Best Video Downloader
Copy a variety of multimedia formats with this superb tool
Best Video Downloader makes it easy to download video and audio from websites like YouTube.
Best Video Downloader is a download manager that’s designed specifically to download video or to extract audio from video from sites like YouTube. The program can be used standalone, but it also serves as a plugin for a number of popular web browsers. As an extension, it will just show up as a Download button under videos on supported sites.
As a standalone program, Best Video Downloader works similarly. A lightweight browser is embedded in the application, and it lets you peruse YouTube and similar sites and have access to downloads rather than just streaming. The program is usable to surf other sites as well, but it lacks many of the niceties users expect from modern browsers. Also, users should be aware that this program is designed primarily with YouTube in mind, and while it does support some other sites, that additional support isn’t broad.
Best Video Downloader employs a very basic and visual interface, which makes it intuitive. Even novice users will have the program downloading videos and music in no time. The program will download according to a default profile and place files within its own file structure. You can also dictate a path for files on per-file or application-wide basis. You can also set the download quality and format on a per-file and application-wide basis. Options include 360p MP4, 480p FLV, 128k MP3 and AAC.
Best Video Downloader is designed to download one video or one audio file at a time, and it works quite well when you want to browse and download items that catch your eye. The program doesn’t handle batching, and while it can download multiple files at the same time, it isn’t optimized for it. If this is the kind of behavior you desire, you should look to another download manager that has those features.
- Downloads video and audio
- Downloads in a wide range of formats/codecs
- Uses a visual interface
- Not well-suited to multiple downloads