MassTube 12.8.5.299

Download YouTube videos, save them locally for offline playback, convert them to other video formats, select from multiple available quality streams, and consult a history list
MassTube - The main window of MassTube enables you to analyze the details of the online video you want to download
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MassTube is a small-sized software utility designed to help users grab their favorite video files from YouTube in the easiest way possible, and download them to the local disk for offline playback. It can be used to create a collection of video tutorials, for example.

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 , last updated on December 18th, 2014


file size:
10.9 MB
price:
FREE!
license type:
Donationware
developed by:
Havy Alegria
operating system(s):
Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
category:
C: \ Internet \ Download Managers
download hub:
Video Downloader
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What's New in This Release:
  • 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.
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MassTube - The Options menu is the place where you can set MassTube to be displayed on top of all the other open windowsMassTube - You can access the History submenu when you want to backup to clean your download logsMassTube
 

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MassTube is an intuitive and user-friendly application that enables users to quickly download their preferred videos f...

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