YTD Video Downloader

Downloads streaming video from multiple sites and saves them to the hard drive

6.7

7537 Votes

  • Category Download Managers
  • License Free
  • Version 5.6
  • Size 118.73 kB
  • Works under Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP / Windows 2000
  • Language English
  • Program by BienneSoft

YTD Video Downloader Free is a Windows tool that helps you download videos from YouTube and similar websites.

Downloading video from websites like YouTube means that you can enjoy those videos locally, transfer them to your phone and other devices and not have to worry about a video being removed. Although there are many YouTube downloaders on the market, YTD Video Downloader Free stands out because it’s fast, polished and easy to use. It also supports video websites other than just YouTube.

The UI is intuitive and exposes all of the program’s features, which means no digging around in menus and control panels. It doesn’t have a built-in browser, so you’ll have to browser websites through a web browser. Once you find a video you want, copy the URL and paste it into the program. YTD Video Downloader Free will automatically detect the new URL and begin downloading it or place it in a queue if the program is busy. Simultaneous downloads are not supported by this free version, but batching is supported, and you can edit the batches as YTD Video Downloader Free is working.

YTD Video Downloader supports downloading videos in their native resolution up to 1080p, and you also have the option of reducing that quality. HD is overkill in many situations, and you can significantly reduce file size by letting the program reduce the resolution and other characteristics. As mentioned, speed is a reason YTD Video Downloader distinguishes itself, and most videos will download at under a rate of one minute per three minutes of video. That’s true even at 1080p.

All videos are automatically saved in the MP4 format and should be suitable for your iPhone, iPad and other iOS devices as well as Android devices. The premium version of this program supports conversion into a number of different formats, but that feature isn’t supported here. It offers a video player built in that can use to watch videos from within the program, and there’s an activity monitor that gives you details about your video downloads, such as speed and estimated completion time. You do have the option of assigning a third-party video player, and the program will use that instead.

There is just a single installer for YTD Video Downloader and YTD Video Downloader Free. The program will let you sample the advanced features and give you the option to upgrade or continue using the program free without access to the advanced features. It’s worth noting that the installer does ask to install some superfluous programs during installation. However, if you reject the request or simply skip past it unknowingly, nothing extraneous will be installed.

Pros

  • Powerful YouTube downloader
  • Downloads fast
  • Handles batches

Cons

  • No conversion support
  • No concurrent downloads
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