- The Internet is flooded with hundreds of video downloading programs.
- We put to test all the top free video downloaders available on the Internet.
- 4K Video Downloader and ClipGrab turned out to be the best video downloaders from any site.
5 Best Internet Video Downloaders
How We Tested? We evaluated all the top video downloading software for ease of use, functionality and performance on our test system running Windows 10. We then obtained data from independent sources to come up with these top free video downloading programs.
Disclaimer: Using third-party apps to download videos is against the terms of service for all popular video hosting sites. It is a potential copyright infringement. Only download videos if you own it, have permission from the copyright holder, or it’s in the public domain.
1. 4K Video Downloader
A simplistic video downloader that allows you to save all your favorite Internet videos to your computer.
- Supports all popular video sites.
- Downloads entire playlists and channels.
- Advanced subtitles download option.
- Can download 3D and 360-degree videos.
- Select the video quality of choice. 4K and 8K HD video downloads supported.
- Allows batch downloading of videos.
- Multi-thread download technology for faster downloads.
- The Smart Mode feature ensures all videos are downloaded automatically using your preferred settings.
- Limits on playlist downloads of a certain length.
A free, fast and multi-platform video downloader and converter.
- Supports most of the major video websites.
- Allows downloading multiple videos simultaneously.
- Can convert downloaded videos into various formats.
- Comes with a built-in search feature. Easily find a video you want to download right in the ClipGrab software.
- Allows you to select the video quality of choice. Can download videos in HD.
- It automatically detects links from your clipboard.
- Has a clean and well-organized user interface.
- Bundles adware with the installer.
JDownloader lets you to quickly and easily download files from a wide variety of websites.
- Faster video downloads with multi-thread download technology.
- Download videos in 4K, HD or any video quality of choice.
- Simultaneously download several videos.
- A LinkGrabber monitors the clipboard to automatically detect and download files.
- Remote management feature allows you to monitor downloads while away from your computer.
- Also, download regular files from various file hosting websites.
- Boasts an intuitive and clean layout.
- The installer has adware bundled with it. Choose “Custom” during installation and skip the adware.
- The program consumes more system resources.
4. aTube Catcher
aTube Catcher is one of the best video downloaders for Windows PC that covers all the bases.
- Comes with a huge list of supported video sharing websites to choose from.
- Downloaded videos can be converted to a number of other formats.
- Built-in screen/sound recorders allow capturing live streaming videos that you would not otherwise be able to download.
- Supports downloading multiple videos at once.
- Built-in burning software to create CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs from the downloaded videos.
- Features an automatic program updater.
- Sneaky adware in the installer.
- The interface could have been better.
5. Any Video Converter Free
Don’t be fooled by the name of the program. Any Video Converter is a top-notch video downloader.
- Download videos in a few clicks from hundreds of sites.
- Effortlessly convert any video file to any format.
- Fast converting speed and excellent video quality.
- Boasts a built-in video editor.
- It can burn CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs.
- All features of the program are conveniently available through its main interface.
- The free version limits to download a single video at a time.
- Tries to install unwanted software during setup. Choose custom installation and uncheck the adware.
Worth Mentioning – Web Apps
VidPaw – is designed for users who don’t want to download any program to grab videos from their favorite video sharing sites. Supports video download from 100+ websites.
SaveFrom – similar to VidPaw. An online tool to download videos from a vast range of video hosting websites. Beware of deceptive ads on the site.
What is your favorite video downloader? Let us know in the comments.