Free YouTube Video Downloader

6.1 MB   3,360 downloads
1.0 Ad-supported      
3.4/5 25
Compact program that allows you to download YouTube clips for offline viewing and export them to AVI file format using minimal user intervention

editor's review




Free YouTube Video Downloader is a small software program designed with a single goal in mind: to help you download YouTube videos for offline viewing.

Installation tweaks and minimalist GUI

This is an ad-supported application so you should pay extra attention while deploying it on your computer as it offers to download or install third-party utilities that have nothing to do with the functionality of the program.

After a fast installation process, you are faced with a simplistic layout that bundles only a few dedicated parameters that you can play with. There are no intricate configuration settings hidden under its hood. You may appeal to a help manual in case you have questions regarding the program’s features.

Downloading capabilities

Grabbing a video from YouTube seems to be a child’s play. You only need to add a user-defined URL in the dedicated panel, enter a filename, and specify a saving directory.

By default, Free YouTube Video Downloader saves clips to AVI file format. It doesn’t offer support for other exporting options, so you need to work with third-party convertors for other video file formats.

We have tested the utility on Windows 8.1 Pro and come to the conclusion that it is quite buggy. It repeatedly showed errors about incorrect URLs and missing Internet connection.

What it lacks

Free YouTube Video Downloader falls short of several advanced features. You cannot make use of an automatic clipboard monitoring option, batch processing for grabbing multiple clips at the same time, and video quality adjustments.

Bottom line

All things considered, Free YouTube Video Downloader offers a straightforward solution for helping you grab videos from YouTube, and can be mastered by all types of users, regardless of their experience level.

Free YouTube Video Downloader was reviewed by Ana Marculescu
Last updated on November 13th, 2014
Free YouTube Video Downloader - The main window of the application enables users to paste the URL of the video they want to download