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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.
Downloaded videos can be converted to the following file formats: WEBM, WMV, MPEG4, OGG Theora, MP3 (audio only), OGG Vorbis (audio only).
ClipGrab isn’t limited to the sites listed above, because many more sites are supported "unofficially" through the automatic site-recognition of ClipGrab - just try it!
By the way, ClipGrab can also download HD videos from sites that have support for high definition (e.g. YouTube or Vimeo).
Bundleware flv video-conversion vimeo-downloader webm youtube-converter youtube-downloader youtube-to-ipad
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Version 3.6.1 download was clean from developer ... no adware checked with Virus Total
MP4 downloads are limited to 480 pixels, ok on cell-phones but not the best on TV screens
Works where several online capture/converters fail ;)
Definitely a keeper
This tool works perfect for downloading videos, and grabbing the audio from videos from YouTube and put that in an .mp3.
I normally use the otherwise great alternative youtube-dl to download from YouTube, because I am partial to command-line tools (ClipGrab itself has a GUI interface); but youtube-dl for some reason can't grab audio from YouTube music clips. ClipGrab did this perfectly though.
The 3rd-party stuff coming with it others are complaining about, not only are ONLY relevant to the Windows version (I used the linux and Mac versions from the program's official website, and they are completely clean), but the official program website even very clearly offers a link to download the program only for Windows, without the add-ons. That's very fair for a free (in both senses of the word) software, so people using Windows as a platform are judging it too harshly.
Tested on Fedora but it has several issues, both as regards the search feature and as regards the identification of links from YouTube.
I was hoping it worked because my language is also available, but it doesn't absolutely what it aims to do.
The only positive feature (at least this works) is the automatic clipboard detection.
Unfortunately I couldn't install it on Ubuntu and no documentation was provided on the website.
Edit: Haven't used the app since April 2018, so this review may not reflect the abilities of a new app version.
[Edited by gholem, February 19]
You should be able to, I installed it about a month ago. i would recommend youtube-dl though if you are comfortable in command line, it is faster and works it better. ClipGrab is a used to be,
All i need to download from Youtube or any other video streaming service
It's simply perfect in function and design.
The donations must not be cutting it because the current versions of the clipgrab installer bundle crapware add-ons such as "RealPlayer" by default. RealPlayer...really? Who uses RealPlayer In 2013? I didn't even know they were still around.
I like the actual Clipgrab software for the most part but find the recent bundled crapware (selected by default in the installer) annoying and smacking of desperation.
[Edited by Seth, June 12]