What are the best Software to download videos from YouTube?

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    Vimeo

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    Jennifer Reyes
    Written on October 30, 2018
    "Vimeo is a great site to watch videos and I do think it's better than Youtube when you want to see movie. I think this is a great solution for the topic at hand. I would highly recommend this site to anybody."
    1. 200
      Allavsoft

      Allavsoft is a powerful software for downloading and converting free videos in different kind of formats from various websites like Dailymotion, eHow. Yahoo Video, etc.

      Software

      Windows, Mac

      $19.99 - Varies by plan

      ER
      Edward Ray
      Written on September 7, 2017
      "There is a really good movie I want to stream that I can't find anywhere but Youtube. I need a solution to download it. Although I really didn't want to pay for software..."
      ER
      Edward Ray
      Written on September 7, 2017
      "There is a really good movie I want to stream that I can't find anywhere but Youtube. I need a solution to download it. Although I really didn't want to pay for software Allavsoft did exactly what I need it to do. Now I have the movie on my laptop."
      BH
      Barbara Howell
      Written on September 7, 2017
      "This seems like a good choice for downloading video in different formats, the cost is minimal and a code is sent via email so that makes it easy."
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      Ideal Share
      Written on May 24, 2018
      "Allavsoft can directly download music, playlist from Spotify, Deezer, YouTube, etc to MP3, FLAC with ID3 Tag, album, cover artist, 320kbps etc."
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      4K Video Downloader

      The 4K Video Downloader is a free multi-platform software for downloading video and audio from websites, such as YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion or Facebook. It supports MP4, MKV, OGG Theora, MPR, and M4A formats.

      Software

      Windows, Mac, Linux

      Free

      RH
      Roy Hansen
      Written on July 5, 2017
      "This is amazing. When I was growing up I always got my music from iTunes store. Now I can open this software and extract videos directly from video. Not only that, but they..."
      RH
      Roy Hansen
      Written on July 5, 2017
      "This is amazing. When I was growing up I always got my music from iTunes store. Now I can open this software and extract videos directly from video. Not only that, but they are in 4k quality! Great solution to a age old problem."
      DH
      Diane Hansen
      Written on May 10, 2017
      "I find 4K Video Downloader to be the perfect solution when I want to download videos I find on YouTube. The different high quality settings are very useful to retain the crisp HD viewing for later as well."
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      Airy YouTube Downloader
      Airy will help you save YouTube videos on your computer so that you can always watch it even if there is no Internet available. Airy is aimed to download videos from YouTube to in the simplest way possible and additionally to YouTube download, it has some nice features too.
      Software

      Windows, Mac

      $19.95 - Varies by plan

      EH
      Ethan Harper
      Written on April 17, 2017
      "I like to watch a lot of YouTube tutorials on my commute, but I don't always have an internet connection. Airy makes it really easy to save videos for later viewing. The only..."
      EH
      Ethan Harper
      Written on April 17, 2017
      "I like to watch a lot of YouTube tutorials on my commute, but I don't always have an internet connection. Airy makes it really easy to save videos for later viewing. The only thing that's missing is file format conversion, but it's not too much of a problem. The downloads through Airy are fine if you have enough space on your device."
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      Ruth Baker
      Written on March 3, 2017
      "Airy YouTube Downloader is a great application that lets you download videos from YouTube and save them to your computer. It even lets you access them without having internet access, if you've already downloaded them. It's really great for people who want to watch videos without being tied to the internet."
      JP
      Jack Patel
      Written on April 18, 2017
      "I like saving certain youtube videos. Youtube does not allow this. Luckily, this program solved my problem."
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      iTube Studio

      iTube Studio helps you to make all online videos become yours. It is the fastest video downloader, allowing you to download videos from 10, 000+ sites, including YouTube, Dailymotion, Facebook, Instagram, Vimeo, etc.

      Software

      Windows, Mac

      $19 - Free trial available

      KH
      Keith Howard
      Written on September 7, 2017
      "This program is very efficient if you want to download Youtube videos with ease and at very high quality up to 4k. It supports 10,000 different sites which makes it very..."
      KH
      Keith Howard
      Written on September 7, 2017
      "This program is very efficient if you want to download Youtube videos with ease and at very high quality up to 4k. It supports 10,000 different sites which makes it very useful for any website you want to visit that you can think of, not only that but you are able to try it out for free."
      NH
      Nicholas Harrison
      Written on September 7, 2017
      "This is a good program to rip videos from Youtube. This feature is already very prominent in extensions and such and available for free."
    2. 37
      aTube Catcher
      aTube Catcher is a powerful tool that not only lets you download videos from YouTube, Myspace, Dailymotion, Metacafe but convert the downloaded video to play on all regular portable devices.
      Software

      Windows, Mac

      Free

      BR
      Brenda Reynolds
      Written on March 10, 2017
      "I love my atube creator! This thing is amazing. I'm used to leaving you-tube open on my phone all night in order to listen to a video that helps me sleep. But with this it..."
      BR
      Brenda Reynolds
      Written on March 10, 2017
      "I love my atube creator! This thing is amazing. I'm used to leaving you-tube open on my phone all night in order to listen to a video that helps me sleep. But with this it lets me download it and use my own media player. so I can actually turn my screen off. That means no major battery drains, No having to keep my phone upside down in order to block out light, and no accidentally touching my screen causing another video to pop up. Also as an added benefit love my atube creator! This thing is amazing. I'm used to leaving you-tube open on my phone all night in order to listen to a video that helps me sleep. But with this it lets me download it and use my own media player. so I can actually turn my screen off. That means no major battery drains, No having to keep my phone upside down in order to block out light, and no accidentally touching my screen causing another video to pop up. Also as an added benefit I can watch all my favorite videos on the go. No having to drain my limited data, no having to struggle to find a WiFi hotspot. As long as my phone is on I can be entertained. I can watch all my favorite videos on the go. No having to drain my limited data, no having to struggle to find a WiFi hotspot."
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      Yan Fang
      Written on February 24, 2017
      "Very user friendly app. Helps you save bandwith and computer usage while downloading and/or watching videos."
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      Freemake Video Downloader
      Freemake Video Downloader lets you downloads videos from YouTube, Facebook and many more sites. Save videos, playlists and channels in your preferred format.
      Software

      Windows

      Free

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      Christian Hicks
      Written on April 20, 2017
      "There were a few videos that I wanted to download from Youtube. I found Freemake Video Downloader and it easily allowed me to download the videos I wanted."
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      Christian Hicks
      Written on April 20, 2017
      "There were a few videos that I wanted to download from Youtube. I found Freemake Video Downloader and it easily allowed me to download the videos I wanted."
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      Madison Bradley
      Written on January 18, 2017
      "This download seems like it can be used to download videos from youtube for your personal use. This is a good solution to the problem stated above."
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      Keepvid

      KeepVid is a tool to help you easily download music and videos no matter where you find it on YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, Twitch.Tv, Dailymotion, Youku, Tudou, Metacafe and many more.

      Software

      Web, Windows, Mac

      Free

      TS
      Tiffany Salazar
      Written on September 27, 2017
      "Keepvid seems like a legit way to download vidos from youtube. There are many reports from users on how easy it is and safe as well. I would just rather have a product that is..."
      TS
      Tiffany Salazar
      Written on September 27, 2017
      "Keepvid seems like a legit way to download vidos from youtube. There are many reports from users on how easy it is and safe as well. I would just rather have a product that is free or almost free to use"
      EF
      Elizabeth Ford
      Written on September 7, 2017
      "yet another example 'of selling water by the river'. it works but not any better than the free programs, sites and methods that do the same thing."
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      Easy Youtube Video Downloader
      Easy Youtube Video Downloader is an extension available for Firefox and Chrome that allows you to download videos from YouTube in FLV, 3GP, MP3, and MP4 at 720p or 1080p qualities on YouTube pages.
      Software

      Firefox, Chrome

      Free

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      Chris Tang
      Written on March 17, 2017
      "This downloader makes it super easy to capture those YouTube videos that I've always wanted to keep for later. I always see cool videos that I want to keep, and hadn't been..."
      CT
      Chris Tang
      Written on March 17, 2017
      "This downloader makes it super easy to capture those YouTube videos that I've always wanted to keep for later. I always see cool videos that I want to keep, and hadn't been able to until I discovered this extension for Chrome. Not only that, but it's actually simple: just click!"
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      Brandon Barrett
      Written on July 8, 2017
      "Easy Youtube Video Downloader is one of many of these addons, but I personally think it's the best of them. It's just quick and easy and stays out of your way when you're browsing, which is key for me."
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      5KPlayer

      5KPlayer is a free (MKV) HD video player that can be used not only for playing video files, but it can also be used as a music player, AirPlay media streamer, and online video downloader.  It is available on different platforms as well.

      Software

      Windows, Mac

      Free

      DQ
      Doris Qiu
      Written on February 13, 2017
      "I like to make my own mash-up videos and oftentimes the only resource to download them from is Youtube. That's where 5kPlayer comes in--it allows me to download YT clips as..."
      DQ
      Doris Qiu
      Written on February 13, 2017
      "I like to make my own mash-up videos and oftentimes the only resource to download them from is Youtube. That's where 5kPlayer comes in--it allows me to download YT clips as well as to stream media and play my own local files. It's a dream come true."
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      Tammy Morris
      Written on January 15, 2017
      "It can be hard to find a trustworthy download source for video on the internet. This player is not only consistent but you are able to use it across multiple platforms including your iphone."
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      Free Studio DVDVideoSoft
      Free Studio is a complete multimedia package developed by DVDVideoSoft. All of its free apps are organized in 5 sections for an easy access: Downloaders, Uploaders, Converters, Recorders and Editors.
      Software

      Windows

      Free

      LT
      Laura Tucker
      Written on July 15, 2017
      "You know how you used to record videos playing on your computer by using your phone? Well, now those days are gone with Free Studio DVDVideoSoft! You can download web videos..."
      LT
      Laura Tucker
      Written on July 15, 2017
      "You know how you used to record videos playing on your computer by using your phone? Well, now those days are gone with Free Studio DVDVideoSoft! You can download web videos (YouTube), edit, screen cap, and more...FOR FREE!"
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      Doris Price
      Written on May 17, 2017
      "As an aspiring YouTuber, I couldn't live without Free Studio. This program cuts my editing and uploading time in half!"
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      Any Video Converter Ultimate
      Convert videos, remove iTunes DRM, convert Apple music to mp3 and more. Any Video Converter Ultimate is the premium version (free version also available) of a multifunction video converter.
      Software

      Windows, Mac

      $59.95 - Varies by plan

      KS
      Kenneth Simmons
      Written on March 24, 2017
      "I am kind of sick of podcasts and had been trying for awhile to just get content directly from Youtube onto my phone. Any Video Converter does just that, it's really fast and..."
      KS
      Kenneth Simmons
      Written on March 24, 2017
      "I am kind of sick of podcasts and had been trying for awhile to just get content directly from Youtube onto my phone. Any Video Converter does just that, it's really fast and easy to use and seems to be compatible with pretty much everything."
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      Aaryan Singhal
      Written on October 11, 2017
      "This program works as described. It lets you download videos from youtube and convert to different file types. The main problem with it is it's $50 bucks, where other options available are free. I wouldn't buy this."
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      Paul Lee
      Written on April 11, 2017
      "It's extremely hard to find software that converts youtube videos to downloadable files. Video converter ultimate VCU is amazing. It not only does youtube but much more."
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      WinX YouTube Downloader

      WinX is a video downloader that lets you download content from YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Vimeo, and more. You provide the link, and then simply save the video in your preferred format.

      Software

      Windows, Mac

      Free

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      Anonymous
      Written on April 6, 2018
      "WinX YouTube Downloader is a 100% clean and safe free YouTube downloader for Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP. Why it is worthy to try this freeware: - Download videos from 300+..."
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      Anonymous
      Written on April 6, 2018
      "WinX YouTube Downloader is a 100% clean and safe free YouTube downloader for Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP. Why it is worthy to try this freeware: - Download videos from 300+ sites other than YouTube, Facebook, Dailymotion - Download 8K/4K quality videos (support batch downloading) - Directly convert videos in formats such as FLV, 3GP, MP4, WebM, etc. - Completely clean and safe. No virus, no bundled software."
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      Gihosoft TubeGet

      Gihosoft counts with this free YouTube downloader that allows you to save on your computer any video or audio you want for YouTube. It also allows you to download videos from Vimeo, Instagram, Facebook, etc. 

      Software

      Windows, Mac

      Free

      NZ
      Ni Zeng
      Written on November 17, 2017
      "I was looking for a way to download a YouTube video so I can watch it offline, and found Gihosoft TubeGet. It does the job, and is very easy to use."
      NZ
      Ni Zeng
      Written on November 17, 2017
      "I was looking for a way to download a YouTube video so I can watch it offline, and found Gihosoft TubeGet. It does the job, and is very easy to use."
      DH
      David Holland
      Written on November 15, 2017
      "A generally unknown website that requires you to download the program. For things like this that can be implemented on websites NOT requiring you to download... I'd say to stay away from this. Not only is it barely rated, but it's not rated well. Overall, not something I'd go for."
      JH
      Judy Holmes
      Written on November 20, 2017
      "Gihosoft lets you save all of your favorite YouTube videos and audio so you can listen to them wherever and whenever you want! You can also use the program to keep your favorite videos from social media websites."
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      Marcos Sierra
      Written on November 24, 2017
      "This program is very useful and simple to use. It's not hard to understand how to use it. I use it when I know I won't have internet and I will want to watch something."
      DY
      Daniel Ye
      Written on February 28, 2018
      "Very easy to use, works like a charm."
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      YTD Video Downloader & Converter
      YTD Video Downloader & Converter is a fast and easy to use tool that lets you download videos from 50+ sites and convert most video formats.
      Software

      Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

      Free - Varies by plan

      SB
      Susan Banks
      Written on June 2, 2017
      "YTD Video Downloader & Converter is a great solution to an age old problem. I have videos that my kids love to watch even when they aren't connected to wifi. With TYD Video..."
      SB
      Susan Banks
      Written on June 2, 2017
      "YTD Video Downloader & Converter is a great solution to an age old problem. I have videos that my kids love to watch even when they aren't connected to wifi. With TYD Video Downloader & Converter, I am able to take those videos from YouTube (or many other sites) and convert them into file formats (Mp3, Mp4, WMV...) that are useable any time from all of my devices. There are apps for desktop, Mac, IoS, and Android. This is a complete solution that will make your favorite videos accessible to you anytime."
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      Ai Lee
      Written on October 5, 2017
      "YTD may look a little sketch, but if you sandbox it properly it does exactly what it says it will and doesn't seem to have any ill intent. It's intuitive to use and makes downloading videos a snap."
      DF
      Doris Fernandez
      Written on January 8, 2017
      "Very easy tool. i've downloaded hundreds of videos with it already."
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      YouTube Downloader
      With YouTube Downloader you can download YouTube videos into FLV, MP3, MP4, WMV, AVI, Flash or any other format, 100% for free and without restriction.
      *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*
      Software

      HB
      Harry Brooks
      Written on January 24, 2017
      "I'm always on the lookout for new ways to download videos from YouTube since you never know when those videos might disappear in the future. I came across a stand-alone..."
      HB
      Harry Brooks
      Written on January 24, 2017
      "I'm always on the lookout for new ways to download videos from YouTube since you never know when those videos might disappear in the future. I came across a stand-alone program called YouTube Downloader and decided to give it a try. It pretty much does everything you'd expect it to do and a little bit more. It easily allows you to download your videos of choice from YouTube in high definition and even allows you to convert them to many different formats. It also allows you to easily search your library of videos. Overall, it is quite good as a video downloader but I'm not completely sure I'd use it over some of the more simple methods such as a web browser extension."
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      Victoria Hunter
      Written on April 28, 2017
      "I found that this product is great at downloading videos without any problems. I am not the most tech savvy person in the world, and I found that this is easy to use and I can download in a variety of formats. Plus, it's free, which is always good."
      RF
      Rose Fernandez
      Written on October 8, 2017
      "This is it. The only youtube downloader you need. Works 100% of the time without fail to download any videos from youtube you might possibly want."
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      Softorino YouTube Converter 2

      Softorino YouTube Converter 2 allows you to grab any content on YouTube and convert it to videos, music, and ringtones. It also supports many other sources like Facebook, Vimeo, SoundCloud, Instagram, Vevo, and more!

      Software

      Windows, Mac

      Free - Varies by plan

      JN
      Julia Nash
      Written on January 11, 2018
      "Softorino YouTube Converter 2 helps to download any music, videos, ringtone from YouTube to any Apple device in 1-click. Besides YouTube, it supports more than 60 other..."
      JN
      Julia Nash
      Written on January 11, 2018
      "Softorino YouTube Converter 2 helps to download any music, videos, ringtone from YouTube to any Apple device in 1-click. Besides YouTube, it supports more than 60 other sources including Instagram, Facebook, Vimeo, Daily Motion and many more. It's quick and efficient."
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      Video DownloadHelper

      Video DownloadHelper is a complete tool to download and convert videos from hundreds of YouTube-like sites and save them to your hard drive.

      Software

      Chrome, Firefox

      Free

      RB
      Ryan Burns
      Written on November 10, 2017
      "When I switched from Firefox to Chrome I was surprised this plugin was actually available for Chrome and even more surprised that I could get it right from their web store...."
      RB
      Ryan Burns
      Written on November 10, 2017
      "When I switched from Firefox to Chrome I was surprised this plugin was actually available for Chrome and even more surprised that I could get it right from their web store. While it doesn't always work this is still one of the best YouTube video downloaders around and I don't know what I would do without it."
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      Leawo Video Downloader

      Leawo Video Downloader is a tool for downloading videos and music from 1000+ Sites, Support 720p, 1080P, etc. HD Videos with 6X Faster Speed.

      Software

      Windows, Mac

      $29.95 - year. Varies by plan

      SR
      Sara Rose
      Written on November 14, 2017
      "A friend told me about this program that can help me to save some videos if I ever need them. I tried to figure out the Leawo Video Downloader program but it has been a bit..."
      SR
      Sara Rose
      Written on November 14, 2017
      "A friend told me about this program that can help me to save some videos if I ever need them. I tried to figure out the Leawo Video Downloader program but it has been a bit difficult for me to figure out though."
    16. 1
      MacX YouTube Downloader

      The MacX YouTube Downloader is a free tool specially designed for Mac users who are interested in downloading videos from the most popular platforms and social media: YouTube, Facebook, Video, etc. 

      Software

      Mac

      Free

      ML
      Mona Lee
      Written on June 8, 2018
      "I've been using this video downloader for a few months and I am very satisfied with it. It is free but no ad in it. It can also download the 4K UHD videos. People who care..."
      ML
      Mona Lee
      Written on June 8, 2018
      "I've been using this video downloader for a few months and I am very satisfied with it. It is free but no ad in it. It can also download the 4K UHD videos. People who care about the visual experience should definitely have a try."
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      Youtube By Click

      Youtube By Click is a software for downloading videos from Dailymotion, Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, etc. into various audio and video formats such as MP4, MP3, AVI, MPEG, and so on.

      Software

      Other Platform

      Free

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      smurf fan
      Written on June 21, 2018
      "Youtube By Click is the best video downloader in the market. Let you download from many sites beside YouTube, like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and many more. It has..."
      sf
      smurf fan
      Written on June 21, 2018
      "Youtube By Click is the best video downloader in the market. Let you download from many sites beside YouTube, like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and many more. It has pleanty of options like: Download whole playlist or channel, edit mp3 downloaded file, download in one click in the extension mode it has, it edited the mp3 tags. It is very easy to us and generally it is amazing software"
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      KeepVid Music
      With KeepVid Music you can download online videos from Youtube, Vimeo, Twitch. TV, Facebook, Dailymotion, Youku, Tudou, Metacafe and more. Simply copy and paste. *No Longer Available*
      Software

      RC
      Rakesh Chauhan
      Written on February 3, 2017
      "KeepVid is a piece of simple, easy to use software for saving YouTube videos. The files that it provides were high quality and not ridiculously large. This made saving..."
      RC
      Rakesh Chauhan
      Written on February 3, 2017
      "KeepVid is a piece of simple, easy to use software for saving YouTube videos. The files that it provides were high quality and not ridiculously large. This made saving YouTube videos for watching on the go, or when I did not have an Internet connection, very easy."
      ZM
      Zachary Moreno
      Written on October 9, 2017
      "I really wanted to be able to download videos from you tube and this was really helpful for that. All you had to do was simply copy and paste."
      JC
      Jacob Coleman
      Written on January 11, 2017
      "This has been an excellent solution to download video apps for me. Made it very easy to download videos"

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    Summary

    Best Software to download videos from YouTube
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Allavsoft Software 200 Paid
    2 4K Video Downloader Software 52 Free
    3 Airy YouTube Downloader Software 42 Paid
    4 iTube Studio Software 38 Paid
    5 aTube Catcher Software 37 Free
    6 Freemake Video Downloader Software 37 Free
    7 Keepvid Software 35 Free
    8 Easy Youtube Video Downloader Software 33 Free
    9 5KPlayer Software 31 Free
    10 Free Studio DVDVideoSoft Software 23 Free
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