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Youtube Downloader&Convertor

By Mvmicrosystem Free Editors' Rating
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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

With the popularity of YouTube, a tool that downloads and converts videos from the site sounds like a great idea. And it is, in theory. In practice, this Internet Explorer add-on's missing Help file makes it impossible to use.

Youtube Downloader & Converter's boring but seemingly simple interface features a field for the video URL, a download status bar, file conversion options (WMV, 3GP, MP3), as well as the option to download the video without a conversion. We weren't sure if we had to copy/paste the URL or visit YouTube directly. We clicked on the Help link, and nothing happened. We clicked on the shortcut button to search YouTube, and nothing happened. So, we decided to visit YouTube ourselves, hoping that some sort of a prompt would guide us, and nothing happened. Finally, we copied a video link and pasted it directly into the URL field. Once we applied our settings, we clicked the download buttons, and, you guessed it, nothing happened. Subsequent tests had the same outcome.

Sure, it's free and that's nice, but a little help isn't too much to ask. Especially since all of our attempts to get this IE add-on to work merely took up our time but didn't net us a single video.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.0

This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.

General

Release November 7, 2008
Date Added June 4, 2008
Version 1.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/Vista

Popularity

Total Downloads 46,650
Downloads Last Week 1
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Developer's Description

Youtube downloader allows you to download videos from www.Youtube.com and convert them to other video formats. The program is very easy to use, just one click need, then program will grab URL for the video you want to download automatically , download will be start and video will be convert to your favorite format during download procces. This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.