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Solid YouTube Downloader and Converter


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  • Date Added:
    Mar. 14, 2013
  • Price:
    Free to try (50-percent conversion trial); $29.95 to buy (Buy it now)
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Editors' Review


Solid YouTube Downloader differs from nearly every YouTube downloader we've tried in one significant way: you have to pay for it. Actually, two ways: almost all the others are free, and frankly it shows. Solid proved superior in performance and looks compared to the vast majority of free YouTube downloaders, which are usually little more than glorified ad pop-ups with some simple embedded code. With batch downloading and converting, including videos from your files and DVDs, Solid can make your life easier. You can try it and see for yourself for 30 days, though the free trial version limits conversions and places a watermark on videos.

Solid's interface was our first hint that this app eclipses most YouTube downloaders, free or not. With an embedded player and basic control suite, Solid is simple but not stripped down. It has lots of options, but its unique way of presenting them not only makes things easier on users but also much clearer. For instance, when we selected an output format for our converted videos, Solid presented an interactive menu of choices grouped intuitively by common video and audio types as well as by devices, with lots of choices under each item, too. We just had to click on our phone or player, choose a destination and options, and Solid did the rest. Help resources are thin, but licensing includes support, and Solid is easy to use, quickly and easily downloading and converting YouTube videos and our saved files, one by one and in batches.

Is Solid worth the cost versus the best of the freeware? Well, yes, actually, if you use YouTube a lot. You might have to go through half a dozen free YouTube downloaders before you find one almost as good as this app, and your time is worth something. Bottom line: if you spend more than a few minutes a day downloading YouTube videos, or if your job or interests can benefit from a better tool, or if you've just about had it with the freeware you're currently trying to make work for you, Solid YouTube Downloader definitely rates a tryout.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Solid Youtube Downloader and Converter 4.9.5.

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User Reviews

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1 stars

"Terrible Service"

June 03, 2013  |  By jltamu1

2013-06-03 18:35:14  |  By jltamu1

 |  Version: Solid YouTube Downloader and Converter 5.0.6


Nothing good to say.


::::::::: 48 HOURS ::::::: to get the Registration Code.
If you need this type of product now...go somewhere else.
They can charge your card immediately, they can send you and email tell you in the next couple of days They will send you a code to actually use the product. Complete waste of time and money..thank goodness for the charge-back system!

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5 stars

"Extra features, but No extra payment"

April 08, 2013  |  By TingDerrick

2013-04-08 03:29:10  |  By TingDerrick

 |  Version: Solid YouTube Downloader and Converter 5.0.6


This tool got update again. Luckily, no extra payment for extra features.


no for now


It's worth of its cost

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1 stars

"Don't want Facesmooch or Search.Conduit? Too bad."

April 04, 2013  |  By Azzurrolou

2013-04-04 16:44:44  |  By Azzurrolou

 |  Version: Solid YouTube Downloader and Converter 5.0.6


None. Never got it to work. Entered a YouTube url, and it told me that it was an invalid YouTube url.


During the install, I was asked if I wanted the Facesmooch toolbar. I indicated no, but it installed anyway along with the search engine, Search.Conduit.


It was a waste of my time.

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4 stars

"Simple to use, solves the problem."

March 26, 2013  |  By sgcae

2013-03-26 07:14:02  |  By sgcae

 |  Version: Solid YouTube Downloader and Converter 5.0.6


Easy to use, multiple download formats, responsive tech support when problems occur.


Had problems downloading and installing, tech support was responsive and solved the issue.


I would recommend this product. I use it to download videos for the classroom that otherwise I would not be able to share.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.0.6
Version 5.0.6 supports latest YouTube change.
Publisher TopviewSoft
Publisher web site
Release Date March 12, 2013
Date Added March 14, 2013
Version 5.0.6
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 13.15MB
File Name solid-youtube-downloader.exe
Total Downloads 2,063,925
Downloads Last Week 1,196
License Model Free to try
Limitations 50-percent conversion trial
Price $29.95

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