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YouTube Downloader

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 3896 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.5.6
  • Total Downloads:
    148,372,137
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 09, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    100.3KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    112,656
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.9

    out of 92 votes

    • 5 star 43
    • 4 star 26
    • 3 star 9
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 12
  • All Versions

    3.5

    out of 3896 votes

    • 5 star 1419
    • 4 star 981
    • 3 star 389
    • 2 star 198
    • 1 star 909
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1 stars

"AWFUL - doen't work"

July 27, 2010  |  By sk.wig14

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 2.5.6

Pros

I like nothing, it doen't work

Cons

I wanted to SEE my down load not only hear it!

Summary

I can hear the download & I only get ? maybe 2 -3 pictures (like a very bad slide show) for the whole time. I did down load it correct.
But if anyone would like to tell me how to have something to watch, please use simple sentences (keep it simple)

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1 stars

"keeps giving an error code, will not download video"

July 26, 2010  |  By AliJordanBrown

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 2.5.6

Pros

Nothing... it does nothing!

Cons

It doesn't do what it says it does

Summary

I will uninstall this because it doesn't work.

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4 stars

"When it is working it is great."

July 26, 2010  |  By swall57

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 2.5.6

Pros

I like the ability to download favorite videos to watch later on my computer.

Cons

I get a little frustrated when I get error codes and it won't download.

Summary

In summery, I like this product very much, as I had always wanted to download
some videos and was not able to.

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5 stars

"Works Flawlessly(see notes on current version)"

July 26, 2010  |  By BMT10

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 2.5.6

Pros

A small and light weight program that does exactly as described
Converts downloaded files into about any format imaginable including audio only mp3
Automatically pastes a URL into the field once you copy it, albeit after a bit of lag

Cons

Uses slow and clunky internet explorer to download to file

Summary

Note that the version currently on cnet at the time of this post is not the most recent one and will not work because of changes youtube did to their software. Get the most current version off of the creators website(just search for "youtube downloader" if you don't know) and it will function, otherwise you will get a 404 error.

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1 stars

"Didn't work, loaded adware, detected by NOD32"

July 26, 2010  |  By Bracketmann

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 2.5.6

Pros

Small file size and footprint.

Cons

When I entered a URL into the downloader I received a 404 file not found error, although I was listening to the video at the same time. Then I began receiving repeated adware detections from NOD32 antivirus.

Summary

I tested the downloaded exe file with both NOD32 and spyware doctor, but they found nothing. However when I installed the program the malware was activated. Stealth malware in this program.

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4 stars

"Answer is: YouTube Download Manager Pro 6.1.2"

July 26, 2010  |  By petermalcowitch

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 2.5.6

Pros

This freeware work well until July 22nd.

NOW NOT EXISTS ANY FREE service, website or software which can do this job.

Search for Download Manager Pro and latest version from developers website.

Of course ... 30 day trial is enough for you ?

:-)

Cons

I wait for update of this great Freeware which work well in past.

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3 stars

"The homepage said they are working on the new version"

July 25, 2010  |  By lewis_chazz

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 2.5.6

Pros

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Cons

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1 stars

"Fail !!!!!!"

July 25, 2010  |  By haltsha

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 2.5.6

Pros

Nothinggggggggg

Cons

It doesn't work on Windows 7!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Summary

It sucks

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2 stars

"u need to download the newest you tube downloader (2.6)"

July 25, 2010  |  By GSmatt18

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 2.5.6

Pros

its good but u need to download the newset version 2.6 this wont work

Cons

download the newest 1

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1 stars

"Not working."

July 24, 2010  |  By egaskrad

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 2.5.6

Pros

none cos it is not working

Cons

not working

Summary

Youtube recently made changes so that all downloaders fail to work. And it seems that no program has found work around so far. I guess you really can't blame this program.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.5.6
Version 2.5.6 improves download support, adding 4 new sites and fixing 14 existing sites, and improves downloading and converting non-English videos.
General
Publisher GreenTree Applications
Publisher web site http://youtubedownload.altervista.org/
Release Date June 09, 2010
Date Added June 09, 2010
Version 2.5.6
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 100.3KB
File Name YTDSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 148,372,137
Downloads Last Week 112,656
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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