Easily Download YouTube Videos With This Free Program for Windows


Free YouTube Video Downloader

This free program lets you download YouTube videos in a few clicks.

Downloading video and audio from YouTube couldn't be easier - copy and paste the URL of a YouTube video, choose the format, and click Download.

If you're looking for a simple way to download YouTube videos quickly, this program has a clean and simple interface to download video and audio in a few steps.
After you download and install the program, paste the URL of the YouTube video into the box. The process starts automatically and a window will pop up that displays all the available output options for that particular video (1080p 720p 480p 360p or audio only). Choose your output and where you want the video saved and click the Download button. That's it.

A neat feature of the program is the option to save the video as an MP3 file at the same time as the video download. It downloads to the same folder the video is saved in, though in my testing it downloaded the MP3 at lower kbps than other programs that convert YouTube videos to MP3.

Free Video Downloader for YouTube is a good choice for fast and easy downloads. It doesn't have all the features other programs have but for a simple to use program it's a good option. (Note: Videos may have copyright restrictions that don't allow downloading, it's good to check permissions first)

Runs on: Windows 10, 8, 7 or Vista (32-bit or 64-bit versions)
Requires: Microsoft .Net Framework 4.5.5 (or later), Administrator rights to control the sound settings.
The program is a small download (8.5MB) and is malware free according to VirusTotal, you can get it here:

Free Video Downloader for YouTube

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Thanks Rhiannon. You do find some great freebies.

You're more that welcome, and thank you for the kind words.

I use the "Video Download Helper" extension in Firefox.


It sits right at the top of the screen and all you do is click it & choose your format/quality. In Windows, if you install their "companion app", you can choose your download location.

Thanks for the recommendation. :)

Thanks for the tip.
I previously heard of adding "ss" in front of "YouTube" but that now takes you to a page that asks you to pay for a higher resolution download.

You can do something similar to download Facebook videos, though I haven't tested it in all browsers.

That didn't work for me with Chrome - came back with the message could not convert file while Free Video Downloader did it no problem at all while offering a choice of download formats, etc.

I'm finding that things that work in other browsers (including other Chromium based browsers) don't work in Chrome.

thanks rhiannon!
Very useful for me!

I'm happy you like it. :)