aTube Catcher

aTube Catcher

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.9.1347
  • Total Downloads:
    3,768,496
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 11, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    15.73MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7,527
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Note: aTube Catcher is enabled with the CNET Installer.

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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  • Current Version

    4.0

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    • 4 star 1
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    • 2 star 2
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  • All Versions

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    out of 160 votes

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

"it works but..."

April 29, 2013  |  By dirtyjake9000

 |  Version: aTube Catcher 2.9.1347

Pros

actually does what you want quite easily

Cons

doesn't let you record at 48khz wav
installs loads of extra nonsense, chrome extensions, some weird game software and that's just the stuff I've found. This is when I did the custom install and deselected all the extra optional stuff i could.
This is the kind of software that means you'll need to reinstall your OS in 6 months if you keep installing software from here.

Summary

I feel like I've let a PC rapist into my house.

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4 stars

"GREAT SOFTWARE BUT BE CAREFUL!!!"

March 09, 2013  |  By johnsmith3106

 |  Version: aTube Catcher 2.9.1347

Pros

Works better than any other download software I have every used. I have tried about 6 different ones from Cnet.ocm.

Cons

Be careful, I scanned my computer with Malwarebytes right after I installed this software and it found something called rogue.link software that came with aTube Catcher. I let Malwarebytes uninstall the rogue.link software and everything work well from that point on.

Summary

Very good software but watch out for the harmful software that may come with it if you're not careful. Make sure to do a Malwarebytes full scan immediately after you install it.

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5 stars

"It's awesome!"

March 06, 2013  |  By KipGoeing

 |  Version: aTube Catcher 2.9.1347

Pros

It's so easy to grab a video or audio.
And it's so fast.
You can download it to pretty much any file format you want.
Even HD videos.
It's free!

Cons

Pay attention to what you're installing during the installation process.
There are a lot of extra features that I never use. (not really a con)

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2 stars

"Works well but nothing in life is free"

February 19, 2013  |  By FallingToasters

 |  Version: aTube Catcher 2.9.1347

Pros

The program does work as long as you keep it up to date.

Cons

I think this program contains spyware. After a while of having this on my computer, whenever I was typing in a text box, something would quickly pop up on my computer then disappear, which was a pain because it interrupted what I was typing. When I uninstalled this program and restarted my computer, the problem went away.

That actually happened twice. The first time it happened, Avast located the source of the problem was one of the programs related to this one (YouTube Downloader, I think) but I had both aTube and Downloader on this computer. The second time around, I only had aTube Catcher.

Summary

I personally wouldn't recommend it because of the spyware.

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5 stars

"Love it so far"

February 13, 2013  |  By iswaryam

 |  Version: aTube Catcher 2.9.1347

Pros

Simple but comprehensive interface. Installs fairly easily and it's easy to start a download too. Converted output is good too. The amount of supported media formats offered is amazing....

Cons

None so far

Summary

Will hold on to this downloader for a while...

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5 stars

"So far pleased with the program"

February 05, 2013  |  By RTM999999

 |  Version: aTube Catcher 2.9.1347

Pros

Quickly down loads selected videos, easy to use interface, nice layout.

Cons

None that I have found so far

Summary

Overall I am pleased with the way the program has worked for me so far and it was free and free of spyware and that is quite a plus compared to the other available options that I have tried so far.

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5 stars

"Great program in a small package and does the job well."

January 06, 2013  |  By draw1945

 |  Version: aTube Catcher 2.9.1347

Pros

Works well and is easy to use.

Cons

None as of yet

Summary

All around great little program.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher DsNet
Publisher web site http://www.dsnetwb.com/
Release Date December 10, 2012
Date Added December 11, 2012
Version 2.9.1347
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Additional Requirements DirectX 9.0 library, Windows Media Player 10, Adobe Flash Player 10
Download Information
File Size 15.73MB
File Name aTube_Catcher_SOMOTO_8004.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,768,496
Downloads Last Week 7,527
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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