YouTube Downloader

YouTube Downloader

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 3835 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.7
  • Total Downloads:
    142,650,224
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 10, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    102.35KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    267,372
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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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 147 votes

    • 5 star 59
    • 4 star 48
    • 3 star 19
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 17
  • All Versions

    3.5

    out of 3835 votes

    • 5 star 1405
    • 4 star 976
    • 3 star 387
    • 2 star 196
    • 1 star 871
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4 stars

"this is a good software version and i want it back"

July 05, 2011  |  By al_01420

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 2.7

Pros

this software allows you to download youtube videos and convert them to the file that suits you best. the best version of any youtube downloader.

Cons

it is a bit slow but it doesn't really matter as long as you can download the videos you want

Summary

Please CNET bring this version of youtube downloader back. I accidentally deleted mine and i want to download it again. this version is way better than 3.1!!!

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5 stars

"good software"

March 27, 2011  |  By malambu

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 2.7

Pros

good use, downloading videos

Cons

i needs something to work with others

Summary

reliable tool downloading

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5 stars

"Great program."

March 24, 2011  |  By joebeckham

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 2.7

Pros

I've been using YouTube Downloader for well over a year now. I've been through all the updates, and I really like it. Very simple interface, and very user-friendly.
Download speeds are great, depending on your internet speed and computer speed.

Cons

I dislike the past 2 updates. Before, you were able to download and convert multiple videos at a time. Now you can only convert one at a time.
But that is the only problem I have with this product after almost 18 months of use.

Summary

I recommend THIS one over any of the others ANY day.
Oh, did I mention that it's not only a 'YouTube' downloader? Visit their website [www.*****************.altervista.org] to see the full list of websites you can download from.
This program is very universal and you can use it to convert ANY file, video, or song to any other file format. (Convert videos to music, and music to different formats.) That means you can download a YouTube video of a song, convert it to mp3, and use it on your ipod or favorite music-playing device for free. No more itunes. (;

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1 stars

"23rd March 2011 - CANNOT DOWNLOAD YOU-TUBE anymore"

March 24, 2011  |  By upperiscope

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 2.7

Pros

2.7 version looks intuitive and likable

Cons

Previous version was great and download in mpeg4 but this version download in Flv only !!

Summary

It get worse. Since a few days ago, it is unable to download any from you-tube." Video link cannot be found" DVDsoft is having the same problem too at this time. IDM works fine but it slows down the pc terrribly. Hopefully youtube downloader will address the recent problem real soon!

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3 stars

"nice product"

March 24, 2011  |  By q8staff

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 2.7

Pros

soo easy to use

Cons

ihope the new version nice and easy like old one

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3 stars

"Works well for capturing videos"

March 24, 2011  |  By flaldrider

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 2.7

Pros

Easy to use and intuitive

Cons

Can be slow at times on downloads

Summary

Good free product

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2 stars

"Good program...when it decides to work. :("

March 24, 2011  |  By Reneepl

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 2.7

Pros

It was really simple to use when it worked.

Cons

Went to use it after some time and it just didn't work. I made sure I had the latest version, etc. and it just didn't download anything.

Summary

Had to uninstall.

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5 stars

"Just incredible"

March 23, 2011  |  By shashank91

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 2.7

Pros

This software is incredible...

Cons

The Youtube downloader is the best software to get videos from internet into ur PC.... So enjoy.......! Now u can download ur fav. video into ur mobile too.

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4 stars

"Youtube Downloader..."

March 23, 2011  |  By DragonsFireHeart

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 2.7

Pros

works as it says, pretty fast conversion, gives you the option to make sure you only install the program itself

Cons

Worked a few times then kept getting errors for IE which I was NOT using for the download of the video...had to UNinstall it and will give it one more try...and yes I only installed the program itself, no extras!

Summary

Bottom line will be in my update of a second install. I am hoping it was just
a glitch or something, as it is a great utility for my needs; Quick and user friendly.

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3 stars

"I need something to work with other clips/websites"

March 23, 2011  |  By allendouglass714

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 2.7

Pros

works on You Tube

Cons

but I need something to work with other clips/websites

Summary

I need something to work with other clips/websites

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.7
Version 2.7 fixes downloading from Facebook and other sites, adds support for downloading additional HQ formats from YouTube, and improves video conversion (and still fixes downloading video from YouTube after their December 8 update).
General
Publisher GreenTree Applications
Publisher web site http://youtubedownload.altervista.org/
Release Date February 10, 2011
Date Added February 10, 2011
Version 2.7
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 7
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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