YouTube Downloader HD
is one of several applications that have emerged to help users download videos from YouTube.
Without the need of scripts or browser plug-ins, users just have to copy and paste the video URL directly from the web browser into this app and wait for the program to provide a download link.
Once the video has been downloaded, users can then save the file onto their hard drive and convert it to the format of their choice
. The app also includes Unicode support, a feature that allows you to save videos with special characters such as Chinese, Japanese or Cyrillic.
- You can save the videos in a chosen quality (from 144p to Ultra HD).
- You can download videos in MP4, AVI,FLV or 3GP formats.
- There is also a portable version which you can install on a USB stick and use it as and when you want to on multiple PC’s.
Although YouTube Downloader HD
has a limited selection of output formats, and is only designed to download videos from YouTube, there are several areas where it shines. It is free and it contains no adware, spyware, malware, popups
or other unwanted software. Its simplicity is what makes this a very practical tool.
There is also a Mac OS
version of YouTube Downloader HD available to download from their website.