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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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  • Current version:

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    out of 71 votes

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    • 4 star: 15
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  • 4.0 stars

    "Busbar Trunking system with End Tec by Deltabar"

    April 6, 2011  |   By deltabar

    Version: YouTube Downloader 2.5.7

    Pros

    The main features of DELTABAR® LV Busway Systems are:-

    b) Conductors are spaced minimum 10 mm gap between Phase to Phase, Neutral and Eart Class (highest Degree of Protection)
    g) Tap-Off Units Plug-In Type

    i) Tap-Off Units are IP 66 Class

    Cons

    Use of Busbar/Busriser/Busduct/Busway:
    1) Oil & Gas
    2) Power Stations
    3) Industrial Plants
    4) Transformer to Panel connections in buildings and industries
    5) Sub-Stat

    Summary

    We - Delta Electric (fze ) , P.O.Box 121080 ,based in SAIF Zone , Sharjah , wish to introduce ourselves as the only Manufacturer of IP 68 Rated , Metal-enclosed Cast-resin ,LV/MV Busway Systems - DELTABAR -.

    The full Range of DELTABAR , from 1000 A to 3200 A , is Certified by KEMA Quality , Netherlands ( today DEKRA Certification ) ,as per IEC 60439 - 1&2.
    As of now ,only DELTABAR has been Type tested for FIRE Resistance in Building Penetration ,in VERTICAL Position , Thermal Cycling Test of Tap-off Units and Thermal Withstandability Test at 185 degrees C for 3 hours ,and Certified by KEMA Quality.
    We offer Busways upto 9600 A ,with multiple runs of the Standard Elements - Double Run from above 3200 up to 6300 A ,and Triple Run beyond.

    As required by you to know the details of our Product ,our Marketing & Sales Dept. will soon be forwarding you the Complete Details of DELTABAR.

    You are requested to kindly peruse same upon receipt ,and be kind enough to consider our UNIQUE Product ,for Applications coming in your way.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Greatt app, capable of producing everything it claims."

    August 16, 2010  |   By jwinn3

    Version: YouTube Downloader 2.5.7

    Pros

    This app not only downloads video but audio too, both in a filel.

    Cons

    There is nothing not to like about this app. Kudos!

    Summary

    This app downloadds quality video that are fully capable of being effortlessly converted to DVD, also the audio is capable of being produced in MP3 format.

    Updated on Aug 16, 2010

    Great work for the people who contributed to this app.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Doesn't Work"

    August 16, 2010  |   By Vic_Mignogna_Lover

    Version: YouTube Downloader 2.5.7

    Pros

    It has wasted my time.

    Cons

    It doesn't seem to work at all, I've tried several different links and they all say something along the lines of "Remove link and try again." This program has wasted my time and I would NOT recommend it to anyone else.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Does what it supposed to do"

    August 15, 2010  |   By Anatsunin

    Version: YouTube Downloader 2.5.7

    Pros

    Downloads the vids in mp4 format and when ripping the sound file you have various media formats to choose from.

    Cons

    YouTube, nothing else.

    Summary

    I downloaded numerous video game movies and songs with this excellent freeware and it didn't screw up once. YouTube is the best place to find rare songs and vids because someone has uploaded them to the site. I recommend this to anyone who can't find their song/movie anywhere else except YouTube and wants to download it from there.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Efficient program 4 downloading content and playback"

    August 15, 2010  |   By prashantkorukonda

    Version: YouTube Downloader 2.5.7

    Pros

    Ease of Use, good video quality, handy format conversion feature

    Cons

    Haven't found any so far

    Summary

    Full Satisfaction experienced while using this application and thanks to this application i now have my own personal collection on my comp.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "security threat"

    August 15, 2010  |   By Sibron10

    Version: YouTube Downloader 2.5.7

    Pros

    I have nothing nice to say here, i have uninstalled the program too

    Cons

    http://download.mybrowserbar.com
    win32/Adware.toolbar.Dealic application
    From Nod32
    that says it all i think

    Summary

    NOT spyware free!

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  • 2.0 stars

    "why downloading stops"

    August 15, 2010  |   By talha302

    Version: YouTube Downloader 2.5.7

    Pros

    i dont like it very much

    Cons

    the downloading stops automatically

    Summary

    i dont like it very much because many times my downloading stops automatically.i want to know why this happens.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Very good product,"

    August 14, 2010  |   By jmerkerson

    Version: YouTube Downloader 2.5.7

    Pros

    Down load every youtube video

    Cons

    No con, have nothing negative to say about this program

    Summary

    You will love this program

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  • 3.0 stars

    "could be improved"

    August 14, 2010  |   By 62mike

    Version: YouTube Downloader 2.5.7

    Pros

    simple, easy to use, no unnecessary bells & whistles

    Cons

    volume control cumbersome

    Summary

    not only is the volume slider small and has no gradations, you must do a conversion, then listen to the result to see it's effect. at minimum the slider should be longer, with gradations , say 0 to +/- 10. it would be very helpful if the effect of this control could be monitored while moving the slider before converting.
    otherwise, a great piece of software, and of course it's free.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "First three vids "not found'? I give up."

    August 13, 2010  |   By licecomb

    Version: YouTube Downloader 2.5.7

    Pros

    Easy to download and operate, just no end results.

    Cons

    Needs explanation of how a vid i'm watching "is not found."

    Summary

    did not work for me.

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