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The best free alternative to is youtube-dl, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to are NewPipe, 4k Video Downloader, Youtube Video and Audio Downloader and Youtube-DLG. alternatives are mainly YouTube Downloaders but may also be Video Downloaders or Download Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of
This page was last updated Oct 6, 2021
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A service to download audio, video, and other types of files from various websites and social networks such as YouTube and...

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  1. YTD allows you to download videos from Facebook, DailyMotion, Vimeo, Yahoo Video, and many others and convert them to other video formats.

  2. Augmentable with front-ends such as Youtube-DLG , youtube-dl is a small command-line program to download videos from YouTube and a hundreds other sites.

    Almost everyone thinks youtube-dl is a great alternative to
  3. 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.

    Almost everyone thinks 4k Video Downloader is a great alternative to
  4. Youtube Video and Audio Downloader is an open-source project, downloading Youtube videos (using Firefox download manager) in all available formats (FLV, MP4, WebM, and 3GP) with video quality of your choice.

    Almost everyone thinks Youtube Video and Audio Downloader is a great alternative to
  5. A cross platform front-end GUI of the popular youtube-dl written in wxPython.


    The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.4, released in July 2017, can be still downloaded from the official website. A well-maintained fork can also be found here:

  6. DVDVideoSoft's Free YouTube Download lets you download and convert YouTube videos fast with multi-stream support that can be paused anytime.

    Almost everyone thinks Free YouTube Download is a great alternative to
  7. -Video Downloader & Download Manager -Video Saver & Player for Dropbox and Google Drive -Support: DropBox, GoogleDrive -Video Manager -Import directly from Camera Roll.

    Almost everyone thinks Video Saver Pro is a great alternative to
  8. Addoncrop YouTube Video Downloader

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    Download YouTube videos in different video qualities; 4K, 1080p, 720p, 480p and 360p. Supports all formats, including mp4 and mp3 without size and length limits.

    Almost everyone thinks Addoncrop YouTube Video Downloader is a great alternative to
  9. Freemake Video Downloader is a free video downloader that lets download videos from YouTube, Google, Facebook, Dailymotion and other sites either in HD, 4K, MP4, FLV, 3GP or convert web videos to FLV, AVI, MP4, MP3.


    The installer contains OpenCandy. Be careful during the installation:

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