Free YouTube Video Downloader

Free YouTube Video Downloader 9.0

Saves YouTube videos locally
3.9  (78 votes)
9.0 (See all)
Downloads videos from YouTube to your PC and saves them as FLV files. Additional functions include a video player and drag-and-drop capabilities.

Anyone in need of a completely free, straightforward, easy to use utility to grab YouTube videos in any of their original formats can rely on Free YouTube Video Downloader to do the job in a simple yet efficient way. Its support for batch downloads will allow you to make offline copies of all your favorite videos in one single operation, and save each of them in the format of your choice.

Leaving aside the complexities of other YouTube downloaders, this free app mixes ease of use and flexibility to provide you with the tool you need to download all the videos you want, each of them in the format you prefer among those provided by YouTube, all in one go and with one mouse click. Unlike many other similar tools, Free YouTube Video Downloader supports URLs that belong to entire YouTube playlists, but be aware that only the first video on the list will be downloaded. If you wish to download any other video on that playlist you’ll have to navigate to that video, click on it, copy its URL, and paste it on the program’s interface.

The program will display all existing video codecs and resolutions available on YouTube for each video. This includes “audio only” formats, when available, so that you can extract the audio of your preferred videos without the aid of a third-party tool. Thus, you can assign an HD video format to the first video on a list, a lower resolution format (SD) to the next one, an audio-only profile to the third, and download all of them in one single operation.

This high level of flexibility when it comes to the output, its straightforward approach, together with the fact that it’s a 100% free tool, makes this download manager worth trying.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary


  • Ease of use
  • Allows you to select a preferred output format among those available on YouTube
  • You can select a different output format for each video on the list
  • Supports audio extraction
  • Free tool


  • Downloads only the first video from a playlist
  • No built-in video player
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