If I say you about “online videos”, what’s the first thing that comes in your mind. I bet its YouTube. From the recent years , YouTube and “online videos” can be termed as synonyms for each other. Almost every person, and I mean every person who knows at least an “I” of the internet , takes the help of YouTube for video viewing. YouTube is a video viewing website which has made itself familiar and popular to the entire world. It would be much help if you could download YouTube videos and change its format. If you want to know about this, get set to go for a YouTube ride to know about various softwares that downloads YouTube videos.
Categorically, these softwares are listed upon the platform in which they work.
Videodownloadx does not provide with a lot of options but its simple and easy to work capability is very useful to download YouTube videos. With the help of Videodownloadx, you can also share YouTube videos with your friends online via an electronic mail. Main problem with this software is that you have to add .flv extension manually for each downloaded video.
KeepVid is an another uncomplicated site to download YouTube videos. Not only does this work for YouTube but you can also download videos from various video sites such as Google Video, MySpace Video, DailyMotion etc. Here also you need to add a .flv extension manually.
3. YouTube Downloads
By far the best web based software to download YouTube videos. YouTube downloads uses a proxy for downloading videos, which enables you to download videos from places where YouTube has been blocked. Search in Google for YouTube videos and then copy/paste the URL into this software.
A transparent website in which online format conversion of YouTube videos along with downloading option is provided to the user. Zamzar is a very useful software to download YouTube videos and its format conversion according to your own choice.
YouTubia is a unique software which enables you to search and download YouTube videos simultaneously. Very few options are provided but still the site is usable.
VidGrab is another light and lucid website allowing you to download YouTube videos and also videos from Google Video, MySpace and Break.com. The site also displays a list of the most viewed videos.
Vixy can download YouTube videos and can also convert them into a variety of formats such as DivX, avi, mp4, 3gp, mp3 ,etc. File conversion is only allowed for audio formats only which is the main drawback of this software.
8. Hey! Watch
Hey! Watch acts as a video converter and downloader which supports a conversion of videos to a number of portable media player formats. Sometimes the audio and video may not be in sync with other which is the main problem of Hey! Watch.
9. Media Converter
A bit sluggish web ware but, outcome is pretty acceptable. Media Converter not only converts videos but it also assist in audio and documents format conversion.
KcoolOnline is a web-service software which supports over 90 video sharing sites. A user friendly site to operate upon which likes to be smooth.
VDownloader is a desktop application which enables you to download YouTube videos along with some other video sharing sites such as Google Video, Grinvi Video etc. One has to just copy the URL link into the software to start the process of downloading. It automatically converts the videos to mpeg or avi formats.
2. YouTube Grabber
YouTube Grabber is a clean and a smooth software to download YouTube videos in .flv format. Simply copy and paste the URL link into the software and press “Grab”, thereby starting the process of download. The file will be downloaded in the same directory as the program.
3. Orbit Downloader
An excellent software to download videos from a large number of video sharing websites. A very simple process and fast downloading capability makes Orbit Downloader, one of best softwares to download YouTube videos.
4. My Video Downloader
Amongst all these free web based application, My Video Downloader is a commercial one which offers you to download 10 videos in its free trial. It has a great downloading speed and provides a large number of conversion options.
Challenging a downloading capability from over 100 video sharing sites, this desktop app can be a boon for you. VideoGet has a nice and lucid interface and it also provides you a lot of options to operate upon your videos.
An interesting software to download YouTube videos and also offers you quite a number of options. Downloading speed is decent in TubeSucker and for those who want to claims to make downloading fun , this web ware must be in their PC.
Very few free online softwares are dedicated to Linux users, YouTube-dl is one of them. It lets you download YouTube videos in flv formats which can be played in mplayer and VLC.
2. You Tube Ripper
You Tube Ripper rips out all the videos that match a particular keyword which, was previously uploaded by a specific YouTube user. PHP port is also available for Linux users.
Vidtaker is a Firefox plugin that lets you download YouTube videos. Videos from Google Video, MySpace are also supported by Vidtaker. It automatically converts the format of the downloaded file to DivX avi.
2. Ook? Video Ook?
What? Unfortunately this is the name of a Firefox plugin which can download videos from a number of video sharing websites. Ook? Video Ook? has a very useful feature of One Click Download and it also integrates with DownThemAll Firefox plugin.