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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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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.5 stars

    out of 3,753 votes

    • 5 star: 1369
    • 4 star: 970
    • 3 star: 385
    • 2 star: 191
    • 1 star: 838
  • Current version:

    3.9 stars

    out of 419 votes

    • 5 star: 176
    • 4 star: 130
    • 3 star: 54
    • 2 star: 13
    • 1 star: 46
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  • 4.0 stars

    "http://welcome-re.ru/"

    May 8, 2010  |   By Jerry_Flo

    Version: YouTube Downloader 2.5

    Pros

    has a very user-friendly interface that
    makes it easy to interact with him. as
    programmers and normal users.
    Here is my site, it the article uses this technology

    Cons

    <a href="http://welcome-re.ru/karelia.aspx" title="???????????? ? ???????">???????????? ? ???????</a>

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  • 2.0 stars

    "The YouTube Downloader will work with patience and care"

    October 2, 2009  |   By Stealthryche

    Version: YouTube Downloader 2.5

    Pros

    The video conversion from .flv to other formats is a good idea.

    Cons

    Not the best, nor user-friendly interface. Those who naturally explore their computer, software, apps, etc, will probably 'feel' their way around in a trial and error fasion as I have when first using the program.

    Summary

    If its just the flv format that you would like to download, a better choice would be Realplayer, for example. Its great to know where the flv file is downloaded to in comparison to the YouTube downloader. The first few times you kinda have to guess, (or use intuition and search the folder where the original file was downloaded to for conversion.)

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Es excelente"

    September 17, 2009  |   By mtoroz1941

    Version: YouTube Downloader 2.5

    Pros

    sin comentarios

    Cons

    sin comentarios

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Really works for me..."

    September 17, 2009  |   By hdvideoreviews

    Version: YouTube Downloader 2.5

    Pros

    I was actually download it yesterday..At first i have a doubt but now that I'm using it I really enjoy using this software. I just got this one from a source in my forum. And I've tried it and shoot.. there it was..really enjoyed it as of the moment.

    Cons

    Maybe need to have more adds on in the future, so as to navigate the software easily especially for the newbies. Thanks.

    Summary

    Nothing to explain. I download it, it works with me so there... I really like it.. More new adds on just that.. Thanks..

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Totally useless software"

    September 16, 2009  |   By Dicedude

    Version: YouTube Downloader 2.5

    Pros

    This software is useless. I would also like to thank user lenprekontrolu for the suggestion. The FLV power tool works like a charm and well worth the money.

    Cons

    The software doesn't work at all. Don't waste your time.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It worked perfectly for me. Quite nicely made."

    September 16, 2009  |   By pwnageASSASSIN

    Version: YouTube Downloader 2.5

    Pros

    Many great options varying from a quality to a base volume option. Does what was required and then some.

    Cons

    The one thing I didn't like about this that's worth mentioning is that it didn't have an option to downloading ONLY the audio file. (That or I couldn't find one)

    Summary

    An amazing download. This was 100% worth the download. It took any youtube video that I wanted and converted it perfectly. I look forward to updates.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It does what it says it will do and it's very useful."

    September 16, 2009  |   By Kkathygarcia

    Version: YouTube Downloader 2.5

    Pros

    It's easy to use even for beginners.

    Cons

    I have no "cons" about this one.

    Summary

    It's a great converter and it's FREE! I haven't had ONE problem with it and have seen others that are charging for virtually the same thing that don't even work. You can't lose with the You Tube Downloader 2.5.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Error 000125E000F280 anytime i try to download."

    September 16, 2009  |   By videoftac

    Version: YouTube Downloader 2.5

    Pros

    Absolutelly useless.

    Cons

    Absolutelly useless.

    Summary

    I found and use power tool as wrote user lenprekontrolu.

    Thanks lenprekontrolu.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "ALL POSITIVE REVIEWS ARE BOGUS FROM AUTHOR"

    September 15, 2009  |   By lenprekontrolu

    Version: YouTube Downloader 2.5

    Pros

    I use "FLV YouTube Power tool XXL".
    You can find it on google. If you want download videos and
    convert it as you want search for some seroius product from serious company.
    30 day trial can help you well.

    Cons

    This software don't work at all.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "It does what is has to do and as promissed !"

    September 14, 2009  |   By steenet

    Version: YouTube Downloader 2.5

    Pros

    Compact, nice and easy to us teo download 'you tube'-video's and to convert to the format you like to choose.

    Cons

    Excellent!

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