YouTube Downloader

YouTube Downloader

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 3833 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.5
  • Total Downloads:
    142,575,940
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 01, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    102.35KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    267,372
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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

    3.4

    out of 36 votes

    • 5 star 12
    • 4 star 11
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 8
  • All Versions

    3.5

    out of 3833 votes

    • 5 star 1409
    • 4 star 976
    • 3 star 387
    • 2 star 196
    • 1 star 865
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1 stars

"virus/glut"

November 01, 2012  |  By resonantfreq

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 3.5

Pros

none, its rubbish!

Cons

Its a virus+ installs its own toolbars, when i uninstalled it, there where two other programs that also had been installed automaticly. system is running much slower...its struggling even with writing this...

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1 stars

"Money Mongers! Get FREE YOUTUBE DOWNLOADER instead."

March 28, 2012  |  By Swash1967

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 3.5

Pros

There are NO PROS at all, as far as I am concerned.

Cons

This downloader quoted me that it would take a full hour for my download. I downloaded FREE YOUTUBE DOWNLOADER, and it only took about HALF that time instead. I noticed on this program's uploader it said: Go pro for faster downloads. I did better than that! I just removed your lousy program and installed this other, better and faster one FOR FREE! LOL

Summary

Don't even BOTHER with this trap and attempt to earn your hard-earned dollars. Go with FREE YOUTUBE DOWNLOADER instead. ;)

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5 stars

"excellant, no problems"

March 28, 2012  |  By markamis

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 3.5

Pros

does what it says, no less

Cons

none that i can find ....

Summary

haven't found a better one!

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2 stars

"OK but only works on "Officially" support sites"

March 27, 2012  |  By mdeley

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 3.5

Pros

Works on their chosen sites, and is great for You-Tube

Cons

Won't work on many more sites even though the technology is standard. There are many other flash/streaming video downloaders out there that work on any site. The challenge for these downloaders are to stay ahead of the website owners who want to keep their data local.

Summary

Search for other DL technologies (Orbit - but has it's issues on FF after V4, but great in IE9, Flash Video Downloader (FLV) works great in FF, kills IE9. If you're only life is on You-Tube, then you're all set, but then you're also missing out on so much more life on the internet ;-)

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4 stars

"Easy to use"

March 25, 2012  |  By RinoB

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 3.5

Pros

User friendly, small in size but does the job well

Cons

Sometimes hangs, requires a quick re-start of program

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1 stars

"YOU TUBE DOWNLOADER IS A VIRUS"

March 23, 2012  |  By IamSkycake

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 3.5

Pros

None - it's malware and very sticky virus.

Cons

It added 'drop down savings' that got in the way of nearly every webpage I surfed. Very aggravating.

I had to delete you tube downloader and restore my system Very bad sticky virus.

Summary

Don't do it. Shocked that cnet allows this crap to be here. Avoid like a virus - why ? Because it is a virus.

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5 stars

"Can now watch my favorite videos anywhere!!!"

March 21, 2012  |  By ThatManThere

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 3.5

Pros

ITS FREE!!! I can now watch YouTube videos even when I don't have internet access, or I can put it on my mobile device to watch on the go. It also downloads very fast, so you don't really NEED the premium version for faster downloads.

Cons

Have noticed some faults like not starting or the "Failed" status keeps coming up. The other thing is that for the premium version you have to pay 20 bucks.

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4 stars

"Works great."

March 21, 2012  |  By gwrsr1

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 3.5

Pros

makes media management easy!

Cons

this is dumb to fill in this area, I have no cons.

Summary

great product!

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1 stars

"It won't uninstall completely & has messed up browser"

March 21, 2012  |  By meowmiemeowmie

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 3.5

Pros

None, absolutely none. I was hopeful but am distressed over what it has done to my system.

Cons

If I could give it a -5 stars I would. It hijacked something, and now that I've uninstalled it cause it wouldn't work with the site I needed it to work with my videos taht I used to be able t watch now disappear after the first second and a 404 error pops up. This has some hijackng someting in it and totally screwed up my system. I'm not computer savy enough to figure out what it did but I want my system to work like it did before!! BAD BAD - stay away from this!!!!!! don't believe what you read about this. I should have known better I guess.

Summary

This is bad bad, - be warned - it weill hijack your browser and won't uninstall. I thought I would try this based on reviews - BAD BAD decision. I tired it on one site, it would not work on the site do I uninstalled it though the uninstall feature that comes with it. But now when I go to open videos I could watch quite well before I installed it - it tries to grab them or something and I end up with a 404 error. The toolbar is still there and i had to disable it in toolbars. It should have uninstalled when I uninstalled this thing. BAD BAD - stay away from this software unless you have money to pay someone to figure out how to get it out of your system. I distraught with trying to figure out how I'm going to fix this without redoing my whole system. Why do these things do this!!!!!!!!

Updated on Mar 21, 2012

Please forgive the spelling errors I made. I hit submit before I finished proofing my report.

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4 stars

"I chucked out IDM for You Tube Downloader"

March 20, 2012  |  By howaotto

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 3.5

Pros

Downloaded without hassle. Worked as advertised.

Cons

Genuinely free.

Summary

At first, I chosed Internet Download manager (IDM) but I found out IDM installs sends and receives data to the extent that all my PCs slowed down when my trial period was over! IDM popUps kept nagging to send money to them!
Uninstalling IDM was a terrible nuisance.
In the end, i had to reformat the hard drive and reinstall everything to be sure. My PCs speed was back to normal and no more hesitations when I had the IDM.

I am now using and recommend You Tube Downloader and FreeYouTube Downloader. So far I had no problems.


Please beware of trial programs particularly the unscrupulous IDM.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.5
Version 3.5 allows users to rename the downloaded/converted files. Vevo download/YouTube playlist download have been fixed. YouTube Downloader is now available in English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Chinese Simplified, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, Finnish, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Norwegian, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish and Swedish.
General
Publisher GreenTree Applications
Publisher web site http://youtubedownload.altervista.org/
Release Date March 01, 2012
Date Added March 01, 2012
Version 3.5
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 102.35KB
File Name YTDSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 142,575,940
Downloads Last Week 267,372
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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