This application is a handy tool that works as a YouTube browser and downloader. The utility facilitates the search of favorite video files within the YouTube website and it offers the right means to save the shared movies into your Mac computer for playing them offline.
The program comes with a simple and intuitive interface that makes the search for movies and the download of selected videos quite easy. You have the ability to browse for YouTube files from within the application, without needing to open your default Web browser and switch between apps each time you wish to download your selected videos. The tool supports downloading multiple media files at once. You can control the number of simultaneous download tasks, the quality of the videos you intend to save, as well as the speed of the download process.
What is good about this utility is that you are able to stop download sessions at any moment, and resume them later. You can even set the program to restart unfinished tasks automatically at the tool's next launch. Setting a proxy server for browsing and downloading undercover is also possible. Unfortunately, the YouTube HD Video Downloader provided by AVCWare doesn't work as a video converter – it just saves the movies in their original format, so that you will need an additional program to prepare your video files for playback on mobiles phones and portable devices.
In short, this application is a good alternative for downloading YouTube video clips. It is accessible at a fair price considering the features provided. Yet, you should be patient and let the tool take its time when switching between options and enabling tasks rapidly, as it gives you the impression that it offers a rather slow response to new inquiries. In addition, the URL of a selected YouTube file is not loaded automatically into the input box – you need to copy and paste it manually, causing discomfort.
- Easy-to-use application
- Fair price
- Integrated YouTube browser
- Supports multiple download tasks
- Can pause a resumed download process
- Supports proxy
- Ability to control the download speed and the number of simultaneous downloads
- No conversion options
- Rather slow response to new enquiries and tasks
- You need to paste the file's URL manually