YouTube Downloader

YouTube Downloader

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 3818 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.2
  • Total Downloads:
    140,619,664
  • Date Added:
    July 07, 2011
  • File Size:
    10.92MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    270,241
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7

Editors' Note: YouTube Downloader includes optional bundled software that may trigger alerts from security software. YouTube Downloader has been tested for malware by the CNET Download.com team and meets our security requirements.

Editors' Review

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YouTube Downloader is a popular, free program that enables you to download and convert online videos (legal content, to which you have the rights) for later viewing on your desktop or mobile device. It can convert files to MOV, MP4, 3GP, WMV, AVI, or MP3.

The name "YouTube Downloader" is terribly misleading because the program, in fact, downloads a whole lot more than just YouTube videos. On the developer's site, you can find an extensive list of additional supported sites including Facebook and Vimeo. This wide net of support easily pushes YouTube Downloader to the top of its category.

When you find a video you'd like to download, copy the URL of the video page and open YouTube Downloader. From there, you'll notice that the program automatically pastes the URL into the appropriate field. Choose your desired Download quality (Best Available is a nice option) and your destination folder, then hit Download. Once your download is finished, hit the Play tab to watch. The Convert tab lets you export to a different file format for playing elsewhere, and gives you a convenient mini editor for making minor alterations before your export. You can change video volume (or remove audio altogether) and splice footage by setting specific start and end times.

One thing that disappointed us was the absence of a one-step download-and-convert function in the free version. If you want the one-step convenience, you'll have to upgrade to Pro ($19.90), which also gives you the capability of downloading multiple videos at once. Also, it would've been nice to be able to name files before downloading them, but that's certainly not a deal-breaker.

For online video enthusiasts looking to download non-copyrighted or personally owned videos, YouTube Downloader appears to be a near-perfect tool. Sure it's missing a few minor conveniences, but its simplicity and the fact that it casts such a wide net of support for online video sites make it virtually unbeatable.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.8

    out of 41 votes

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    3.5

    out of 3818 votes

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    • 4 star 975
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    "Latest version has Spygot malware. Do not download."

    October 07, 2014

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.2.2

    Pros

    WAS a great program.

    Cons

    Latest version has Spygot Malware.

    Summary

    Latest version has Spygot malware. Do not download.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 3.2
    Version 3.2 fixed some minor issues and also added more sites from which you can now download.
    General
    Publisher GreenTree Applications
    Publisher web site http://youtubedownload.altervista.org/
    Release Date July 01, 2011
    Date Added July 07, 2011
    Version 3.2
    Category
    Category Internet Software
    Subcategory Download Managers
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 10.92MB
    File Name YTDSetup.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 140,619,664
    Downloads Last Week 270,241
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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