YouTube Downloader & Converter

YouTube Downloader & Converter

A tool designed to download videos from YouTube and convert FLV files
3.9  (7 votes)
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YouTube Downloader & Converter is a tool created to help you download videos from YouTube and convert FLV video files into other formats. This application allows you to convert into a wide array of video formats such as AVI, WMW, MPEG, MP4, FLV, RMBV or SWF.

Probably, the best thing about YouTube Downloader & Converter is its functionality as a converter. Not only does the application support batch conversion, thus enabling you to work with multiple files simultaneously, but it also provides numerous advanced settings for customizing the parameters of the output file. Furthermore, with this program you can trim your videos, take snapshots from them, or merge multiple files into one.

Sadly, YouTube Downloader & Converter has a lot of flaws. Firstly, the application can only be used as a converter, since it seemed to have a problem with every YouTube URL that I tried to download. Secondly, although the program will work on Windows 7, it is not fully compatible with it, so there is a small issue with the video overlays in the preview window.

Another drawback is the fact that you can’t create presets for the output settings, so you will have to select them manually every time, which is annoying when dealing with repetitive tasks. Furthermore, the floating button (“Drop Basket”) can’t be customized anyway, but only moved around or completely hidden.

In my opinion, YouTube Downloader & Converter isn’t a tool worth buying: since the trial version has so many problems, I have no guarantee that the licensed version will be any different. Unfortunately, this program is only useful as a FLV file converter so I don’t think that it’s worth trying out until it’s fixed. What’s even worse, the application is overpriced, so I’m sure you can easily find better solutions.

Sean O'Reilly
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Review summary

Pros

  • It is capable of batch conversion
  • It can merge multiple videos, or trim one of your files

Cons

  • The YouTube video downloading function doesn't work
  • You cannot create presets for the settings of the output files
  • You can't customize the floating button, only hide it or make it visible
  • Pricey
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