infect your system.

Summary

I would not recommend YTD Video Downloader for any purpose. I really do not believe it can be rated as high as it is without artificial help. If you do download it, you'd best make sure you have adequate anti-malware protection through out your network.

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1 stars

"absolutely hate it"

December 22, 2014

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

Pros

there are none

Cons

i keep getting the failed (2) thing and its incredibly annoying!! NEEDS FIXING

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1 stars

"Horrible.......full of spyware and adware"

December 20, 2014

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

Pros

Works well.

Cons

Just tons of spy/adware. It installs this junk even if you opt not to. Had to run a restore from my backup software to get rid of the trash it put on my system, two of which were eliminated by Norton Security as threats.

Summary

Stay away!

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1 stars

"malware virus identified while installing."

December 20, 2014

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

Pros

not to be used. do not install. full of virus and malware

Cons

not to be used. do not install. full of virus and malware.

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1 stars

"Stay away. Full of adware (read for alternatives)"

December 19, 2014  |  By enkanvaq

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

Pros

Downloads youtube videos.

Cons

Full of viruses/spyware. It was a pain to remove all this stuff from my PC.

Summary

Stay away. Pay a few bucks and get ********** or ********

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4 stars

"Watch out - has adware"

December 12, 2014  |  By justintimejustinnj

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

Pros

I've been using YTD Video Downloader for several years. The pro version has a built -in converter which is fast and produces a high quality output. YTD works on more sites than any other download I've found.

Cons

I'm a little surprised download.com would endorse this software as safe and ad free.; The free version does contain adware, it can be removed by using adwcleaner and the program will function without it. The docs say if you but the pro version, you won't get the ad software, I bought the pro version, and adwcleaner will still detect a PUP in the program data folder.

I was putting up with this annoyance because I couldn't (and still haven't) found a better application than YTD Video Downloader.

When I first got YTD Video Downloader they were updating it almost weekly to keep up with the ever changing technology, now there are a few sites that YTD doesn't work on, and there hasn't been an update in many months.

Summary

I resent the subscription method of paying for the pro version, I prefer to buy my software outright, then if I want major upgrades, I'm willing to pay for them. However this new trend toward requiring users to pay yearly fees or have the software revert to the trial version is a scam to keep billing my PayPal account, because most of us never notice the small charges, and we don't bother to cancel subscriptions.

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5 stars

"Nice and useful app!"

December 12, 2014  |  By Lanotilus

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

Pros

Before this app I never knew I can save my favorite videos from youtube and other websites.
Now I use it every day and for me it works like a charm.

Cons

Nothing i can think of.

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2 stars

"Comes with bundled crapware and shows up as malware."

December 11, 2014

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

Pros

It does what it says.

Cons

The crapware is horrible to remove, though you can bypass it. They count on people not looking when installing and just clicking next next next...

Summary

Read each page of the installer, bypass the ****** bundled software and you're good. Fast click through the installer and have fun cleaning the crap from your machine.

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1 stars

"Program ok, adware VERY bad"

December 01, 2014  |  By Paladin045

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

Pros

The program works as advertised. It'll download and convert pretty much anything from YouTube. How is such a good program free? See below.

Cons

According to the Terms of Service, installing any of the adware essentially sells your soul to Spigot Inc. To put it in a nutshell, you give them the legal right to blackmail you with any indiscretions you make from the time you put their software on your computer, and even after you uninstall said software if you miss any of their trackers. They'll also give that information to any of their partners whenever they want, because who needs privacy?

You also waive your right to any sort of legal recourse in at least three different ways, and confirm that you expressly desire them to spam you via telephone, mail, email, social media, and any other way they can think of.

Summary

This is a decent piece of software paired with some of the slimiest Terms of Service I've ever seen. Don't install this, it's not worth it.

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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 XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Adobe Flash Player 9
Download Information
File Size 102.35KB
File Name YTDSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 142,871,366
Downloads Last Week 260,772
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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