aTube Catcher

aTube Catcher

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 159 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.3.636
  • Total Downloads:
    3,571,042
  • Date Added:
    July 21, 2011
  • File Size:
    16.3MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6,875
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

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

    3.9

    out of 8 votes

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  • All Versions

    3.5

    out of 159 votes

    • 5 star 76
    • 4 star 25
    • 3 star 6
    • 2 star 13
    • 1 star 39
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5 stars

"Great product - one of my favorite programs now"

September 04, 2011  |  By DownloadUser101

 |  Version: aTube Catcher 2.3.636

Pros

Great software. easy to use. intuitive. You copy a link and click download. Pretty easy to configure to what you need without instructions.

Cons

Could use a real manual. The link for it just takes you to the site, not a real manual for each feature you may want to know more about. You may need to hunt thru there for the less obvious features to learn more about them.

Summary

You can get downloading a vid in no time and have it at the same quality as the orginal video. Takes about less than 3 min to grab and convert a 3 minute HD 1080p vid, and even less time for a 10 min 360p one. (I have an old 6 year comp with 2 gig mem)
Also a screen vid recording capture is nice too and intutive. May not be the best (I don't use this type of software a lot), but easy to get going for simple uses.

Usually with a program like this I'll have just downloaded it for the one use I have and be done with it, but I love it's simplicity and versitility.

The enable youtube monitor is one that I didn't understand from the title, but it's just when you click on a video a popup will appear allowing you to begin downloading that video if you like. Url monitor is similar.

So a lot of the program automates the work for you. If you copy a link, it will be in the url for you already if you want to do it more manually.

Stream catcher is nice. You just go to a site and it will start grabbing the video for you without you needing to know the url for that vid. It won't grab all copyrighted stuff tho, but overall this is a sweet program.

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5 stars

"Great software"

August 30, 2011  |  By jalderwood

 |  Version: aTube Catcher 2.3.636

Pros

Feature rich, works well, clean install, auto update, built in conversion options, lots of things you didn't know existed.

Cons

I wouldn't dare

Summary

I've used several tube downloaders over the years, which usually stopped working when YT changed something and the developer didn't keep up. These guys have been on the ball. They clearly wanted to make the best downloader ever and it is very feature rich and full of options. It also appears they're committed to keeping it free of malware and it says so in plain language in their license.

Consider making a donation on their site if you like it.

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5 stars

"Only Tube software I use"

August 23, 2011  |  By iagrl

 |  Version: aTube Catcher 2.3.636

Pros

It's quick, easy, and gets the vid you want. Only program I use for YouTube.

Cons

Sometimes slow in downloading the video.

Summary

I have used this software for the last couple of years. Even with the upgrades it's still my number 1 program for downloading my YouTube videos. I have yet to find any malware, spyware or other with this software. I've run it through Trend Micro, AVG, Avast. Nothing pops up. Though my anti-virus changes with price, my YouTube grabber is still the same. The best software out there for this kind of video capture.

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1 stars

"Sneaky Bastids!"

August 08, 2011  |  By DraggerLok

 |  Version: aTube Catcher 2.3.636

Pros

It downloads and works a bit

Cons

Works then finds an "upgrade" it won't let you ignore first warning, once you "upgrade" it no longer works at all shame on them shame on cnet for not spotting it. NO STARS FOR YOU!!

Summary

Free? no time limit? I'm really disappointed with cnet, so many downloads now come with uninvited installs it's inexcusable to review without noticing - shame on them. NO STARS FOR YOU - SHOULD HAVE NEGATIVE STARS!!

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1 stars

"It set off my antivirus software AVG"

August 07, 2011  |  By DaveJ10

 |  Version: aTube Catcher 2.3.636

Pros

None. I didn't install it.

Cons

As soon as I started the installation program, AVG said c:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe was a threat and was going to move it to the vault. This file is part of Windows so I didn't move it to the vault.

Summary

I didn't install it. Maybe I should get rid of AVG too since it wanted to get rid of part of the operating system. I wonder what would have happened it I had chosen to move the file to the vault.

Updated on Aug 7, 2011

I downloaded a version a few weeks ago and it worked without setting off AVG. I am using Windows XP

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5 stars

"marvelous little tool, does more than the pay versions"

August 02, 2011  |  By macxtc1

 |  Version: aTube Catcher 2.3.636

Pros

converts fast and easy... easy to use without any hand holding, made flawless copys of my videos to play on my PSP...

Cons

the name is misleading because of the large amount of duties this program can preform... it did have a conversion problem with some .flv files... but that could be because of me being a novice with this program..

Summary

superior product, excellent amount of work it can do... this should make the premium mfg.'s redouble their efforts to come up with something better!! I SALUTE THE PROGRAMMERS!!!

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4 stars

"WORKS NO TIME LIMITS"

July 31, 2011  |  By mcalleyboy

 |  Version: aTube Catcher 2.3.636

Pros

I was able to download full video's from Youtube and they did not get cut off like, the ass for a program called real player free verzion.

Cons

Downloads only Youtube video's and you are limited to one video at a time. You have to input the video URL address in the search block, there is no such animal as click on a link by the video you want to record.

Summary

Works great, it's free, no limits on time when recording.

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5 stars

"Best software on my computer right now"

July 27, 2011  |  By joeyyowee

 |  Version: aTube Catcher 2.3.636

Pros

I love everything about this program. It's easy to use and everything works on it.

Cons

There isn't anything wrong with it

Summary

I use this program for everything.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher DsNet
Publisher web site http://www.dsnetwb.com/
Release Date July 21, 2011
Date Added July 21, 2011
Version 2.3.636
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 98, Windows, Windows 2003, Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008
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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