For anybody who uses YouTube on a regular basis, they will know just how irritating YouTube has gotten these days with the implementation of stupid ads, the requirement to register an account with a Gmail address, the copyright tyranny of WMG and other groups, and the duration limits on uploading new videos. Well we haven’t managed to evade all of those problems yet but a way to get rid of ads and the requirement to register an account with a Gmail address can be avoided by taking away YouTube videos away from YouTube itself and on to your computer or device.
The way you can accomplish this is by using a tool known as the “YouTube Downloader” This downloader is a tool that was developed by “BienneSoft” who has also managed to convert the downloader into one which allows the user to download videos from places such as Facebook and Yahoo Video. Furthermore, unlike things on YouTube, you are presented with a range of choices as to what format you want the video to be converted into after download. Videos can be converted to fit a number of devices such as; IPod, Cell Phone, PSP, IPhone, and Windows Media Player.
Now those of you who are still interested will most likely be asking “How do I get it?” Well getting this piece of software is very easy, you can download it right from this website.
To actually download the program is even easier than the above step because right at the top of the home page is the shiny download button which can get you the program within minutes. Congratulations you now have a tool which can get around the utterly stupid restrictions that YouTube has added over the years!
The way the program works, and how you can use the program, is to simply copy and paste the URL of your chosen video into the program, select the format you want, and press the download button. In a few minutes you should have finished your download depending on how long the video itself is. And that’s it, you are done, you now have the video of your choice on file for as long as you want. (And YouTube can’t take it from you due to copyright reasons either!)
Inevitably, though, some of you will have some issues with the downloader. A common error that people have is a message that says “file not found” when trying to run the downloader. This can easily be avoided by downloading Microsoft’s “Visual Basic Runtime” This is needed for the downloader because it runs off of it, but don’t worry if you have never heard of “Visual Basic Runtime” because it’s completely harmless.
An issue that can sometimes be experienced when downloading videos from YouTube is the poor video quality and sound after the video is downloaded. This is not actually a problem with the “YouTube Downloader” itself; in fact it’s actually a problem with Windows Media Player as it cannot play “.flv” or “.mp4” videos. The only suggestion for this is to use a player which can recognise these file types such as “VLC Media Player” which is also free to download.
While “YouTube Downloader” is completely free for anybody to use there is added the option of purchasing the PRO version for a onetime cost of $19.95. The PRO version of the downloader is completely superior to the free version as it contains multiple added features such as ; the ability to download multiple videos at once, downloading and converting videos in one step, and an accelerated download speed which is up to four times faster. For regular users of “YouTube Downloader” it’s strongly recommended that you make the investment for the PRO version as it will serve your needs far better than the free version.