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YouTube Downloader

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This simple freeware application works pretty well, given how basic the interface is. It has two main features: to download FLV files from YouTube, and to convert them to most major formats. If there's a YouTube URL in your clipboard, it will automatically paste it for you when you click on the dialog box. From there, just hit OK and the downloading will commence. One more left-click is all it takes to load the file in the converter, which supports iPhone, iPod, PSP, cell phone, AVI, MP3, WMV, and Xvid. Surprisingly, there's also a basic video editor for cropping videos by time stamp. You can also cut out the sound when converting.

This is one of the lightest editors around, but the simplistic interface belies its functionality and it performs exactly as advertised. We'd like to see support in future editions for hunting down missing codecs, and version 2.1.5 and earlier won't work because of embed code changes on YouTube itself. Still, the YouTube Downloader is proof that not only is video-making accessible to everyone, so is video downloading and editing.

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4 stars

"easier for download"

November 19, 2008  |  By opsss78

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 2.1.6


easier for download


easier for downlaod

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5 stars

"very nice service"

November 15, 2008  |  By martinfercano

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 2.1.6


because you can use for everything


nothing everything is goog


because i can dowloand videos

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.1.6

Version 2.1.6 allows you to download videos from YouTube entering the embed code; New download mode (download video file or show video file URL); Ability to disable the audio when converting video; and download video clips from more than 50 new Web sites.

Publisher GreenTree Applications
Publisher web site http://youtubedownload.altervista.org/
Release Date January 25, 2008
Date Added January 25, 2008
Version 2.1.6
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 100.95KB
File Name YTDSetup.exe
Total Downloads 148,766,836
Downloads Last Week 50,084
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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