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This is a comparison of notable YouTube download and conversion software. YouTube conversion software is used to download and convert YouTube videos to popular formats or portable devices.


YouTube DownloaderLicenseIntegrated
(and channels)
Show lists,
artist playlists
and charts
download speed
Available as
a browser
Extraction of
original audio
(served by YouTube)
Download in
high definition
ClipGrab[2]Open SourceYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNo
Free Studio[4][5][6]Freeware (Crippleware[a])NoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYes
JDownloader[7]Open SourceNoYes?YesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYes
Freemake Video Downloader[8]Freeware (Crippleware[a])NoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYes
NewPipe[9]Open Source (GPLv3)YesNoNoYesYesNoNoYesNoYesYesYes
youtube-dl[10]Open Source (Unlicense)NoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYes
  1. ^ abextremely reduced download speed and/or limited media length in the 'free' version

Built-in conversion to formats and devices

YouTube DownloaderMP3MPEG4WMVAVIFLVOgg
Matroska3GPSWFSpecial device profiles
(e.g. iPhone)
Free StudioYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesYes??
Video DownloadHelperYesYesYesYesYes????????
Freemake Video DownloaderYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes

Supported operating systems

YouTube DownloaderOnlineWindowsMac OS XLinuxAndroid
Free StudioNoYesYesNoNo
Video DownloadHelperYesYesYesYesNo
Freemake Video DownloaderNoYesNoNoNo

See also



  1. ^'4K Download'. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  2. ^'ClipGrab - Free YouTube Downloader & Converter'. Retrieved 7 January 2018.
  3. ^'Airy video downloader for YouTube'. CNet.
  4. ^Stevens, Pamela (7 July 2012). 'DVDVideoSoft Free Studio Review'. Archived from the original on 25 June 2011.
  5. ^'Free YouTube Download - DVDVideoSoft'.
  6. ^'Download Full YouTube Playlist - DVDVideoSoft'.
  7. ^'JDownloader'.
  8. ^'Freemake Video Downloader review'. Techradar.
  9. ^'NewPipe'.
  10. ^'youtube-dl'.
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VDownloader is award winning software for Windows that allows you to download videos from YouTube or any other video sharing website. With a single click of the mouse, these videos can be downloaded and converted into any video or audio file format such as MP3 or MP4 in the best available quality up to 8K for video or 320 Kbps for audio.

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  • Convert YouTube videos to MP3 audio-only for your music player
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VDownloader is more than just a YouTube downloader: it is a popular tool that allows you to quickly and easily download videos from a range of popular sites.

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VDownloader makes it very easy to download video clips to your hard drive. This software also provides a handy keyword search and built-in browser.

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VDownloader downloads videos with a single click and saves them in the best format and quality (including HD) for watching on your PC, TV, or mobile devices.

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