Voilabits FreeYouTubeDownloader

Voilabits FreeYouTubeDownloader 4.1

Free
This application helps you download YouTube media files.
5.0  (2 votes)
4.1.0 (See all)
Voilabits Inc.

This application helps you download YouTube media files. This way, you will be able to watch your favorite movies and music clips on your Mac while you are offline. At the same time, once the files are saved into your computer, you won't depend anymore on the quality of your Internet connection, which may not be very good sometimes and may prevent you from viewing the video files properly.

The utility opens with a nice and user-friendly interface. There are two modes for loading files – you can either drag and drop the videos' thumbnails onto the program or copy the files' URLs and paste them into the input box. You get additional information about the video you are about to download, such as the file type, size, and length, as well as details that refer to the file's original format and quality. With this tool, you can download one or multiple files at once. You have the ability to pause selected tasks and resume them later. Unfortunately, if you close the program, the imported links will be no longer available at the next launch – the tool just opens up with an empty input list, so that you need to load all URLs once again, even those that were temporarily stopped from downloading. In addition, the utility doesn't come with a bandwidth limiter – under these conditions, other running processes may be affected.

In short, Voilabits FreeYouTubeDownloader offers an easy and convenient solution to save YouTube video files for playing offline. You can access YouTube from within the application, so that there is no need to launch your browser in search of media files uploaded on this sharing site. The tool lets you save the selected items as MP4, WebM, FLV, and 3GP format files, with the possibility of preserving the original quality or downsampling it.

Ioana Dumitrescu
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Review summary

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Two loading modes
  • Downloads multiple files at once
  • Can pause and resume downloading tasks
  • Supports 4K video files
  • Ability to control the file's quality when saving to computer
  • Can save the videos in formats different from the original

Cons

  • No bandwidth limiter
  • No history of imported files
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