Comparison of YouTube downloaders

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This is a comparison of notable YouTube download and conversion software. YouTube conversion software is used to download and convert YouTube videos to popular formats or portable devices.

Features

YouTube Downloader License Integrated
browser
Playlists
(and channels)
Show lists,
artist playlists
and charts
Multi-
threaded
downloads
Resumable
downloads
User-specified
maximum
download speed
Private
videos
Embedded
videos
Available as
a browser
extension
Extraction of
original audio
(served by YouTube)
Download in
high definition
Batch
download
ClipGrab[1] Open Source Yes No No Yes No No No No No Yes Yes No
Free Studio[2][3][4] Freeware (Crippleware[a]) No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes
JDownloader[5] Open Source No Yes ? Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Freemake Video Downloader[6] Freeware (Crippleware[a]) No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Invidious[7] Open Source (AGPLv3) Yes No No ? No No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes
youtube-dl[8] Open Source (Unlicense) No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Internet Download Manager Trialware Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
  1. ^ a b extremely reduced download speed and/or limited media length in the "free" version

Built-in conversion to formats and devices

YouTube Downloader MP3 MPEG4 WMV AVI FLV Ogg
Theora
Ogg
Vorbis
Matroska 3GP SWF Special device profiles
(e.g. iPhone)
M4A WebM
ClipGrab Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No No No ? ?
Free Studio Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes ? ?
JDownloader Yes Yes No No Yes No No No No No No ? ?
Video DownloadHelper Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Freemake Video Downloader Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Invidious No Yes No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes
youtube-dl Yes[a] Yes[a] No Yes[a] Yes[a] Yes[a] Yes[a] Yes[a] No No Yes[a] Yes Yes
Internet Download Manager No Yes No No No No No Yes No No No No No
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h requires ffmpeg

Supported operating systems

YouTube Downloader Online Windows Mac OS X Linux Android
ClipGrab No Yes Yes Yes No
Free Studio No Yes Yes No No
Video DownloadHelper Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Freemake Video Downloader No Yes No No No
Invidious Yes Yes Yes Yes No
youtube-dl No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Internet Download Manager No Yes No No No

See also

References

  1. ^ "ClipGrab - Free YouTube Downloader & Converter". Archived from the original on 8 March 2022. Retrieved 7 January 2018.
  2. ^ Stevens, Pamela (7 July 2012). "DVDVideoSoft Free Studio Review". toptenreviews.com. Archived from the original on 25 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Free YouTube Download - DVDVideoSoft". www.dvdvideosoft.com. Archived from the original on 2022-12-11. Retrieved 2017-05-19.
  4. ^ "Download Full YouTube Playlist - DVDVideoSoft". www.dvdvideosoft.com. Archived from the original on 2019-02-17. Retrieved 2017-05-25.
  5. ^ "JDownloader". Archived from the original on 2010-09-21. Retrieved 2018-01-07.
  6. ^ "Freemake Video Downloader review". TechRadar. 10 October 2017. Archived from the original on 24 October 2022. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Invidious". Archived from the original on 2023-01-20. Retrieved 2022-08-27.
  8. ^ "youtube-dl". Archived from the original on 2023-01-22. Retrieved 2020-10-25.