Leawo Free Video Accelerator
Video editors can nowadays use a large variety of professional tools in order to create astonishing clips. With the Internet at your fingertips, inspiration, as well as work material are at your fingertips. Even though some websites do not provide a feature to download content, applications like Leawo Free Video Accelerator let you get ahold of videos from YouTube.
A built-in web browser
Running the application brings up an intuitive and polished interface, as well as everything you need in order to look for, preview and download videos. A built-in web browser, lets you easily access YouTube in order to look for videos of interest. Not only this, but there is no navigation limit, with support for multiple tabs, address field, and even an integrated search engine.
Preview videos as they download
Whenever a video loads, you are prompted whether or not to download it, with a side panel creating a list of items you come across, letting you select which to later download. However, there is no option to manually provide a link and have the video extracted and not all videos seem to trigger the download option.
In addition, once an item is on its way to your hard disk drive, a dedicated player, besides the web browser, lets you either get a preview or enjoy the video in full screen. What's more, items are categorized according to various criteria for easy identification in case you want to download them again.
Large variety of export options
Probably the biggest advantage of the application is its powerful converter, with full customization options. When triggering a download process, you need to specify output quality and you can either choose from a decent palette of preset profiles dedicated for various platforms and devices, or take over and manually set encoders bitrate and more.
Taking everything into consideration, we can say that Leawo Free Video Accelerator comes packed with potential, but feels a little rough around the edges overall. Feature set is decent and the converter is incredibly powerful, although not usable on files on your hard disk drive, but several functionality issues might prevent it from retrieving all videos, with no relation with content whatsoever.