YTD Video Downloader

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Rasheed187, Apr 13, 2019.

  1. Rasheed187

    Rasheed187 Registered Member

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    I've just found out that the new version has become nagware/crippleware or whatever you want to call it. The free version is pretty much useless, and I'm not willing to pay 40 bucks a month, this is crazy. I must admit that it's a pretty good app.

    So what are you guys using for downloading movies from YouTube, any recommendations? To clarify, I prefer standalone apps, so no online services. On Firefox you had this amazing extension, but it's no longer available.

    https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Download-Managers/YTD-Video-Downloader.shtml
     
  2. Deletedmessiah

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    I use Internet Download Manager or IDM. Its a paid app. 1 month trial available.
    Free open source alternatives I recommend are XDM or Jdownloader(look for adfree installer for this one).
    I've also read good things about Ant Download manager. Limited free version available.
     
  3. Sampei Nihira

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    With my New Moon I use the Video DownloadHelper 6.3.1 extension.
    I don't like standalone apps.
     
  4. shmu26

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    Slimjet has a built-in video downloader.
     
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    JDownloader2 or 3dyoutube downloader (from the maker of Youtube source)
    https://yd.3dyd.com/

    good thing about it, its free and has 4k, HDR, HFR and 3d support..
    so enjoy downloading 4k vids in HDR. for example..

    greetz
     
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    I've been using the open-source Save Tube Tampermonkey script for years; it's also available as an extension for Firefox and Maxthon: https://gitlab.com/sebaro/SaveTube
     
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  11. Rasheed187

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    Thanks for the suggestions guys. I'm not going to quote everyone, but I'm going to give my feedback:

    I couldn't get youtube-dl-gui and SaveTube to work, so this turned me off. I have no interest in full download managers like IDM. The Video DownloadHelper extension doesn't always work. About VSO Downloader, I believe it integrates quite deep into the browser, I rather not have this.

    Now for the good news, I liked 3D Youtube Downloader but I totally forgot about 4k Video Downloader. It stopped working months ago, but the new version is very fast. BTW, I have also tried Videoder and Free Youtube Download, but couldn't install them correctly with Sandboxie, which is usually a bad sign.

    https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Download-Managers/4k-Video-Downloader.shtml
    https://www.dvdvideosoft.com/products/dvd/Free-YouTube-Download.htm
    https://www.videoder.com
     
  12. rrrh1

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    Youtube dl gui I had to install some VC++ runtime file because youtube-dl would not run...
    try running youtube-dl (command line) by itself and see if you get an error message or the help screen.

    I am using youtube-dl gui on both Linux and Windows...

    Too Much stuff is bundle-ware any more...

    rrrh1
     
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    Why not just use sites such as yt2mp3, downvids etc.. ?
     
  14. Rasheed187

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    Too much work, I like stuff that just works.

    I tried them, but didn't like it. Tools like YTD and 4K Video Downloader are much handier. Too bad that YTD is so expensive, I really liked it and would be willing to pay a lower fee. But you must also keep in mind that these tools often need to be updated, because they may stop working when Google messes up stuff, so freaking annoying.
     
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