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Watching our favorite YouTube files offline has become a common practice and a feasible alternative to YouTube playlists. Instead of keeping your Internet connection active all the time, you can use YouTube Music Downloader to grab offline copies of your favorite videos and watch them on your PC or on any other device at any time. The program will allow you to select the best download quality available or the one that fits your preferences, as well as to grab the audio stream only as an MP3, Ogg, or AAC track.
The free edition of YouTube Music Downloader comes with certain restrictions. Though you will see a Multiple Downloading tab, the program’s batch downloading capabilities have been disabled in this free version, meaning that you will have to wait until the active download finishes to launch a new downloading process. Likewise, if you click on the Conversion tab, you will merely see an informative message letting you know about the convenience of upgrading to the program’s paid edition to remove all limitations. However, these do not detract from the remaining tool’s functionality.
As soon as you copy a YouTube video URL, the program will detect it and will add it to its “Video URL” box automatically. All you have to do is select the quality of the video file and click on the “Download and Convert!” button and wait for the program to complete the operation. You can set the program to select the best quality available at all times or make your pick among the options provided for every downloaded track. As for audio extraction, the “Best Available” option is not supported – you are required to choose one among the MP3, AAC, and Ogg output profiles supported.
Do not expect to find any fancy features or add-ons – there is no media player for you to watch or listen to your downloads, and you won’t be allowed to grab videos from online sites other than YouTube. YouTube Video Downloader is a straightforward utility designed to save YouTube videos to your computer in the format of your choice, and that is what it does, both quickly and efficiently. If you require something different or more comprehensive and sophisticated, I advise you to explore other options.
- Selectable download quality
- Extracts the audio stream on the fly
- Selects the URL automatically from the clipboard
- No media player
- Conversion and multiple downloading disabled in the free edition
- No support for other online sites