All the Best YouTube Downloader
Your smarter way to save videos from YouTube and other websites!
Simultaneously download multiple videos or entire playlists in desired format & quality
Works with 99% of websites: YouTube, Vimeo, BBC iPlayer, Hulu, Netflix, Blip.TV, EarthCam…
Works with all video types: Flash FLV, Silverlight, Real Media, QuickTime, HTML5!
Does not install or require any drivers, services, browser extensions or plugins!
Automatically save videos & record live streams as you watch them in your favorite web browser:
All the Best YouTube Downloader is a small, light-weight computer program that lets you save Adobe Flash FLV, Silverlight, WebM, QuickTime, RealMedia videos, and various Live Video Streams from Internet websites like YouTube, BBC iPlayer, Fora.TV, EarthCam, and many others! It works with all modern browsers!
hours of video preserved
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Save Videos from YouTube with YouTube Downloader
In addition to saving videos simply by having them played out in your web browser; you can save YouTube videos with integrated YouTube Video Downloader!
Downloading YouTube videos directly with integrated downloader, as opposed to capturing them from your web browser has several advantages:
- You can save multiple videos in one batch
- You can download entire playlists, courses, and even whole channels (all user's videos)
- You can specify the quality and format you prefer
- Videos with 3D content can be saved
- Videos in special 60 frames per second format can be saved
- Save videos in ultrahigh resolutions (UHD): 1440p, 2160p, 3072p!
- Videos are saved using friendly file names based on titles retrieved from YouTube
- Choose whether to download video with audio, video-only, or audio-only
- Downloads can be automatically resumed in case of timeouts
How All the Best YouTube Downloader Works
Start Watching the Video You Want to Save
Once All the Best YouTube Downloader is running, head to your web browser and start watching a video you wish to save. It is important that you start from the beginning. Preferably, refresh the web page if it was open before All the Best YouTube Downloader was launched.
All the Best YouTube Downloader Automatically Detects and Saves the Video!
At this point, the program should automatically detect the video and display the Save Video dialog like the one shown below:
Save Video Dialog is displayed whenever the program detects a new video being watched in your web browser.
If you want to keep the video, select the folder and a file name and click Save. If you do not want to save the video, click Cancel and the program will stop recording it.
Save Video Dialog highlights:
- Automatically suggested intelligent file name based on the title of a video you are watching
- Information about the type of a video is clearly displayed
- Option to automatically save all future videos in the program session is always present
- If the video being saved is actually a live stream being broadcasted, it also displays an option to automatically stop capturing it after a set amount of time
Keep Browser Tab or Window with Video Open
As long as you want the video to be saved (captured) by All the Best YouTube Downloader, you should keep the browser tab or window with the video open. You can however mute the volume, or switch to a different tab, window, or program. Simply do not close the window that has the video being played! Also, it is recommended NOT to pause video playback either as this may interfere with download.
All the Best YouTube Downloader operates by scanning Internet traffic for incoming video content. When it sees that there is an incoming video content, it will prompt you to save that video. You can save videos in various formats: FLV, AVI, MP4, MKV for Flash videos; WMV for Silverlight Videos; MOV for QuickTime videos; RM for RealMedia videos; WEBM for WebM videos. It is also possible to convert video from one format to another once it was saved.
You Are Done! That's It! The Video is Saved!
Whenever you begin watching a video in your browser, the program will automatically start saving it in the background, at the same time asking you if you want to keep the video. If you do want to keep the video, you can simply enter a file name and click Save. If you don't want to keep the video, you can click Cancel, and the already saved part will be deleted.
So, saving videos is super-easy: simply start watching one, and click Save - no need to find and paste URLs - everything is done automatically! And you can save videos in various formats: FLV, AVI, MP4 for Flash videos; WMV for Silverlight videos; WEBM for WebM videos; MOV for QuickTime videos; and RM for RealMedia videos.
Save Videos Automatically, without Prompt
Version 5 added automatic saving mode, where no prompt to save the video is shown, and the video is saved automatically to a specified folder with specified file name. In this mode, you won't even notice the program is actually running and saving the videos in the background automatically while you are watching them in your browser!
You can activate autosave mode either for one session or permanently until turned off. It can be further configured in program options.
Save Only the Videos You Need & Skip Others
All the Best YouTube Downloader is intelligent enough not to ask you about saving every single video! Some videos may be ads, others may be too short or too small. For these cases, there are predefined video filters that you can customize, preventing the program from saving unwanted videos.
In addition, All the Best YouTube Downloader can detect duplicate video downloads, and will not ask you to save videos that have already been detected previously. This option can be turned off any time.
You can also always temporarily prevent All the Best YouTube Downloader from detecting new videos, while letting it continue download already active videos. This can be accomplished by toggling Skip Mode by either a hot key or a toolbar button.
Not only can All the Best YouTube Downloader save all kinds of videos from the web, but it will save only the ones you actually want!
Why All the Best YouTube Downloader?
All the Best YouTube Downloader is better than other downloaders!
While there are many video downloaders on the Internet these days - both free and paid - only All the Best YouTube Downloader offers the ease of use and convenience - packed with features that you are looking for!
All the Best YouTube Downloader
ConvenientIt runs in the background and saves videos while you watch them, not wasting your bandwidth or time!
Respects Your PrivacyDoes not connect to websites on its own (except YouTube downloader) and only has access to whatever your browser provides
High Video QualityBecause it merely saves video data that the browser receives, it will always produce high quality videos.
Guaranteed to WorkAs long as it can detect a video in your web browser, it will be able to save it regardless if it came from regular or password protected website.
Fast and LightweightIt is really lightweight on system resources and downloads videos with exactly the same speed as your browser!
InconvenientRequire manual activation and copy-pasting download links
Potential Privacy IssuesOther downloaders connect to websites on your behalf and may leak sensitive information
Unreliable Video QualityVideo quality may not be the same as the one you get when playing it in your web browser
Downloads May FailIf a video is located on a password-protected website, other downloaders may fail to save it.
Speed can be SlowBecause other downloaders waste bandwidth and download videos manually (in addition to what was downloaded already by your browser), speed may be a lot slower and results not as reliable. In addition you are generating more unnecessary traffic.
All the Best YouTube Downloader is better than screen capture!
Videos from the Internet can of course be saved in other ways. For example, you can use screen capture and screencasting programs to record video as it is being played on the screen, at the same time capturing audio output from your speakers.
All the Best YouTube Downloader
ConvenientYou can access other windows and tabs, browse the WebM and use other programs while the video is being saved in the background!
Small File SizeResulting file size will exactly equal the number of bytes that were received; there will be no overhead!
High Video QualityResulting video quality will be on top - exactly the same as it was played in the browser!
No NoiseOnly relevant video content is saved! You do not have to worry about moving your mouse over a video and other little nuances you have to keep in mind if doing a screen capture.
LightweightYour CPU is free to do other stuff, as All the Best YouTube Downloader typically uses no more than 1% to 2% of CPU while its running!
Ease of UseSaving a video from the Internet with All the Best YouTube Downloader couldn't be simpler - simply start watching one ion your browser and the program takes care of the rest!
InconvenientWindow or tab with the video has to be on top, and you cannot visit other web pages or use other programs while the recording takes place
Large File SizeResulting file size will probably be much bigger than the actual data you received from the web, as all the video and audio content is being re-encoded
Low Video QualityResulting video quality may be lower, because video content is re-encoded
Extra NoiseYou may accidentally record mouse movements, content outside video frame, system sounds, and other unwanted data
Resource-HungryCPU and other system resources are being heavily used because screen video recording process can be quite taxing on system resources
Complex SetupThe whole procedure is more complicated as you have to start recording manually and synchronously with video playback and take care of a lot of things during the recording
All the Best YouTube Downloader is better than direct downloads!
Another method to save videos from the web is to whenever possible download them directly. This is a preferred method if a website featuring a video you wish to save provides an easy way to do it or you know the working URL to a video file.
Most often, however, websites do not provide a way to save videos they feature. And rarely will you actually have a working URL to a video file for a number of reasons: URLs may change from time to time, URL may point only to the first video fragment and not the whole video, you may need to have special permission to access a given URL.
All the Best YouTube Downloader works differently! It does not require you to know or copy a video URL. It simply sits in the background waiting for when you start playing a video in your web browser, and when it detects it, it automatically alerts you and asks if the video should be saved! It cannot be simpler!
Why Bother Saving Videos from the Internet?
It is always a good idea to save web content that you like on your computer, as it may not be available in the future. This includes web videos. Below are some of the reasons why you may consider saving videos on your computer:
- You can access saved videos later at any time, even if you are not connected to the Internet
- The video might be removed from the web in the future
- You may want to put a video on your mobile phone or a media player
- The video might be edited, with the content you liked taken out or changed
- You may want to use video content in your own presentations or videos
- You may want to convert the video to another format
- Many other reasons!
So, it's always a good idea to save videos that you like or which are important to you on your hard disk, flash, or other media, so you can always access it later no matter what might happen to the original publication. All the Best YouTube Downloader is the only tool you'll ever need to save videos!
Info for Geeks
Feel free to skip this section unless you need to see all program options or feel like reading some technical notes.
Customize All the Best YouTube Downloader to suit your needs
Be sure to check out program options to customize various aspects of program's functionality. In particular:
- Verify the program is using proper Internet connection
- Check the timeout settings
- Configure User Interface elements
- Specify which videos should be saved
- Set preferences for saving videos, such as default suggested name, autosave location, preferred format, and others.
NoteCertain options apply to live videos only.
TipYou can learn more about these options in the User Guide.
Protocol SupportThe product does not currently support RTP and UDP protocols, and videos streamed in these protocols will not be detected or saved. In addition, RTMPS, RTMPE, and RTMPT variants of RTMP protocol are not currently supported. Support for these protocols is planned for future versions.
Video ConversionVideo conversion is available for FLV video format only. While in most cases converted videos can be played on modern portable devices, there is no 100% guarantee that converted videos will be playable on such portable devices, as different devices have varying support for video and audio codecs.
CompatibilityProduct is not guaranteed to work correctly if any file sharing applications, other downloaders, or network/bandwidth monitoring tools are running at the same time; or if the product is running in a virtual environment (under a VM).
TimeoutsOccasional timeouts may occur for a number of reasons: the connection to a website from which video is being saved is slow or unreliable; the CPU usage is consistently high; network monitoring tools are running; etc.
Are there any shortcuts in the program?
The following shortcuts and hot keys are available:
In the main window:
- Double-Click on the completed download to open the corresponding video file in your default media player to watch it.
- Alt+F4 - immediately stop all downloads and exit the program.
System Tray Icon:
- Double-Click on the system tray icon to show/hide the main window.
System-wide (you do not have to be in the program’s interface for these shortcuts to work):
- Ctrl+F1 - show YouTube Downloader.
- Ctrl+F5 - skip all videos the program detects. All videos the program will come across will be skipped, and you will not get prompts to save them. Normally you would press this combination before you are about to begin watching a video or videos you know you wouldn’t want to save. This has no effect on the already active downloads.
- Ctrl+F10 - stop monitoring your default Internet connection, so that the program will never ask you to save videos.
What is Flash Video?
Flash Video is still a very popular video format on the Internet, although its popularity is now declining due to increasing prevalence of HTML5-based video players. In the recent past popular websites like YouTube, Google Video, and many others were using it as their default video format! Basically, Flash Video is one of the main formats used by the still wide-spread Adove Flash Player.
What is WebM Video?
WebM is an emerging video format designed to provide royalty free high quality video compression in an open format for use with HTML5 video on the Internet. The project's development is sponsored by Google. A WebM file consists of VP8 video and Vorbis audio streams, in a container based on a profile of Matroska. The project releases WebM related software under a BSD License and all users are granted a worldwide, non-exclusive, no-charge, royalty-free patent license.