YouTube Downloader Free
YouTube Downloader Free is a small software application designed specifically for helping you download videos from YouTube for offline viewing. It can be deployed on Windows 2K, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 2003, and 2008.
In addition to downloading capabilities, the tool gives you the possibility to convert the videos to different file formats and extract the audio streams.
After a fast and simple installation process where you only need to press a few ‘Next’ buttons in order to finish the task, you are welcomed by a straightforward layout. All configuration settings are integrated into a single window so they are basically placed at your fingertips.
A help manual cannot be consulted. However, you can tweak the configuration parameters on your own because they look easy to work with.
Video downloading capabilities
YouTube Downloader Free offers you the freedom to manually paste a valid link directly into the primary window. In addition, you can make the application automatically retrieve the copied link to the clipboard and paste it into the GUI.
You are allowed to convert videos to various file formats, like AVI, RMVB, MOV, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, and MPEG. When it comes to extracting the audio streams, you may save them to WAV or MP3 file format.
Preset profiles are also integrated for helping you directly convert videos to formats compatible with iPod, iPhone, PSP, Zune, or mobile devices. You may also keep the original format of the video (FLV file format).
The application helps you convert any FLV video that is stored on your computer so it does not work exclusively with the downloaded clips. You may specify the saving directory, cut the videos by specifying the start and end points, and get information about each clip, such as duration and bitrate.
YouTube Downloader Free is not a resource hog so you do not have to worry that it eats up CPU and memory resources. However, it failed repeatedly in our tests to download clips due to errors. It kept treating YouTube links as invalid. Conversion tasks were not carried out successfully.
All in all, YouTube Downloader Free has to offer nothing more than simple features for grabbing YouTube videos and saving them to your computer. However, it needs functionality improvements in order to enhance the downloading and conversion process.