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YTD Video Downloader for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 68 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0
  • Total Downloads:
    980,174
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 17, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.25MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,561
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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YTD Video Downloader for Mac is a speedy, easy-to-use tool for downloading streaming video. Its intuitive interface is easy to use without any instruction, completes downloads quickly, and throws in some useful additional options.

YTD Video Downloader for Mac includes an easy-to-understand main menu, with three well-labeled buttons describing the main features. In the upper right, a Help button is available for new users, but most won't need any guidance to get started or use YTD Video Downloader. From a download section, users can enter a YouTube URL for downloading, but if they have the YouTube link open in a Web browser, it automatically places it into the URL area, which is a helpful feature, especially when dealing with long, complicated addresses. Users can also change the location for the download, which is a small but nice touch to give you control over where the content is saved. There are some extras that make this tool even handier, including options to convert videos to different formats or cut them to other sizes. During testing, downloads and conversions completed quickly, and the videos played back well.

YTD Video Downloader for Mac offers all of the features one would expect for downloading streaming videos, and some additional ones for conversion. The program is free, easy to use, and is recommended for Mac users who wish to download YouTube videos for viewing offline.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1–10 of 17

5 stars

"Brilliant it works"

August 02, 2015  |  By Juztintheslayer

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 2.0

Pros

No need to be admin
Easy install

Cons

Multi Urls needs pro
Instant convert Needs pro

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1 stars

"Browser hijacker"

June 26, 2015  |  By Raoul Teeuwen

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 2.0

Pros

Downloads YouTube video

Cons

Hijacks your browser and what's not. Hard to uninstall.

Summary

Hate it, don't recommend it

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1 stars

"Crashes constantly."

February 11, 2015  |  By eclecticdrummer

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 2.0

Pros

none really. its too buggy..

Cons

This program has worked at times but for more times its crashed and so much so I had to mention it here...

Summary

find something else ...

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1 stars

"No longer works"

February 04, 2015  |  By rharris22003

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 2.0

Pros

There are no pros being that it's a broken product.

Cons

Doesn't work

Summary

Don't waste your time with this one.

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1 stars

"Do not download: Malware Installer"

January 06, 2015  |  By JetAzure

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 2.0

Pros

No Pros for any app that installs malware

Cons

In one word: Malware!

Summary

As others have noted here, this app installs malware. Avast detected:

Infection #1: Other:Malware-gen [Trj]
URL: http://www.ytddownloader.com/installers/YTDSetup.dmg

Infection #2: MacOS:Spigot-A [Adw]
URL: http://www.ytddownloader.com/installers/YTDSetup.dmg
File: YTD Video Downloader/YTD-Instal|er.app/Contents/MacOS/YTD-Installer

Infection #3: MacOS:Spigot-A [Adw]
URL: http://www.ytddownloader.com/installers/YTDSetup.dmg
File: YTD Video DownIoader/.Trashes/501/YTD-InstaI|er.app/Contents/Mac0S/YTD-Installer

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1 stars

"Malware found for Mac OS X free version"

December 12, 2014  |  By hatchercr

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 2.0

Pros

Paid version downloaded from dev site is great! Free version from c-net appears to have malware, according to AV.

Cons

I use the paid version of this and downloaded it directly from the dev's website last summer (MacBook Pro Late 2013 w/Yosemite). I run Intego VirusBarrier. The paid version 2.0 stopped downloading flash videos and so I went to reinstall from the file here at c-net. The .dmg file will pass a virus scan. However, once mounted, I scanned again and every file in the archive was infected with "OSX/spigot.A" -- which, according to my research, will hijack your browser and redirect, etc.

Summary

I'm willing to bet that the majority of the users downloading this program (it's #1 apparently in its category) are not running AV on their OS X computers. If you are going to download anything outside of the App Store, run antivirus software.

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5 stars

"One of the best!"

December 12, 2014  |  By Fauritarox

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 2.0

Pros

I have tried many youtube download applications and very few can compare with YTD. The speed is great if you have a good internet connection and the features are useful.

Cons

Maybe the fact that I can't maximize the window.

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1 stars

"Do Not Download! Contains 3 Infections!"

December 01, 2014  |  By jacikonecny

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 2.0

Pros

None since it contains infections.

Cons

Contains 3 infections.

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2 stars

"Worked for months on osx 10.9, but now fails every time"

December 01, 2014

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 2.0

Pros

It used to download just fine, super fast

Cons

it fails to download every single video from youtube after a while enticing you to buy a pro version.

Summary

It works fine until it fails every single attempt to download any video, enticing you to go pro. no thanks. it either works or not, regardless of its version.

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1 stars

"Malicious content download"

November 16, 2014  |  By DisjointSeeker9

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 2.0

Pros

NONE as I don't see any positives of a product that will infect my computer

Cons

VIRUS
MALWARE
TROJAN
WORMS

Summary

Dont do it it's not worth it

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0
  • Fixes to playlists downloading and various crashes.
  • Overall performance of the application has been improved.
General
Publisher GreenTree Applications
Publisher web site http://youtubedownload.altervista.org/
Release Date June 17, 2014
Date Added June 17, 2014
Version 2.0
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.25MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 980,174
Downloads Last Week 3,561
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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