YTD Video Downloader for Mac

YTD Video Downloader for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 63 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0
  • Total Downloads:
    728,524
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 17, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.25MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    11,072
  • 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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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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1 stars

"INSTALLER CONTAINS 3 INFECTIONS. DO NOT DOWNLOAD!"

November 11, 2014  |  By aeginnsz

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 2.0

Pros

Since I cannot install this program without infecting my computer, I cannot answer this question.

Cons

Installer contains at least three infections detected by Avast (Free Version). It may contain more. DO NOT INSTALL OR EVEN DOWNLOAD THIS PROGRAM (unless you want your computer to be infected)

Summary

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

I downloaded my Installer from www.ytddownloader.com. The website and the installer from that site could both be phonies. However, I did not and would not download it here either for a couple reasons:

1. There have been numerous reports of infections detected by other reviewers.

2. A whois lookup shows that ytddownloader.com was registered by "Greentree Applications", who are the developers of this program (see "Publisher Description" above), 2 years ago and for a duration of at least 4 years.

Domain Registrant information:
Name: Petrus Ciolanescu
Organization: Greentree Applications SRL
Creation Date: 2012-09-25
Updated Date: 2012-12-04
Expiration Date: 2016-09-25

To me, this rules out a possible case of ID theft, and confirms that the infections were intentionally inserted into the program's installer by the developers themselves. For this reason, I highly recommend NOT DOWNLOADING this program.

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1 stars

"Infection Blocked by Avast"

November 06, 2014  |  By karencoutts

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 2.0

Pros

The old version worked.

Cons

Avast blocked the installation of this program with three messages. All said this: "Infection blocked! Avast Web shield has blocked a threat." The first was a Trojan .trj, the second was MacOS:Spigot-A Adware. The third appeared to be the same as the second.

Summary

CNET directed me to another source to download the program.

Updated on Nov 6, 2014

The infection was "Other:Malware-gen [Trj]"

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4 stars

"A great little app"

July 29, 2014  |  By Derekdehill

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 2.0

Pros

A great little app that lets me download all my favorite movie clips so I can stitch them together in my editing suite later on.

Cons

It rocks, except for a large part where I try downloading a video and it fails, i think it is getting weirder. Now finally, I am settled with another similar tool named Free Youtube Downloader for Mac

Summary

Surprisingly fast and stable for a free downloader, nice job!

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5 stars

"Gorgeous application!"

July 09, 2014  |  By Balboi

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 2.0

Pros

This application is the best one until now and it helps me download from youtube any videos at great download speeds. If you have a good internet provider this app is the best!

Cons

Why should I? Everything works well!

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5 stars

"Gorgeous downloader!"

June 27, 2014  |  By Marmeladoj

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 2.0

Pros

This is one of the best youtube downloader and also a great video converter.
You have the most important features available and there are plenty of sites supported.

Cons

Why should I have if everything works perfect!?

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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 10.9, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.8, Macintosh
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.25MB
File Name YTDSetup.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 728,524
Downloads Last Week 11,072
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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