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aTube Catcher

CNET Editors' review

If you generally skip to the back of a review to read the results, we'll save you the trouble and state up front that aTube Catcher is the YouTube downloader to get. Not just because it's one of the few free and non-ad-supported tools of its kind, though that ought to be enough because it means it's not ad-linked and can download videos from lots of other Web sites, too, including Google, Dailymotion, Yahoo, Comedy Central, Spike, and many others. But aTube Catcher is actually a video toolkit packing many free tools such as DVD/Blu-Ray/CD Creator, DA DVD Ripper, Video & Audio Crop Tool, Queue Manager, Screen Record, Audio Recorder, and others. Some are built in while others require free downloads but integrate fully with aTube Catcher. This program also creates animated GIFs, Audio CDs, ringtones, and MP3s. It captures video streams, converts and merges videos, and erases rewriteable disks, too.

Neat, clean, and compact sums up aTube Catcher's dialog-size user interface, which opens on the Normal mode tab. This is the program's main tool, its video downloader. It's a lot like the others, with some notable (and welcome) exceptions, such as the Enable YouTube HD check box. Better yet, an Output Profile drop-down list offers dozens of different devices and formats, everything from AVI to Zune. It also offers No Conversion, NTSC and PAL TV formats, animated GIF, HD, and lots of other interesting choices. The other tabs access the program's other capable, no-nonsense tools: Stream Catcher, Screen Record, Video Converter, and more. As if that weren't enough, clicking the Tools menu revealed still more utilities as well as the General Settings, Cache, Language, and YouTube options. Add a Video Search Tool and MP3 Downloader to the tool list, incidentally.

Does it seem like aTube Catcher offers a bit too much? Nonsense! Just click Help on the toolbar. This program has one of the longest Help menus we've seen, including the Web-based Manual that opened as soon as our installation completed, as well as links to download codecs, WinpCap, and an Encoder Version. If you skipped to the end, we'll say it again: just get it.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great Free Program"

    May 22, 2010  |   By gorko2010

    Version: aTube Catcher 2.0.352

    Pros

    Cool new features and great downloading with excellent converting features.

    Cons

    Estimation of time is totally vague! and internet speed estimation is also poor compared to the previous version (version 1)
    Can't download video's from some sites listed in the supported sites list. But thankgod it can download videos from YOUTUBE.

    Summary

    Great free product

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent program for free"

    May 22, 2010  |   By asarks1611

    Version: aTube Catcher 2.0.352

    Pros

    I found this program after Orbit, witch I've been using for a long time, stop working after last couple upgrades from company. This one does what Orbit do, or should I say did, and much more.

    Cons

    None so far

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  • 4.0 stars

    "nice upgrade"

    May 18, 2010  |  

    Version: aTube Catcher 2.0.352

    Pros

    like all NEW features

    Cons

    some reason durring the conversion gets to 20% says done it plays all way through BUT 1 nun in the picture pixalates and looks choppy then returns normal 2x has no issue

    Summary

    LOOKS like winner if the converter is fixed

    Updated on May 20, 2010

    ok i found if you leave ENABLE YOUTUBE HD and ENABLE TURBO DOWNLOAD unchecked it seems to leave file from from pixalating

    Updated on May 31, 2010

    i updated from main page its listing as 2.0.370 even though update says not needed
    it seemed fix pixalation as smooth video

    Updated on May 31, 2010

    Bugs fixed:

    *Turbo engine - sometimes, ONLY under certain circumstances the videos are downloaded incomplete or just at the middle.

    *Downloads list doesn't save any files.

    Please install the latest release (2.0.370) to correct this bugs

    Updated on May 31, 2010

    Bugs fixed:

    *Turbo engine - sometimes, ONLY under certain circumstances the videos are downloaded incomplete or just at the middle.

    *Downloads list doesn't save any files.

    Please install the latest release (2.0.370) to correct this bugs

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