YouTube Downloader Apps

YouTube only allow users to view video on the site but if you want to download a video to be able to view when you are offline or on some other device that doesn't have support for YouTube you have to use a special utility to download and save that file.

  1. NewPipe is a lightweight YouTube front-end for Android. It doesn't need the YouTube-API or any Google Play Services, as NewPipe only parses the YouTube website in order to gain the information it needs.


  2. JDownloader is a download manager, written in Java, which allows automatic download of groups of files from one-click hosting sites. JDownloader supports the use of premium accounts. Some parts, but not all, of JDownloader are open-source.

    Bundleware

    The installer contains bundled adware. Be careful during the installation: Forum

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  3. Youtube-DLG is a program to download videos from YouTube and a other sites.

    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.4, released in July 2017, can be still downloaded from the official website

  4. An alternative front-end to YouTube [The instance at invidio.us made by Omar Roth was closed in September 2020.
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  5. FreeTube is an open source desktop YouTube player built with privacy in mind. Use YouTube without advertisments and prevent Google tracking from you with their cookies and JavaScript. Available for Windows, Mac & Linux thanks to Electron.
  6. 4k Video Downloader allows to download video, audio, subtitles, channels and playlists from YouTube in high quality and to save it on your computer. This program is free for downloading videos and playlists of no more than 25 videos.
  7. ClipGrab is a free downloader and converter for YouTube, Vimeo, Metacafe, Dailymotion and many other online video sites. It converts downloaded videos to MPEG4, MP3 or other formats in just one easy step.

    Bundleware

    The default Windows installer contains Opencandy. A version with no third-party offers is available in Download options.

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  8. Persepolis Download Manager is utility for download easier and faster with aria2 and improved it. - It supports HTTP(S) & FTP. - Persepolis configures aria2 automatically for maximum speed and it have a GUI for using easier.
  9. nuclear is a free music streaming program that pulls content from free sources all over the internet.
  10. Tartube is a GUI front-end for youtube-dl, partly based on youtube-dl-gui and written in Python 3 / Gtk 3. It runs on MS Windows, Linux and BSD. It probably works on MacOS, but the authors have not been able to confirm this.
  11. Wondershare UniConverter is an all-in-one DVD & Video converter tool and DVD burner for assisting you to convert videos/audios among formats like AVI, WMV, MP4, MKV, FLV, 3GP, MPG etc.
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