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.
YouTube Downloader allows you to download videos from YouTube, including HD and HQ videos, Facebook, Vevo, and dozens of other video sites and convert them to other video formats. The program is easy to use--just specify the URL for the video you want to download and click the Download button. The program also allows you to convert downloaded videos for iPod, iPhone, PSP, Cell Phone, Windows Media, XVid and MP3, or play video that you have previously downloaded or converted.
The YouTube Downloader interface includes a tabbed format for easy downloading, converting, and playing, and a new Activity tab allows you to keep track of multiple downloads and conversions in real time. The program has the ability to download full playlists as opposed to just one video. YouTube Downloader is available in English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Romanian and Russian. A premium version ($19.90) will unlock enhanced features such as faster download times or multiple concurrent downloads.
What's new in this version:
Version 3.3 added the file size in the Activity tab and also made the ETA more reliable. Added German, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian on top of English, Romanian and Russian languages.