As the name implies, YouTube Downloader gives you the possibility of downloading video clips from YouTube. You can either save them to the original format or others, namely AVI (Xvid), MPEG (MPEG-1) or MP4, as well as extract the audio stream and save it to MP3.
The installation operation is quick and uneventful. The GUI is made from a regular window with an uncomplicated layout.
After entering the URL of the video you want to get, you can select the output format, speed (ranging from 1X to12X) and quality, by selecting an entry from a drop-down menu (e.g. HD 1080p/MP4/H.264/AAC).
All you have to do is establish the output directory and proceed with the downloading procedure, with the simple click of a button. Unfortunately, there are no other options or configurable settings available through this tool.
For instance, YouTube Downloader does not integrate a Clipboard live-monitoring function or let you prepare sequential downloads by creating a queue. However, the app is very low-demanding when it comes to the CPU and system memory, thus it doesn't affect the computer's overall performance. It has a good response time, finishes a downloading job rapidly and delivers videos with a very good image and sound quality.
No error dialogs have been shown in our tests, and the tool did not hang or crash. We haven't encountered any issues in our tests. All in all, YouTube Downloader comes packed with the necessary and suffice elements for downloading high-quality YouTube clips quickly, and it can be handled by all types of users, regardless of their skill level.