Youtube Downloader HD 3.3
With the ad-supported freeware Youtube Downloader HD you can download videos in HD from the online portal YouTube, convert them to MP4 format and quickly save them locally on your computer.
Which version is right for me?
If you want to download YouTube videos with a Windows PC, you can use Youtube Downloader HD for free.
Mac users cannot use the free Youtube Downloader HD. For them, there is an alternative to download videos with Airy. Compared to Youtube Downloader HD, Airy has a fee, but you can try it out with the available demo version.
From the Internet directly to your hard drive
If the desired movie or music video is available online at YouTube or Vimeo in HD or 4K, it can be downloaded with the video downloader in HD or 4K. To do this, you need to copy the video URL in the browser and paste it into the video downloader. After that, just click “Start” to start the video download.
Different file formats to choose from
Before the download starts, the user needs to specify which file format the converter should convert the video to. The video converter offers MP4, AVI HD, FLV (Flash) and the AVI format. The MP4 format is usually a good choice, as it is supported by many media players and mobile devices. This is especially true for iOS mobile devices like the iPhone and iPad, which do not support Flash, for example. Flash support is also generally getting worse due to potential security risks, so it doesn’t lend itself to converting. The destination folder for the downloaded and converted videos as well as music videos can be predefined with Youtube Downloader HD, so that you can save them to an external hard drive and later connect them to the media player from the TV.
Download manager and converter to go
In addition to the setup version for installation, Youtube Downloader HD is available in a portable version that does not need to be installed and can be started from a USB stick. Thus, the Youtube Downloader HD is also available for use on foreign Windows computers without administrator rights and you can download a video by clicking, convert it in the converter and save it as a file.
Alternative for Mac and impatient
Those who want to download YouTube videos to a Mac can indirectly resort to Youtube Downloader HD. This is because the software variant for the Mac is called Airy and is not freeware and therefore not free.
With Youtube Downloader HD, only one video can be downloaded at a time, and the link to the Youtube video must be determined and transferred manually each time. This can be annoying in the long run. If you feel this way and are looking for a more effective solution, you should take a look at the free video downloader xVideoServiceThief (xVST). This offers batch processing and can thus handle multiple videos simultaneously.