YouTube Downloader

YouTube Downloader

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 3832 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.6
  • Total Downloads:
    142,650,224
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 18, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    102.35KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    267,372
  • 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

    3.7

    out of 30 votes

    • 5 star 12
    • 4 star 8
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 5
  • All Versions

    3.5

    out of 3832 votes

    • 5 star 1405
    • 4 star 976
    • 3 star 387
    • 2 star 196
    • 1 star 868
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5 stars

"Super easy, super reliable"

August 27, 2010  |  By thirdfury

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 2.6

Pros

Permits input of username/password so you can obtain locked/flagged videos through a YouTube account.

Cons

Works best with one-at-a-time DLing of the occasional file, not batch DLing. Does not support DL of playlists. Does not support conversion to formats other than MP4.

Summary

This is the only program I've found to obtain locked/flagged content. I don't mind inputting user/pass but some people would. I didn't experience the malware problem other people have flagged. I use this program to obtain single files that a batch downloader won't pull because of the flagging problem. If you need a format other than MP4, you'll have to convert it. (I use FormatFactory to convert to AVI. If you want to DL an entire playlist, I suggest Free YouTube Download.) Stay on top of the versioning for this program: they are pretty good about leaping on the code to update it when YouTube alters formats. Compared with other YouTube DLing tools, I like the file size and quality that this program generates the best.

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5 stars

"so easy to use"

August 27, 2010  |  By jura1313

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 2.6

Pros

Fast and intuitive

Cons

Better instructions needed so first attempt easier

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5 stars

"Really easy to understand and clear interface,"

August 27, 2010  |  By levyclive256

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 2.6

Pros

Really easy to understand and clear interface, not a complicated thing, but it does the job quickly and well.

Cons

Really easy to understand and clear interface, not a complicated thing, but it does the job quickly and well.

Summary

Really easy to understand and clear interface, not a complicated thing, but it does the job quickly and well.

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5 stars

"very user friendly"

August 26, 2010  |  By beyondballet

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 2.6

Pros

easy to use

Cons

no major issues that I can find

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2 stars

"Not working on YouTube"

August 26, 2010  |  By uddhava

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 2.6

Pros

It has worked fine before.

Cons

Now it's not doing the job.

Summary

I've used it successfully before and then when YouTube up dates their web site it doesn't work. Then I wait till the next version of YT Downloader and it usually works. However this time I am having no luck with it. Now I am using A Tube Catcher which is also free.

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4 stars

"SO FAR SO GOOD (suspicious)"

August 25, 2010  |  By Tsubasa-wing

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 2.6

Pros

The download speed is faster compare to previous version. More friendly used, explain detail

Cons

is a small cons, the youtube downloader dont seem to be sensitive enough when i download many video, but this also happen to previous version, my com problem

Summary

Is it real, really i dont seem to find so, i have antimalwarebytes and superantispyware, microsoft security essential, spyware blaster, IObit 360 and rising antivirus, they don't seem to detect anything, note i do daily scan and update there is none at all. I have revo uninstaller and ccleaner to find the installer, yup there is no toolbar install in there. When install youtube downloader, i unchecked the toolbar install, cause mostly i know is there is either virus or stupid pop-up. And ya the install just do what i want. So far there is no toolbar install in my two browser IE and Firefox. Can someone or somebody please tell me what is going on. SO far no problem for this version, i used direct download, as my youtube downloader notify me for update

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4 stars

"worth a try"

August 25, 2010  |  By iialve

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 2.6

Pros

easy to handle

Cons

keep on!!!

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5 stars

"Ready to use"

August 25, 2010  |  By Burl1201

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 2.6

Pros

Really easy to understand and clear interface, not a complicated thing, but it does the job quickly and well.

Cons

nothing to complain about

Summary

Best because it's free, simple to use, no problem installing, running, clear interface, great for people who need to save videos and convert to popular formats. Couldn't ask for more.

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5 stars

"nice kind of web"

August 25, 2010  |  By Hamthum

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 2.6

Pros

this is really a nice free and easy one

Cons

nothing which hates me in this product

Summary

this is easy to get any kid of videos downloaded

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5 stars

"Works great"

August 25, 2010  |  By Jim_Putman

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 2.6

Pros

Fast, simple and effecient. A worthy program of having.

Cons

None so far

Summary

A good program for this site to have and give to its customers for downloading its products.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.6
Version 2.6 has added download support for FaceBook and 11 other sites including Crackle, RedTube, and VodPod.
General
Publisher GreenTree Applications
Publisher web site http://youtubedownload.altervista.org/
Release Date August 12, 2010
Date Added August 18, 2010
Version 2.6
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 102.35KB
File Name YTDSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 142,650,224
Downloads Last Week 267,372
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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