SaveMedia is a lightweight application designed to help you download and convert videos from different websites.
Since this is a portable program, it is important to mention that it doesn’t leave any traces in the Windows Registry.
You can copy it on any USB flash drive or other devices, and take it with you whenever you need to grab videos on the breeze, without having to go through installation steps.
SaveMedia sports a clean and simplistic layout that offers only a few configuration settings to tinker with.
Basically, it proves to be extremely easy to work with this tool, as you only need to copy the desired URL, and the application automatically pastes it in the primary panel.
What’s more, you are allowed to convert the videos to WMV file format or save them with their original format (FLV), extract the audio streams and save the new file to MP3 file format, as well as pick the clip quality (standard, iPod, HQ, HD) for YouTube videos.
In order to carry out the downloading process you are required to specify the saving directory and filename. Since it doesn’t require much computer knowledge to work with this tool, even less experienced users can master the entire process with minimum effort.
During our testing we have noticed that SaveMedia needs up to one minute for downloading a video. It doesn’t put a lot of stress on CPU and memory, so the overall performance of the computer is not affected.
All in all, SaveMedia seems to be the right choice in case you are looking for a simple-to-use video downloader that bundles only a few dedicated parameters. It cannot compete with other powerful utilities on the market, as it lacks support for advanced functions, such as batch processing, preview mode, and various output formats, just to name a few suggestions.