YouTube Downloader

YouTube Downloader

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 3835 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.6
  • Total Downloads:
    142,650,224
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 28, 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

    3.3

    out of 58 votes

    • 5 star 19
    • 4 star 13
    • 3 star 6
    • 2 star 8
    • 1 star 12
  • 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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1 stars

"Author is greedy!"

May 24, 2012  |  By CommonSense123

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 3.6

Pros

Downloads like it says and can convert format,

Cons

1. Takes for ever unless you pay for the program
2. If you purchase it, a human has to send you your key in "48 hours". It took me several days to get my key. Totally unacceptable.
3. When you put your key in, it records it and saves the information about your computer so you can only use the key one time. If you reinstall your computer, you have to fill out a web form and wait "48 hours" for your new key.
4. You cannot install this on your home computer AND laptop. Pick one. One only! For software that only downloads videos and converts them, come on. That's greedy!

Summary

I would have never purchased this had I known. Do not make the same mistake I did.

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5 stars

"Fantstic -- recommend!"

May 23, 2012  |  By coopurrsmom

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 3.6

Pros

This software has done what it's supposed to do -- record the audio from YouTube. It's done EXACTLY what it's supposed to do. I chose MP3, and the files have been compatible in iTunes. Quality depends on the original link posted.

Cons

None! I've had no problems downloading the software or in uploading the audio.

Summary

Use it if you're really looking for some gems, and if you're not so concerned about quality. Again, the quality of the file recorded is based on the original. But for those of us who are true music fans and looking for the rare spots on youtube, it's well worth the free download.

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2 stars

"Crap software"

May 23, 2012  |  By mikesey_97

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 3.6

Pros

Limited number of sites work with it; but looks nice, if that matters.

Cons

Have to pay to get any real download speed

Summary

Put this on your computer and immediately be asked to PAY for a faster download. Sit and wait long looooooooong periods for this ***** to download your video. It used to be a great piece of kit before the designer of it got greedy.
I also find that one constantly gets "Failed" Failed" "Failed" notices when they shouldn;t have failed, 'not reliable' are the keywords for this software.

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5 stars

"Incredible.."

May 14, 2012  |  By ongjunhao1997

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 3.6

Pros

Fast and can download multiple videos at one time. You can go to sleep while downloading.

Cons

Sometimes can be quite slow.

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4 stars

"Does what it says."

May 14, 2012  |  By Tracie365

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 3.6

Pros

Uber-simple to use and has easily utilized options.

Cons

A little slow, but then again, I have DSL....

Summary

Perfectly happy with this tool.

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3 stars

"Does the job."

May 14, 2012  |  By TheRichardMoore

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 3.6

Pros

It can download YouTube videos.

Cons

Free version isn't too fast and can't download simultaneously.

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5 stars

"Works as advertised"

May 14, 2012  |  By serge_cbs

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 3.6

Pros

Seemed easy to use

Cons

Upgrade installs browser toolbar without permission

Summary

Works as advertised

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1 stars

"Does not work after a few days."

May 12, 2012  |  By qpyrk

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 3.6

Pros

Seemed easy to use.

Cons

After the first time I used it ,I tried to use a couple of days later and I got nothing but error notices.

Summary

This download was a wast of my time! It did not work after initial installation.

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2 stars

"good software, shame about the spyware"

May 11, 2012  |  By Northender70

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 3.6

Pros

YouTube Downloader works well, but ...

Cons

... "Widgi Toolbar" spyware was also installed on my computer - only found it by accident, but was able to delete it with ESET NOD32 anti-virus.

Summary

I would avoid downloading this.

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5 stars

"Worked quickly and easily"

May 11, 2012  |  By rookiegadgetuser

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 3.6

Pros

Worked as intended, very user friendly.

Cons

None that I know of, but I am not a frequent or expert user. For my limited needs it does the job perfectly and as intended.

Summary

Excellent download for me--worth it!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.6
Version 3.6 allows you to convert files to upload on your iPad. If you have the PRO license, you can now select more videos to convert at the same time. We also support new languages: Albanian, Belarusian, Estonian, Kurdish, and Turkish.
General
Publisher GreenTree Applications
Publisher web site http://youtubedownload.altervista.org/
Release Date March 28, 2012
Date Added March 28, 2012
Version 3.6
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows Vista, 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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