YTD Video Downloader

YTD Video Downloader

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 3795 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.9.4
File Size:
15.92MB
Date Added:
October 18, 2012
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
138,799,212
Downloads Last Week:
191,628
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

YTD Video Downloader is a great little piece of freeware for downloading and converting video...if you can ignore the aggressive upselling and multiple browser add-on bundling offers. It quickly downloads video from YouTube, Vimeo, Blip.tv, Vevo, and more than 60 other supported video sites, converts video to the standard formats for iPad, iPhone and PSP (MP4); iPod (MOV); cell phone (3GP); Windows Media Video (WMV); Xvid MPEG-4 (AVI) and MPEG Audio Layer 3 (MP3), and also plays back videos in a very basic player.

YTD Video Downloader automatically loads whatever URL you've got saved to your primary clipboard, saving you the trouble of hitting Ctrl-V (and also possibly embarrassing yourself with an accidentally exposed URL). Hitting Download starts automatically transferring the MP4 file to the customizable "Save to" location, but the entire bottom half of the interface is dedicated to promoting the Pro version (along with a large, red Upgrade Now button at the top of the interface).

Multiple files in the Activity tab can be sorted by any of the columns -- Size, Progress, Speed, Status, and ETA -- and the columns can be resized, but the columns can't be reordered or removed, and it's odd that the entire interface doesn't resize or go full-screen. Thus, if a video fails, it's difficult to read what comes after "Failure (6) ..." in the space allotted.

The player works by loading a specific directory on your machine, then listing all of the supported videos it can show. Double-clicking loads the video with a very basic set of player controls -- play/pause, full-screen, volume -- that are familiar to anyone who's ever used any online video service. It's about as bare-bones as a video player can get, but it works fine.

There's no built-in program help for YTD Video Downloader, but the app links to the helpful Web site. One nice addition for power users is support for the open-source FFmpeg media framework for converting files using a large range of customizable parameters. The Web site also provides command-line examples for less experienced users who want to dip their toes into manual conversion.

YTD Video Downloader does what it says on the tin, and does it quickly. It's also regularly updated to account for changes in the various video service platforms. If you don't mind the additional software bundling and aggressive promotion for the Pro version, it's a powerful, lightweight, and free tool for saving streaming video for later viewing.

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  • All Versions:

    3.5

    out of 3795 votes

    • 5 star: 1400
    • 4 star: 972
    • 3 star: 385
    • 2 star: 193
    • 1 star: 845
  • Current Version:

    2.1

    out of 7 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 4
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  • 4 stars

    "A Simple, Elegant, and Effective product"

    August 28, 2014   |   By davidconnery34

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.2

    Pros

    Great to use for me. Allows you to download HD and HQ videos

    Cons

    Everytime I try to download and run the program my anti-virus finds Malware sign

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  • 5 stars

    "Does what it should do!"

    August 18, 2014   |   By khoaker

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.2

    Pros

    Easy to use.
    Free.
    Does exactly what it should do

    Cons

    Does not use your full download rate as allowed by your ISP. However this may be because of Google's servers and not the application itself.

    Summary

    Ugh, it's a shame this software is getting low reviews from people who barely understand how to use a computer. People are claiming their browser and search engine are being "hijacked" by this software.
    If you pay attention during the install, there is a check box that allows you to do a "custom" install and turn off any additional changes other than installing this software. It really isn't that hard to see; just don't be foolish enough to click "next, next, next" blindly.

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  • 1 stars

    "Installs adware browser extensions"

    August 17, 2014   |   By litedesign

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.2

    Pros

    Downloads Youtube videos

    Cons

    Hijacked all my browsers, changed my homepage, my search settings, and installed browser extensions without my authorization. DO NOT USE THIS APP

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  • 5 stars

    "Simple and fast!"

    August 13, 2014   |   By blablafew

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.2

    Pros

    One of the best app of this kind! It works like magic and has all the important features like convert, built in player. If you have a good ISP you can download all the nice stuff from youtube.

    Cons

    i just don't have nothing to say

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  • 1 stars

    "Proceed with caution"

    August 08, 2014   |   By Tymaxx

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.2

    Pros

    Might work really well, never got to that point.

    Cons

    I can not say what people are thinking that gave this a positive review. It changed my search engine, it made changes to be home page and I started getting pop-ups from some site trying to convince me that my media player needed to be upgraded...even though the website had nothing to do with my media player.

    Summary

    If you choose to use this product, make sure to make a restoration point, and back up any important files as well as set your browser options that the search engine can't be changed..
    i will never use a product that installs items I don't specifically ask for, i don't care how good it works, there are other products out there that work as well and don't install spam.

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  • 5 stars

    "Thank you, works beautiful !"

    August 08, 2014   |   By fremosa

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.2

    Pros

    I really like YTD because it's easy to use and it works like a charm when downloading from youtube. I have this app for six months and it never let me down.

    Cons

    Nothing for now

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  • 5 stars

    "Awesome !"

    August 08, 2014   |   By bravistar

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.2

    Pros

    I use this app for downloading and it helped me complete my music collection using the convert feature for youtube videos.
    It works fine and it's easy to use.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think about !

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  • 5 stars

    "Wonderful youtube downloader !"

    August 07, 2014   |   By Monazolar

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.2

    Pros

    This app is awesome! It is very simple to use and I have achieved great download speeds which helps me a lot. Thanks

    Cons

    I'm very sure everything is ok!

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  • 1 stars

    "AVG finds Malsign Generic DE7 in download"

    August 06, 2014   |   By lemaloy

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.2

    Pros

    I did work before the Malware

    Cons

    Everytime I try to download and run the program my anti-virus finds Malware sign

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  • 1 stars

    "Sneaky - changes all your browser settings!"

    July 30, 2014   |   By SabLoe

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.2

    Pros

    Not tested yet, too disappointed about the trouble I got for installing it.

    Cons

    Very disappointed that there was no warning that the installation of this app pushes yahoo as default search engine in all your browsers plus the add-ons for ebay and amazon. Consider this as very sneaky!!

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