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AHD YouTube Downloader is a program designed to download YouTube videos and save them onto your hard drive for offline watching. Besides downloading, the application offers all the tools you need to convert your video to any format and even burn it to a DVD disc.
This application is very simple to use. Navigation through the controls is quite intuitive, even for someone with little experience. You simply need to copy the URL from your favorite YouTube video and paste it into the Add URL box. Since it supports batch downloads, you can load a list of video URLs and the application will download them to the desired folder, in one single step. Additionally, the app can download entire YouTube playlists.
One excellent feature of AHD YouTube Downloader is the possibility to convert the downloaded videos to many different formats, including those compatible with iPods, iPhones, iPads, and the PSP. You can choose from a variety of output profiles and models, and even modify the output video parameters as you prefer. Likewise, this video downloader gives you the option to simply extract the audio from the video files, letting you choose from a list of audio formats. This means you can download your favorite songs from YouTube and use them on your mobile device.
Overall, the application does a good job of downloading and converting videos. It has extensive format support and includes interesting additional features. However, despite the info on the website, the application works only with YouTube videos; during my test, it failed to download videos from Vimeo and Dailymotion.
- Nice interface, easy to navigate
- Supports batch downloads
- Includes a video player and a video converter
- Extensive format support
- Does not recognize URLs from other sites, like Vimeo or Dailymotion