YouTube Video Downloader

YouTube Video Downloader

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 28 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.7.17
File Size:
10.61MB
Date Added:
July 03, 2014
Price:
Free to try (10-day trial); $29.99 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
2,045,095
Downloads Last Week:
26,582
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Downloading YouTube videos has become so popular that premium utilities with extra features and improved performance are starting to displace primitive, ad-linked freeware among frequent YouTube users. YouTube Video Downloader is shareware that's free to use for 30 days, which ought to be enough time to determine if the program is worth paying for. A lot depends on how many videos you download from YouTube and other video hosting sites: some users might be satisfied with less capable tools, but others will realize that YouTube Video Downloader makes their life easier, especially when it comes to downloading and converting videos to load and play on your phone, tablet, and other devices. Just pick your video, device, and quality: YouTube Video Downloader does the rest, including choosing the right format and automatically converting your videos to it, one by one or in large batches.

YouTube Video Downloader's user interface is plain and simple (which is just fine with us) with a high-quality look and feel to the buttons. The Help menu includes a link to a Web-based manual with screenshots and instructions, while an Options and Settings menus let us configure the program, its file associations, and other options. You can add videos to YouTube Video Downloader by browsing, pasting or adding URLs or by dragging and dropping video links and files directly into the program's main window or a desktop drop box. Drop-down lists let us select the quality for situations where multiple downloads of different sizes and quality are available for files. The Convert to Format list is especially long and contains individual selections for Video, Audio, and Device. We could also set video output quality to HD 720p and 1080p as well as PowerPoint, Yahoo, Custom, and Auto output settings.

YouTube Video Downloader worked well. Clicking Paste URL pasted Clipboard data into the program's queue; each item had an individual Browse link, too. What sets this program apart from the free tools is its easy conversion and output options, its HD capability, and its support; best of all, it's not ad-linked, so it can download videos from tons of sites, not just YouTube.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Youtube Video Downloader 3.0.4.

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  • 5 stars

    "this software is magic"

    July 02, 2014   |   By thebigboss19

    Version: YouTube Video Downloader 3.7.16

    Pros

    This is amazing, i've used YouTube Video Downloader for several months. I'd give it a five star rating for ease of use and end result. After downloading one or two videos, the process is intuitive and flawless. The video quality is excellent and the ability to assign video types allows me to designate the video for what works best on specific media devices. The related software, MP4 converter, is equally excellent.

    Cons

    you can not use it and feel sad

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  • 5 stars

    "Absolute Best and Easiest YouTube Video Downloader!"

    June 28, 2014   |   By calicodog

    Version: YouTube Video Downloader 3.7.16

    Pros

    Simple to use
    Downloads in the format and quality I want
    Runs in the background so I can keep working
    Fast and easy to use.

    Cons

    None that are worth mentioning, very complete program.

    Summary

    I have tried them all. Some work great for a while but then stop working, others do not download the file type that I want or the highest quality. Especially in Chrome, which is my browser of choice. Just three button clicks and the video is on its way!

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  • 4 stars

    "Quick, easy."

    June 28, 2014   |   By Russianguy7

    Version: YouTube Video Downloader 3.7.16

    Pros

    Fast
    Simple
    Easy directory selection

    Cons

    No preset directories
    10-day trial which is why I'm writing this review because
    Too many Youtube Downloaders that make it hard to choose which one you used from the past

    Summary

    Blah

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  • 5 stars

    "This is a truly great and convenient software app."

    June 22, 2014   |   By kowalobear

    Version: YouTube Video Downloader 3.7.15

    Pros

    Very fast download speeds
    Comes with MP4 converter and player
    Many options to personalize the program to your liking
    Very Convenient
    Downloads in great quality up to 1080p
    Google Chrome browser extension
    Updated Frequently
    Works with many different browsers

    Cons

    If there are any I have not noticed them and if there are any, they must be so miniscule that they do not effect your experience at all

    Summary

    This software is truly one of the best if not the best software of its kind. I recommend everyone get it because it makes the process of downloading and playing video so much easier and takes stress and frustration out of the process and is really just a joy to have on my computer. Shout out to the developers for such a great job on this.

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  • 4 stars

    "Yes, this one is work."

    June 20, 2014   |   By DaniellManion

    Version: YouTube Video Downloader 3.7.15

    Pros

    Everything

    Cons

    Nothing to say.

    Summary

    I tried different software but this one is work.

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  • 5 stars

    "Easy to Use and Does More Than It Offers"

    April 11, 2014   |   By thestuffedone

    Version: YouTube Video Downloader 3.7.7

    Pros

    Are you preparing for a ten hour car ride with Grandma and need some entertainment to keep you from going crazy? YouTube Downloader is the perfect tool because it actually does what it says it does and more. Simply paste in the URL of the video, click download, and you have your video saved to the computer. It records in extremely high quality and the file sizes are surprisingly pretty small so the video doesn't take up your entire hard drive. Overall,YouTube Downloader saved me from complete boredom when I didn't have internet.

    Cons

    There are no cons.

    Summary

    Easy to use, small size, high quality video.

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent product!"

    April 05, 2014   |   By ktrogers

    Version: YouTube Video Downloader 3.7.7

    Pros

    I've used YouTube Video Downloader for several months. I'd give it a five star rating for ease of use and end result (s). After downloading one or two videos, the process is intuitive and flawless. The video quality is excellent and the ability to assign video types allows me to designate the video for what works best on specific media devices (i.e. computer vs. Blackberry). The related software, MP4 converter, is equally excellent.

    Cons

    None to think of.

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  • 4 stars

    "It works, easy to setup."

    April 01, 2014   |   By sunk818

    Version: YouTube Video Downloader 3.7.7

    Pros

    Free version works well to take YouTube videos and make a MP3 out of it. The default configuration works well. Just set your video quality, audio quality, and where you want to save it.

    Cons

    -1 star for the tricky install. Make sure you use custom install to uncheck all the extra installs and decline any other software.

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  • 4 stars

    "Fast and easy to use"

    March 21, 2014   |   By allenc48

    Version: YouTube Video Downloader 3.7.4

    Pros

    multi video download, faster than YTD

    Cons

    not free after 10 days.

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  • 5 stars

    "Exactly What I Need"

    March 18, 2014   |   By muhafidh19

    Version: YouTube Video Downloader 3.7.4

    Pros

    Accurately captures the video with perfectly synchronized audio (which was a concern for me), from a variety of online sources (not just YouTube). I've used it on Dailymotion.com to capture episodes of a rare television series in HD for which no purchasable DVDs exist, and YouTube Video Downloader saved an exact playable copy on my computer in high quality. (Using another program, I transferred the video to DVD playable on my television.) YouTube Video Downloader will duplicate the exact quality of the original, even if it is HD. It then lets me convert the output to any format (MP4, WMV, etc.) that I choose.

    Cons

    One caveat: This program (at least while it is in its free phase) works fine in Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox, but not in Google Chrome. If you try it in Chrome, it will merely report that it cannot access the video through the link that you have provided, but it will not tell you why. (I will soon register the paid program. If it then starts working in Chrome, then that will just make it perfect.)

    Summary

    Overall, YouTube Video Downloader is a great program. Nothing about it prevents me from doing exactly what I want with it. The program is mostly intuitive, and you can easily learn it on short notice and begin using it immediately.

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