4K Video Downloader

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
4K Video Downloader
4k video downloader.jpg
Developer(s) Open Media LLC
Initial release 12 May 2014; 3 years ago (2014-05-12)
Stable release / 26 January 2016; 16 months ago (2016-01-26)
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 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]


  • Downloading playlists
  • Downloading channels [2]
  • Downloading embedded subtitles and additional subtitles on various languages as .srt files [3]

Supported sites:

  • YouTube
  • Vimeo
  • Facebook
  • SoundCloud
  • Flickr
  • Dailymotion
  • Metacafe

Video quality options

  • 8K
  • 4K
  • High definition
  • Standard definition
  • Low 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.[4]


  • 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.


External links[edit]