YTD Video Downloader

YTD Video Downloader

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 3830 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.9.4
  • Total Downloads:
    142,650,224
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 18, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    102.35KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    267,372
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.1

    out of 7 votes

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

    3.5

    out of 3830 votes

    • 5 star 1405
    • 4 star 976
    • 3 star 387
    • 2 star 196
    • 1 star 866
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2 stars

"This page doesn't offer the old version as it says!"

April 30, 2013  |  By Nidepengyou

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 3.9.4

Pros

This old version was fine, did everything I wanted

Cons

I went back to this page to download the again, but it downloaded the 4.0 version instead--which doesn't work.

Summary

Please don't say you're offering the old version and then give a download for the upgrade. The upgrade doesn't work! You really wasted my time and I have to delete what I downloaded.

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1 stars

"Disappointing."

October 31, 2012  |  By Frogics

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 3.9.4

Pros

Easy to use
Love it ... all but one thing

Cons

it stops mid song.... I have tried to erase all cache and reload but still (most of the time) stops part way through a song on the playback

Summary

Not very practical unless there is something I just am not seeing..
Does no good for it to work easy and if it doesn't work..

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1 stars

"Not FREE at all..."

October 29, 2012  |  By dzexq

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 3.9.4

Pros

none observed

Cons

promised to be free - it is not

Summary

Why the publisher lied to Internet users?

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1 stars

"Not work unless you pay"

October 27, 2012  |  By bondi666

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 3.9.4

Pros

Wast time down load this program.

Cons

Programs just wont to sell you the product.

Summary

Don't do it.

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1 stars

"FOR SINGLE FILE,it is useful."

October 25, 2012  |  By manojkamra

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 3.9.4

Pros

For single file, it is useful

Cons

It is not free for multifiles downloading as claimed.After installation, it asks for upgradation on payment.

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4 stars

"It works as announced."

October 21, 2012  |  By fperafan

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 3.9.4

Pros

It is easy to use, intuitive, and does what it says.

Cons

Limited to YouTube, but after all it is a "YouTube" downloader.

Summary

Is a good program doing its job and it is free.

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5 stars

"Awesome! schedule as many downloads as you want."

October 20, 2012  |  By muhoel1

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 3.9.4

Pros

Awesome! schedule as many downloads as you want. They will stay in the queue. Does not require browser window to be opened. Fast downloads.

Cons

None noticed.

Summary

Just have to make sure check off the offered toolbars and/or search engine changes.
Otherwise flawless.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.9.4
Version 3.9.4 fixed downloads for a few sites and prepared the product for Windows 8 use.
General
Publisher GreenTree Applications
Publisher web site http://youtubedownload.altervista.org/
Release Date October 17, 2012
Date Added October 18, 2012
Version 3.9.4
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 102.35KB
File Name YTDSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 142,650,224
Downloads Last Week 267,372
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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