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4K Download is a range of shareware, cross-platform programs developed by Open Media LLC. 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 – 4K.[1]


Currently, 4K Download contains 5 programs:

  • 4K Video Downloader enables download of video, audio, subtitles and playlists from YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, Dailymotion and Metacafe. Free Version is Limited. Paid Version can do multiple downloads, playlists, etc.[2]
  • 4K Stogram makes backups of Instagram photos on a desktop computer.[3]
  • 4K Slideshow Maker creates and publishes slideshows with Ken Burns effect. It has technology of Face detection embedded also.[citation needed]
  • 4K Video to MP3 converts videos into MP3 format.[4]

Translation into other languages[edit]

Thanks to crowd-translation technology, 4K Download software has been translated into a variety of languages, including Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Swedish and Dutch.[citation needed]

Relations with Open Source[edit]

Applications uses 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
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Developer(s) Open Media LLC
Initial release 12 May 2014; 3 years ago (2014-05-12)
Stable release / 23 June 2017; 8 months ago (2017-06-23)
Operating system Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux
Available in English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish, Dutch, Hungarian, Finnish, Czech, Polish, Estonian, Russian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese traditional, Chinese simplified.
Type Download manager
License Freemium, Adware
Website www.4kdownload.com/products/product-videodownloader

4K Video Downloader is 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.[6]


  • Downloading channels[7]
  • Downloading embedded subtitles and additional subtitles on various languages as .srt files[8]
  • Downloading playlists
Supported sites
Video quality options
  • 4K
  • 8K
  • High definition
  • Low definition
  • Standard definition
Video formats
  • MP4, MKV, FLV, 3GP
Audio formats
  • MP3, M4A, OGG

4K Video Downloader has been submitted to Steam GreenLight Community for voting and received around 1,500 votes.[10]


  • Smart Mode allows user to download videos in one click; once format, quality and output directory are chosen, the application applies the settings to all further downloads.
  • Preferences allows user..
  1. Choosing the level of intensity
  2. Choosing Speed limit
  3. Adding the numeration to file names in playlists
  4. Generating .m3u file for downloaded playlists
  5. Adding the downloaded videos and audios directly to iTunes
  6. Skipping duplicates in playlist
  7. Adding embed subtitles in video if possible
  8. Searching audio tags on the basis of track title
  9. Playing sound when download is completed
  10. Changing proxy to download blocked videos


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.


4K Video Downloader is free for sole public videos, and playlists consisting of up to 25 videos from the supported sites. However, for downloading playlists larger than that you need to buy a licence key.

See also[edit]


Comparison of YouTube downloaders Best Youtube Video Downloader 2016

External links[edit]