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4K Download is a range of shareware, cross-platform programs developed by Open Media LLC, a company based in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.[citation needed] All applications run on Mac, Windows and Linux. 4K Download allows users to download videos and audio from video hosting sites such as YouTube, Facebook and Vimeo, make a photo backup from Instagram, create and publish slideshows and extract audio from video. The name of the project refers to the name of the video resolution of 4K.[1]


4K Download contains 5 programs:

  • 4K Video Downloader enables download of video, audio, subtitles and playlists from YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, TikTok, Dailymotion and Metacafe.[2]
  • 4K Stogram makes backups of Instagram photos on a desktop computer.[3]
  • 4K YouTube to MP3, which allows videos hosted online from YouTube and select other hosting services to be converted or downloaded into the MP3 audio format.
  • 4K Slideshow Maker creates and publishes slideshows with Ken Burns effect. It has face detection embedded.[citation needed]
  • 4K Video to MP3 converts locally stored videos into the MP3 audio format.[4]

Relations with open source[edit]

Applications use open source libraries and frameworks: Qt, FFmpeg, boost. Before version 3, it was available as open source software.[5]

Video Downloader[edit]

4K Video Downloader
Developer(s)Open Media LLC
Initial release12 May 2014; 6 years ago (2014-05-12)
Stable release / 30 December 2020; 3 months ago (2020-12-30)
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux
Available inEnglish, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish, Dutch, Hungarian, Finnish, Czech, Polish, Estonian, Russian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese traditional, Chinese simplified.
TypeDownload manager
LicenseFreemium, Adware

4K Video Downloader is multi-platform software for downloading video and audio from popular websites YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Facebook, Flickr, and Metacafe. It supports the following output formats: MP4, MKV, OGG Theora, MP3, M4A.[6] The program allows a user to download channels, playlists, and subtitles, as well as a subscription function, which auto-downloads new videos as they are released on a user-specified YouTube channel.[7][8]


4K Video Downloader was originally developed in the programming language C++ with Qt framework using libraries such as Boost, FFmpeg, OpenCV, OpenSSL, LAME, and PortAudio.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "4k Stogram Lets You Follow & Save Images Of Multiple Instagram Users". AddictiveTips. 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  2. ^ "4K Video Downloader claims to be different". betanews.com. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  3. ^ "Download Instagram photos in bulk with 4K stogram". PCWorld. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  4. ^ "4k Video to MP3: Easily Extract Audio From Video Files In MP3 Format For Windows, Mac & Linux". ABC Trick - Basic Mobile And Computer Technology. 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  5. ^ "4k Download / Code / [b9581e]". Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2014-07-11.
  6. ^ "4K Video Downloader claims to be different". BetaNews. 18 August 2012.
  7. ^ "4K Video Downloader Makes It Easy To Get Videos From YouTube".
  8. ^ "4K Video Downloader makes it easy to grab YouTube videos". 7 May 2015.

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