Plain and simple interface
Aesthetically, it is not very impressive as it sports a simplistic interface and just a few options for downloading videos. This is a simple-to-use tool built specifically with a single goal in mind: to grab video files from YouTube. Therefore, it doesn’t come equipped with other noteworthy features, such as a built-in YouTube browser or audio extraction.
Straightforward video converter with history mode
Some video details are shown after introducing a YouTube link in the dedicated box, namely the resolution and audio parameters. MassTube supports multiple output formats (FLV, MP4, WebM, 3GP), which means that it gives you the possibility to convert the downloaded files to other types, as well as to select a preferred quality if there are multiple options available.
On task completion, it offers to open the downloaded clips with the default (or other) video player. It also integrates a history window that shows all the videos you have downloaded from YouTube, which can be cleared, exported to file, and imported at a later time.
Other program settings
MassTube's window can be placed on top of other frames, and it can be asked to remember the current window position whenever opening a new instance. Furthermore, it is possible to disable the internal download engine and switch to an external one, modify the default destination folder for all grabbed videos, as well as apply a proxy configuration.
Evaluation and conclusion
The app worked smoothly in our evaluation and did not pop up any errors. Although MassTube may not be impressive in terms of skill set, it's an efficient software solution for downloading clips and converting them into other formats on the go. CPU and RAM consumption is minimal.
Reviewed by Ana Marculescu, last updated on December 18th, 2014
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- Added WebM format in the following resolutions if available for the video: 2160p, 1440p, 1080p, 720p, 480p, 360p, 240p and 1440p. The formats 2160p, 1440p, 1080p and 720p support 256k audio if available. 1080p and 720p support 60 FPS if available and the others supports 128k audio.
- Added FLV 240p format.
- Added 3GP 240p format.
- Improved and tested separated support for Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8.
Application descriptionMassTube is an intuitive and user-friendly application that enables users to quickly download their preferred videos f...