Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP / Windows 2000
YTD Video Downloader is a simple but superior application for downloading and archiving Flash videos such as those on YouTube and other popular video streaming websites. This allows users to watch their favorite videos at their leisure without having to connect to the Internet. The application is easy to use and only requires the entry of the target video’s URL. To make the process even easier, the URL is automatically entered just by copying it to the clipboard.
Installation of YTD Video Downloader is standard. All that has to be done is to follow the prompts provided by the installation wizard, and the default settings will work for more than 99 percent of computer systems. The only bad part about installation is that users will be asked to install one of those annoying toolbars. However, the decline button is large and obvious, which makes it difficult to install by accident.
The user interface of YTD Video Downloader is straightforward, and navigation is a breeze with the tabbed format. The easiest method of starting a download is to highlight and copy the URL to the computer’s clipboard. The URL field of the application will automatically fill with the copied address, and all that has to be done is to click the large, red download button. Downloading takes about one minute for a three-minute video, and multiple videos can be downloaded simultaneously.
YTD Video Downloader has three basic features: downloading videos, converting videos and playing videos. Through the activity tab, users can track the progress of video downloads and conversions. In addition to standard downloads, full playlists can be downloaded.
Converting videos takes slightly longer than downloading, and in the free version, downloading and converting is a two-step process. Available conversion formats include MOV, MP4 and AVI among others.