Youtube Downloader

The Best YouTube Downloader for Windows 7, 8, 8.1, XP

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Written by Liza Brown

The Best YouTube Downloader for Windows 7, 8, 8.1, XP

YTD Video Downloader

With the YTD Video Downloader, you can download videos free of charge from over 50 different websites.  The downloader converts MP3, MP4, WMV, FLV, MOV, 3GP, and AVI formats.  Once the videos have been downloaded, they can be retrieved and watched on tablets and cell phones, such as with the iPad, iPhone, Galaxy, or Kindle Fire.

The issue with this software is the potential for failure to occur.  In a good majority of cases, however, these problems can be fixed by simply updating Internet Explorer and media players.  In general, VLC Media Player is the best free media playing option for the videos downloaded through YTD Video Downloader.ytd-youtube-downloader

Free Video Downloader

With Free Video Downloader, YouTube videos can easily be downloaded in MP4, WebM, 3GP, FLV.  Videos can be downloaded as videos or as audio in MP3 file form. The videos can be saved for AVI, MKV, WMV, iPhone, PSP, Android phones etc.  No matter how the video is saved, the quality of the video remains as high as it was to begin with.  Download any YouTube videos, even in HD.  Downloading the videos allows them to be accessible offline, making the videos accessible at any moment.

This downloader only takes 4 minutes to download up to 2 hours of material in full HD.  Video quality can be selected at download in order to meet the need and desire.  You can also adjust the bandwidth required for download in order to suit the proper Internet connection.

Videos can easily be downloaded to Dropbox, Google Drive, and One Drive, making the videos accessible anywhere you roam.freemake

Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate

Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate has been rated by CNET at 4.5 stars.  The product is powerful and useful.  Videos download at a boasted 30x faster than other competing software available.  With this software, videos are easily converted to be watched via Smart TV.  When looking to transfer videos to different devices, there are wire-free methods of doing so.

Videos downloaded can easily be edited in order to enhance the video.  For instance, rotation, special effects, trim, crop, contrast, and more are available in order to make the video the best it can be.  Videos can also be converted from 2D  to 3D!

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YouTube Downloader HD

With YouTube Downloader HD, videos can be downloaded by simply copying and pasting the link URL.  Videos can be converted to the desired file type onto the hard drive.  This is limiting in the sense that it only allows for videos to be saved directly to the hard drive, as opposed to having options for Google Drive, One Drive, and Dropbox.  There is Unicode support, allowing videos to be saved with special characters including Japanese, Chinese, and Cyrillic.

This software is very straightforward and basic, making it a great option for those not looking for too many bells and whistles.  For those with  greater tech knowledge, this can be a rather bland software with minimal options available for personalization and saving. This is strictly a YouTube downloader for Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and XP.youtube-downloader-hd

How to Download Youtube Videos or Audio on Windows 7, 8, 8.1, XP

When using Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate, this is the process necessary to download videos:

  1. Open Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate

First open up the software by selecting the icon on the computer.

  1. Select the “Download” button at the top

Once the software opens, look at the bar at the top of the program.  There will be approximately 4 options, one of which is marked “Download”.  Select this.

  1. Select “Add URL”

There will be two options for downloading the video. Select the add URL option in order to open a box in which you can paste the URL.

  1. Paste URL

Once the window appears, you will notice the space to paste the video’s URL.  With this, there will be a few other questions to answer.

  1. Choose Save Destination

A window will appear next asking where you would prefer the video to save. Select whatever option suits you best.

  1. Choose Save Format

Now you can select in what format you would prefer the file to download as.

  1. Download

Lastly, Select OK, and let the downloading process begin! How quickly the download takes place is dependent upon Internet speeds and video size.

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