"Brilliant! High quality downloads made fast and easy"
Version: YouTube Video Downloader 3.7.19
Quick and clean installation
Fast downloads in quality of your choice
Haven't found any. (There was a small glitch when, after I had downloaded the first video and then tried to download a second one, I got an on-screen message saying my trial period had expired, even though I had only downloaded the program the same day. However, I closed the program and opened it again, and it has worked fine ever since. I'm only including this comment in case anyone else runs into the same issue.)
Having read a lot of negative user reviews about other download managers, some of which apparently include trojans and other malware, I decided to give this one a go and I'm very glad I did - it's a really excellent little program with a simple but highly functional user interface. I found it very easy to schedule downloads, which were fast and carried on in the background without interfering with or slowing down my work.
Installation was quick and clean, with no unwanted toolbars sneaking in and no hi-jacking of search engine defaults etc., as reported with certain other programs. You can choose the download quality from a range of settings, or simply select "Highest available". You can choose what happens if you try to download a file that already exists: receive a warning message so that you can take action; download with a different file name; overwrite the existing file, or cancel the download. Other features include extensions for IE, Firefox and Chrome - e.g. you can have a "download" button on your browser toolbar.
I used this program successfully to download crucial videos from my own YouTube channel, to which I had lost access through an oversight. The job was completely straightforward and surprisingly quick, using the "Accelerate downloads" setting, which I think is the default. I would recommend this program without hesitation.
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