A Guide On Finding The Best YouTube Downloader

Emery

Downloading Youtube videos is a very handy thing to do, however, Youtube does not allow it by default. Having said that, there are unofficial tools on the internet that can be used to download youtube videos, such as a new online clip converter. With so many Youtube downloaders on the internet right now, it might be hard to find which is the best for you. In this article, we will help you find the best one for your needs, so stay tuned. Without further ado, let’s start:

1. Online or software installation

There are two types of Youtube downloader – online downloader and software downloader. An online downloader will download videos from Youtube right in the browser that you are using, which can be really handy if you only want to download a single video. Having said that, online downloaders are not great to use with batch downloads, and they don’t have the fancy features of software downloaders.

On the other hand, a software downloader will require you to download an installer first, which will install the Youtube downloader software into your computer. This requires some time to set up, however, once it is all working, it will work just as fine, if not even better than browser downloaders. Software downloaders can support a lot of features that browser downloaders don’t have. Some of these include support for multithreaded downloading (take note that multithreaded downloading is still limited by the speed of your internet service provider, so you might not see a difference.) Other features include multiple downloads or batch downloads, download scheduling, limiting the download speed so you can still browse while downloading, compression of videos so that they take less space, video or audio conversions, and more. There are even video downloaders that allow users to edit their videos right in the application.

2. Download limit

There are Youtube downloaders that restrict your download somehow. The limitation can come in many forms. It can be a download speed limitation, in which the download speed of the videos your process is limited. There are conversion limits, which limit the number of videos that you can convert in a given time frame. There are also limits to the total duration of your video downloads, which is normally set at one hour. This means that you cannot download videos that are longer than an hour.

These limitations are generally found on browser downloaders. Having said that, there are also software downloaders that put some kind of limitations to their users and you will have to buy the full version or purchase a subscription to unlock all of the features that they have.

3. File extension support

The most important files to be supported are MP4 and MP3, since they are the most commonly used file format for videos and audio respectively. Other file extensions such as AVI, M4A, DIVX, etc are more specialized in use, and they are generally supported by software downloaders and a few online downloaders.

Free Alternatives to Commercial Software

Emery

Most everyone is familiar with Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop and Norton Antivirus. But what about OpenOffice.org, GIMP and AVG Antivirus? There are many free alternatives to big-name commercial software applications.

OpenOffice.org

OpenOffice.org is a free alternative to the incredibly popular Microsoft Office software. Without paying a single cent, OpenOffice.org allows you to create text documents, presentations, spreadsheets, databases, and more. The best part about it is that you are able to not only create a document like you would in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, or Excel, but you can also save the document as a Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, or Excel file. The program looks different than Office, but it functions the same way and offers many of the same features.

http://www.openoffice.org/

GIMP

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a free alternative to Adobe Photoshop. Adobe Photoshop is a household name for web designers and professional photographers around the world. While GIMP is not as powerful or as easy to use as Photoshop (especially if you have used Photoshop in the past) it is a very good product considering that it is free. Photoshop is quite expensive, but GIMP will perform many of the features Photoshop will, with limited exceptions. GIMP for Windows does not look as clean as photoshop for mac but works very well despite the user interface shortcomings.

http://www.gimp.org/

AVG Antivirus

AVG Antivirus provides protection similar to that of Norton Antivirus and McAfee Antivirus. While Both Norton and McAfee charge for their products, AVG offers a free version with upgrades, updates, and threat removal included. AVG is easy to use, provides a great looking user interface, and protects your computer from viruses that may be downloaded or opened via email. AVG has been making antivirus software for a long time and has earned credit as a suitable free antivirus solution.

http://free.avg.com/

Aptana Studio

Aptana Studio is a free alternative to web development giant, Adobe Dreamweaver. As with GIMP, the aforementioned Photoshop replacement, Aptana Studio is a great alternative, but it does not compete on all levels with Dreamweaver. Dreamweaver offers many features, including user created plug-ins. Aptana Studio offers a very large percentage of Dreamweaver’s features and provides an easy to use and nice to look at user interface. Aptana Studio is personally one of my favorite free alternatives. It is an amazing free product.

http://www.aptana.org/studio

PDFCreator

PDFCreator is a free alternative to Adobe Acrobat. PDFCreator allows you to create a PDF out of any Windows’ application. It is installed as a printer on your computer, so any program that you can print from you can make a PDF out of. Adobe Acrobat has additional functionality like creating forms that can be filled as well as the option to utilize digital signatures, yet PDFCreator still provides the important function of creating PDF’s.

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