YTD Video Downloader

YTD Video Downloader

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 3832 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.9.6
  • Total Downloads:
    142,650,224
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 10, 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

    3.5

    out of 57 votes

    • 5 star 24
    • 4 star 8
    • 3 star 8
    • 2 star 5
    • 1 star 12
  • All Versions

    3.5

    out of 3832 votes

    • 5 star 1405
    • 4 star 976
    • 3 star 387
    • 2 star 196
    • 1 star 868
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5 stars

"YTD downloads for free"

March 27, 2013  |  By SandyWow

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 3.9.6

Pros

I got this app for free and I use it daily to download from several sites i like.

Cons

I didn't encounter any issues so far.

Summary

I like YTD because it is simple to use and does a good job. I can donwload anything i need. I even got songs for my MP3player.

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5 stars

"I like this app"

March 27, 2013  |  By JamesM969

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 3.9.6

Pros

I can download anything I want, absolutely FREE!

Cons

None for the the moment, it works great for me.

Summary

My wife and i really enjoy this simple app because we can download everything we like. We both love good quality songs and thanks to YTD we now spend hours just listening to music.

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1 stars

"Scam scam scam"

March 26, 2013  |  By vadimmakarov

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 3.9.6

Pros

None. It's crap.

Cons

Installs crap. Took me an hour to clear my computer from adware that hijacks browser searches.

Summary

Scam. CNET should delete it.

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2 stars

"Free Youtube Downloader."

March 24, 2013  |  By acquitted

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 3.9.6

Pros

It does work.

Cons

After downloading one video when you try to download a second video (not at the same time) it request that you log in with your youtube credentials, then it it says access restricted.

Summary

Wouldn't be a bad program if I could download more then one video per day.

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2 stars

"Installs adware even if you decline option"

March 22, 2013

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 3.9.6

Pros

This is a useful tool, but it will hijack your browsers (IE, Firefox & Chrome at least) even if you opt out during installation.

Cons

It also changes Firefox, IE, Chrome, and perhaps others to use Yahoo as the default search provider in the search bar AND in the address bar. It also installs widgets. Now the installation process has a screen that gives you the option to decline this -- HOWEVER, I selected decline and it went ahead and installed everything anyway. That's a serious bad, and in my opinion, CNET should remove this software from their page until this is corrected.

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5 stars

"Best downloading progam"

March 19, 2013  |  By RbccaWow

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 3.9.6

Pros

- good download speed

- can convert in multiple formats (even for my iPhone)

- can download entire playlists

- multiple suported sites

Cons

I`ve been using this program for a long time and it has never disapointed me

Summary

I use YTD Downloader every day. I love music and YTD helped me create my own music library.

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2 stars

"Not really recommended, read below!"

March 15, 2013  |  By JoakimMbP

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 3.9.6

Pros

I guess that a pro is the fact that it's free, bur read my cons :/

Cons

It install adware...
Pretty hard to use.
I don't really recommend this. It's just as bad as VideoZonk and ***********.

Summary

Even though this program is OK, I would rather use this one, http://******/Xe2tDt, it's about the same but the size of the file is smaller so it downloads A LOT faster!

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3 stars

"Could be better"

March 14, 2013  |  By mikej1203

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 3.9.6

Pros

Works good when it works...

Cons

It doesn't work for me all the time, especially when I want to download more than 1 video at a time.

Summary

I've tested this last weeek but I gave up on it. Meanwhile I've found a better downloader which can download whole playlists very easy and fast. It's called ChrisPC YouTube Downloader Converter.

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5 stars

"I would suggest others to use this."

March 13, 2013  |  By ureyneville

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 3.9.6

Pros

The sound quality is amazing and the image is crystal clear even after I convert the videos.

Cons

I can download unlimited videos and music from almost everywhere.

Summary

Works like a charm. Ignore the people who don't know how to use it and say it's crap.

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1 stars

"sucks remove it from here"

March 13, 2013  |  By tiko145

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 3.9.6

Pros

nothing 2 say

Cons

does not work,wasting time

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.9.6
Version 3.9.6 has fixed the iPad conversion, fixed channel download, Facebook and other of favorite websites.
General
Publisher GreenTree Applications
Publisher web site http://youtubedownload.altervista.org/
Release Date December 07, 2012
Date Added December 10, 2012
Version 3.9.6
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows
Additional Requirements Adobe Flash Player 9+ and Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher
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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