4K Video Downloader

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4K Video Downloader
Developer(s) Open Media LLC
Initial release 12 May 2014; 18 months ago (2014-05-12)
Stable release / 15 April 2015; 7 months ago (2015-04-15)
Operating system Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux
Available in English, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Polish, Korean, Finnish, Swedish, Turkish, Hungarian.
Type Download manager
License Freemium
Website www.4kdownload.com/products/product-videodownloader

4K Video's Downloader is a multi-platform software for downloading video and audio from popular websites like YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion or Facebook. It supports the following output formats: MP4, MKV, OGG Theora, MP3, M4A.[1]


4K Video Downloader officially supports the download from the most popular of video websites which include YouTube, Facebook, Dailymotion, Vimeo. The application allows to download entire YouTube Playlists and Channels with subtitles, including transcribed ones.[2] When available, 4K Video Downloader offers different quality options for a video that user can choose between downloading 4K resolution, high definition, standard definition or low definition version of the video. The software works with audio extracting from video clips in MP3, M4A and OGG.[3] The application is also remarkable for its simple and clean interface.[4]

4K Video Downloader has been submitted to Steam GreenLight Community for voting and received around 1,500 votes.[5]


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


Contrary to their official website, the software is not 'free', and in fact demands a licence key for more advanced operations. No mention of this is made anywhere on the website.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "4K Video Downloader claims to be different". BetaNews. 18 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "4K Video Downloader: Copy, Paste and Download". MakeUseOf. 18 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "4 Easiest Ways to Download YouTube Videos". TechBuscket. 8 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "4K Video Downloader: Copy, Paste and Download". FSM. 8 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Steam Greenlight: 4K Video Downloader". Steam GreenLight Community. 18 September 2013. 

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