aTube Catcher

aTube Catcher

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 160 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2.519
  • Total Downloads:
    3,571,042
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 27, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    16.3MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6,875
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.6

    out of 39 votes

    • 5 star 18
    • 4 star 9
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 9
  • All Versions

    3.5

    out of 160 votes

    • 5 star 77
    • 4 star 25
    • 3 star 6
    • 2 star 13
    • 1 star 39
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5 stars

"AWSOME!! It works great! Get it!"

November 25, 2010  |  By gregorq

 |  Version: aTube Catcher 2.2.519

Pros

-reliable
-good quality
-other bonuses
-FREE!

Cons

- a tad slow (large videos)

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2 stars

"Does the job... But reconfigures browser without asking"

November 22, 2010  |  By Magma2050

 |  Version: aTube Catcher 2.2.519

Pros

It does what is says. Extracts streamed videos and converts them to any format you select.

Cons

It installs so much junk, without giving you any opt-outs! Ask toolbar, quickstores, resets your homepage and your search provider to ask.com...

Summary

Don't install this program. It functions exactly the way it should, but you'll have to clean up the mess it leaves in your browsers afterwards.

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2 stars

"Horrible - junkware, will not uninstall"

November 17, 2010  |  By dmacdakiller

 |  Version: aTube Catcher 2.2.519

Pros

does the job.

Cons

i completed the update downloaded and installed. turns out it changed my home page and installed the ASK toolbar. during installation it offered the Google toolbar which i didn't check so it would not be installed now i cannot remove the ask toolbar.

Summary

If your antivirus software can catch the 'catcher' then fine. but if you feel violated and your computer isnt safe as it installed the ask toolbar which it shouldnt have, do not download. norton 360 said it was safe.... yeah right.

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1 stars

"Contains MALWARE!!"

November 17, 2010  |  By softwarechalenger

 |  Version: aTube Catcher 2.2.519

Pros

NONE!!!!!!

Cons

MALWARE!!!!!!

Summary

Download.com disappoints me

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3 stars

"I de-installed it"

November 16, 2010  |  By internet at 38Kft

 |  Version: aTube Catcher 2.2.519

Pros

Seemed like it could do the job

Cons

I did not trust the program

Summary

I wanted to capture a video from a news station and it did not do the job

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5 stars

"Great Great"

November 15, 2010  |  By Mishimoqua

 |  Version: aTube Catcher 2.2.519

Pros

I love it easy, convenient, it strongly recommend it

Cons

nothing I love it all

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5 stars

"awesome software"

November 12, 2010  |  By palpha

 |  Version: aTube Catcher 2.2.519

Pros

FREE, easy to use, does alot of stuff,

Cons

Haven't yet gotten any problem with this software

Summary

better to have this than separate software to do different stuff..

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5 stars

"A great resource"

November 11, 2010  |  By PJMchaffie

 |  Version: aTube Catcher 2.2.519

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

I have not researched the details of the program.

Summary

I love it!

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5 stars

"Fun program, does what it says, and then some."

November 06, 2010  |  By dignit

 |  Version: aTube Catcher 2.2.519

Pros

It does capture sound and video from your screen, can be used to search and download mp3s, works great for youtube videos, etc...I highly recommend downloading this and just playing around to see what it does. It's simple to use.

Cons

When I did a screen capture, the quality was okay, but not fantastic...better than I'd expect for a free product though. Also, the burning aspect doesn't allow files to be re-arranged in terms of tracks, so I likely won't use it.

Summary

This is a really great program...since you can capture any sound or motions on your screen It could also be used to create demos on how to use software, etc., in addition to all of the other functionality. The ability to search out mp3s is neat as well. Highly recommend.

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1 stars

"Crashes does not capture all videos on web page"

November 01, 2010  |  By ntif86

 |  Version: aTube Catcher 2.2.519

Pros

None free good interface

Cons

doew NOT capture all videos off a web page

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.2.519
Version 2.2.519 adds Vevo support.
General
Publisher DsNet
Publisher web site http://www.dsnetwb.com/
Release Date September 27, 2010
Date Added September 27, 2010
Version 2.2.519
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows NT, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003, Windows Me
Additional Requirements DirectX 9.0 library, Windows Media Player 10, Adobe Flash Player 10
Download Information
File Size 16.3MB
File Name aTubeCatcher.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,571,042
Downloads Last Week 6,875
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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