DOWNLOAD, CONVERT AND PLAY Videos from Youtube and most everywhere else too

Youtube Downloader and Converter Features

Download High Definition Video

YTD free Youtube downloader allows you to easily download HD Youtube videos (1080p) along with many other sites. Downloading HD video is made easy with YTD.

Fast and Easy to Use

Downloading video shouldn't be complicated. Our interface is super easy to use. Just paste a URL into the interface and click download. Youtube Downloader takes care of the rest.

Convert Most Video Formats

YTD's free Youtube Downloader is more than a Youtube Downloader. It allows you to convert multiple video formats including HD (1080p). No other simple Youtube Downloaders can do this as quickly or easily - which is why YTD is the best in the business.

Download Videos for Free and Watch Later

Have a slow connection and can't stream? Want to watch video later? No problem! Youtube Downloader makes it simple to download videos so you can watch them on your own time.

Watch Videos on Other Devices

Have multiple devices you watch videos on? Our Youtube Downloader makes it easy for videos to work on multiple devices, whether it's iPhone, iPod, PSP, iTunes, or more.

Integrated Video Player

YTD also lets you categorize, sort and build playlists from all your favorite videos. Start watching them now!

What's New

05/14/2018 YTD Downloader 5.9.7 is now live! UI changes. Fixed small specific issues.
04/18/2018 - YTD Downloader 5.9.6 is now live! User interface redesign and small bug fixes.
01/30/2018 - YTD Downloader 5.9.3 is now live! Resolved user-reported issues related to product install.
12/19/2017 - YTD Downloader 5.9.2 is now live! Small bug fixes.
09/05/2017 - YTD Downloader 5.8.7 is now live! It contains Important updates needed for recording and converting videos.
07/10/2017 - YTD Video Downloader 5.8.5 is now live! We have added support for a popular streaming site.
06/20/2017 - YTD Video Downloader 5.8.4 is now live! Small fixes and improvements.
05/16/2017 - YTD Video Downloader 5.8.3 is now live! We have added small bug fixes.
12/05/2016 - YTD Video Downloader 5.8.2 is now live! Added support for more streaming sites.
11/24/2016 - YTD Video Downloader 5.8.1 is now live! Added compatibility with more streaming sites.
09/27/2016 - YTD Video Downloader 5.7.4 is now live! Small improvements were added.
09/20/2016 - YTD Video Downloader 5.7.3 is now live! Now you can also download restricted videos.
08/04/2016 - YTD Video Downloader 5.7.2 is now live! Added some small bug fixes.
06/29/2016 - YTD Video Downloader 5.7.1 is now live! Fixed a small issue with update mechanism.
06/10/2016 - YTD Video Downloader 5.7 is now online! We've added some improvements for streaming sites.
05/11/2016 - YTD Video Downloader 5.6 is now online! We've added more streaming sites.
04/26/2016 - YTD Video Downloader 5.5 is now available! We added some small improvements.
04/14/2016 - YTD Video Downloader 5.4 is now available! We added some small improvements.
03/24/2016 - YTD Video Downloader 5.3 is now available! We added the Convert option to the right click menu in the Activity tab.
03/04/2016 - YTD Video Downloader 5.2 is online! We removed the ads from inside the application to make our users happier.
02/03/2016 - YTD Video Downloader 5.1.1 is available! Small bug fixes
11/26/2015 - YTD Video Downloader 5.1.0 is online! Fixed several issues reported by users.
11/09/2015 - YTD Video Downloader 5.0.0 is online! Multiple fixes for downloading issues.
01/09/2015 - YTD Video Downloader 4.8.9 is online! Multiple fixes for downloading issues.
11/17/2014 - YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7 is live! Recording 60 fps videos now possible.
10/21/2014 - Version 4.8.6 is online! Major improvement to website streaming sites.
09/15/2014 - YTD Video Downloader 4.8.5 is live! Minor bug fixing.
09/03/2014 - Version 4.8.4 is out! Better handling of playlist recording on streaming sites.
07/11/2014 - Version 4.8.3 is online! Fixed several issues reported by users and improved overall performance.
06/17/2014 - Version 4.8.2 is live! You can download playlists again. Other fixes included.
05/01/2014 - Version 4.8.1 was released! Improvements for saving videos from streaming sites.
04/01/2014 - YTD Downloader 4.8 is online! Fixes for saving videos from streaming sites.
03/13/2014 - YTD Downloader 4.7.4 is available! Fixes for saving videos from streaming sites.
02/26/2014 - YTD Downloader 4.7.3 was released! Small fixes.
12/10/2013 - 4.7.2 version is now online! Fix the Failed1 error.
12/04/2013 - 4.7.1 version is now online! Fix recording videos errors.
11/06/2013 - 4.7 version is now online! Save Full 1080 HD videos.
10/21/2013 - 4.6 version is now available! You can now play videos straight from the Activity tab. Also check out the new right click menu from the Activity tab. We love hearing from our users. Go here to let us know how we're doing, and to show you our appreciation you'll be entered into a weekly drawing to win a free YTD Pro license.
07/30/2013 - New 4.4 version is online! You can now save videos from some streaming sites where you may have experienced issues before. Your smaller videos will download faster. Conversions will show ETA more accurately. Support for lower quality videos.
07/25/2013 - First version of YTD Video Downloader for Android is now live! Check out all the cool features and download the new app from here.
07/05/2013 - YTD Video Downloader version 4.3 is online! An important issue with downloading free videos from streaming sites was addressed. Also some users reported having problems with resuming their video downloads after restarting their computer and that issue was fixed.
06/20/2013 - YTD Downloader version 4.2 is online! We fixed a freezing issue with the application and added other minor improvements. Please update and be sure that during the update your active downloads/conversions will be transferred to the new version.
05/21/2013 - YTD Downloader 4.1 was released. Fixed Failed 1 error. You can now drag and drop files for conversion. Other bug fixing.
03/28/2013 - YTD Downloader 4.0 is out! Faster and better! - Downloads and converts twice as fast
- Resumes downloads automatically if your internet goes down
- Application saves active downloads/conversions and restarts them next time
- If you have PRO, you will not receive any installer offers
- Download from Youku
- New player so you don't need to leave YTD to watch your videos
07/12/2012 - YTD Downloader 3.9.6 was released. Fixed the iPad conversion. We fixed channel download. Also Facebook and other of your favorite websites have been fixed. Help us improve YTD by taking our brief survey here.
09/11/2012 - YTD Downloader 3.9.5 was released. Improvements to the iPad conversion. Added Slovene localization.
17/10/2012 - YTD Converter 3.9.4 is out. Included is a fix for download for users with Windows XP SP2, fixed downloads for a couple of sites and made updates for Windows 8.
28/09/2012 - YTD Downloader version 3.9.3 was released. You can now resume downloading from ESPN. Other websites fixed also.
04/09/2012 - YTD Downloader version 3.9.2 was released. We made minor updates to the application.
06/29/2012 - YTD Downloader version 3.9 was released. Fixed minor things.
06/27/2012 - YTD Downloader version 3.8 was released. We fixed some downloading problems reported by the users.
05/23/2012 - YTD Downloader version 3.7 was released. We fixed a freezing problem reported by several users. Also Bing/ESPN/VIMEO download is fixed.
03/27/2012 - YouTube Downloader version 3.6 was released. Now you can convert movies and music for your iPad. PRO users can now save even more time when converting by selecting more videos to convert at the same time. YouTube Downloader is now available in: English, Albanian, Arabic, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Chinese Simplified, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Kurdish, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish.
12/22/2011 - Version 3.5 was released. YTD was just recognized as one of CNET’s Top 11 Downloads of 2011 for WINDOWS! You can now rename the downloaded/converted files. Vevo download/YouTube playlist download have been fixed. YouTube Downloader is now available in English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Chinese Simplified, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, Finnish, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Norwegian, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish and Swedish.
11/10/2011 - Version 3.4 was released. The following issues were fixed: restricted video download from YouTube, MP3 distorted sound after conversion, Facebook/Worldstarthiphop download, partial video download.
07/26/2011 - Version 3.3 was released. At your request we added the file size in the Activity tab and we also made the ETA more reliable. We also fixed fixed minor problems. YouTube Downloader is now available in German, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian on top of English, French, Romanian and Russian.
07/07/2011 - Version 3.2 was released. We fixed minor problems and fixed downloads from RedTube and Spankwire.
07/01/2011 - Version 3.1 was released. We fixed some video download issues which were causing a failed download status. We fixed Tnaflix, Yuvutu and bbc downloads. We now offer YTD in French.
06/16/2011 - Version 3.0 was released and brings you a lot of exciting new features:
- New interface with new activity tab where you can keep track of your downloads/conversions and see their status
- Pause/resume downloads and conversions
- New sites supported and fixed: Worldstarhiphop, Dailymotion, Livevideo, Hentaimedia, Break, Zorpia, Streetfire, Tube 8, Pornhost, Revver, Stickam, Tnaflix,, LiveLeak, VodPod (see entire supported list here)
- Download playlists
- Download multiple videos in the same time (only for PRO version)
- Download speeds which are 4 times faster (only for PRO version)
- Download/convert videos in just 1 step (only for PRO version)
- available now in Romanian and Russian (disponibil acum in limba romana)
05/26/2011 - YouTube Downloader 2.7.4 fixes minor issues.
05/19/2011 - YouTube Downloader 2.7.3 fixes minor issues.
04/07/2011 - YouTube Downloader 2.7.2 allows for downloads from links. Also it fixes the conversion problem involving setting an end time for the video. You can also resume downloading from college humor, pornhub and gaytube.
03/25/2011 - Version 2.7.1 fixes downloading videos from YouTube and the downloading of private videos from Facebook, adds support for downloading additional HQ formats from YouTube, and solves a problem with trimming the videos.
02/10/2011 - Version 2.7 fixes downloading from Facebook, adds support for downloading additional HQ formats from YouTube, and has improved video conversion.
12/14/2011 - Version 2.6.5 fixes converting FLV files downloaded from YouTube.
12/10/2011 - Version 2.6.4 fixes downloading from YouTube after their December 8 change and fixes downloading for several other sites.
11/17/2010 - Version 2.6.3 adds support for "" URLs for YouTube as well as downloading videos for xtube, keezmovies, and a few other sites.
09/23/2010 - Version 2.6.2 fixes downloading restricted videos from YouTube.
08/27/2010 - Version 2.6.1 fixes video download for Vevo and Facebook.
08/12/2010 - Version 2.6 adds download support for FaceBook and 11 other sites including Crackle, RedTube, and VodPod and it's even easier to use.
07/26/2010 - YouTube Downloader 2.5.7 fixes downloading from YouTube after their website update on July 22, 2010.
06/09/2010 - YouTube Downloader 2.5.6 fixes / adds download support for 23 sites including Google Video, Bing, Spankwire, improves the conversion process, improves support for non-English languages, and more.
05/12/2010 - YouTube Downloader 2.5.5 adds support for HD 1080p downloads from YouTube, fixes video downloading for Vevo, YouPorn, and PornHub, improves Windows 7 and 64-bit functionality, fixes a problem with YouTube videos being downloaded as "Document" rather than "Video", and many other bug fixes.
03/23/2010 - YouTube Downloader 2.5.4 fixes the "no flash video found" error caused by the changes YouTube has been gradually rolling out to users since January.
10/23/2009 - YouTube Downloader 2.5.3 fixes the "no flash video found" error caused by the changes YouTube made to their site on October 21.
10/09/2009 - YouTube Downloader 2.5.2 fixes downloading restricted YouTube videos since the October 5 Youtube change, along with some file conversion problems, etc.

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What is YouTube Downloader?

YouTube Downloader is software that allows you to download videos from YouTube, Facebook, Google Video, Yahoo Video, and many others and convert them to other video formats for free.
The program is easy to use, just specify the URL for the video you want to download and click the Ok button!
It also allows you to convert downloaded videos for Ipod, Iphone, PSP, Cell Phone, Windows Media, XVid and MP3.
You can use YouTube Downloader to download the videos of your choice from home, at the office or in school.
Download YouTube Downloader now and get started downloading your favorite videos from YouTube and many other sites.

What users are saying

Overall rating:

48 reviews
06/26/2013 Rated: by Malcolm
Brilliant youtube downloader, easy to download, just paste and download, thanxs to you I can now download the videos I need

06/25/2013 Rated: by Greg
I really thank you for providing such an application which has helped me whiling away the time. I am a sr.citizen(65yrs) and am using ur downloader for the last so many years and enjoying videos and music, which is my hobby, since my childhood.

06/24/2013 Rated: by Philys
Thanks for being free first of all. The download speed is excellent for a free version and also use this youtube downloader to teach my preschool children. Thank you!

06/19/2013 Rated: by Rhonda
I've been thinking how to get a good music for my group class session that will give my class more fun and upbeat. When a friend introduce me this Downloader, it helps me a lot to download the right music i chose from youtube. It save my job and made me a fun and creative instructor...

06/13/2013 Rated: by Monty
YTD is awesome! it really is a great program for downloading the videos I need.

06/12/2013 Rated: by D.C.
This is the best and most consistant free video downloader i know - Keep it up guys!! Been using this for a month and Im absolutely amazed at how it is efficient and convinient to use.

06/12/2013 Rated: by Wally
Have tried many a different downloaders. None have come even close to YTD in either user friendly nor ease of use. Thanks to all for a wonderful product.

06/09/2013 Rated: by Lawrence
True to its purpose, and function- YTD downloader is absolutely what i just needed in downloading online videos from various online sites. It is faster that any other downloader that i have already used in the past - I will stick with YTD from now on as its excellent performance in fast downloads of online videos simultaneously is absolutely amazing and superb.

06/09/2013 Rated: by Jonathan
I think YTD Video Downloader is best as I can download, convert 3 videos simultaneously. And now with a newly developed feature I can continue my partially downloaded video files even after shutting down my computer.

06/09/2013 Rated: by Sami
First and foremost i would like to thank the team of YTD... Amazing work team... Keep it up... Why i love YTD? Quality, Speed and best of all... Resuming option... Thank you once again for your hard work and helping users to get what they want...

06/07/2013 Rated: by Sarah
I download videos on request and burn them to disc. Saves on our bandwidth. This program makes downloading Youtube videos for training as seamless as it can get. Plus the conversion utility makes it almost impossible to deliver what the end-user needs for whatever version of Windows or medial player they might be using. I used to do screen captures and record with a microphone, but this makes it so much easier. A great program to have in your batch of tools.

06/04/2013 Rated: by Daniel
Absolutely teriffic product. Nothing like it for ease of use and efficiency of operation. I'm overjoyed to have found it.

06/04/2013 Rated: by Sanja
Love the latest update. YTD is fantastic and it gets better and better all the time. It's minimalistic, simple to use and has everything I need to work with video file for viewing on TV, iPad, iphone, PSP and other devices.

06/02/2013 Rated: by Paul
Excellent Downloader !!! I was searching for such a program for a long time and finally I have got it! It works excellently and gives very good speed and error free download. I have encountered many similar programs which don't work this well. YTD is exactly what I want. Thanks a lot!!! :)

05/30/2013 Rated: by Angie
Love this downloader. iIts easy to use...and fast! the video downloaded was clear and even converting music to mp3 its great, no hassle. Again thanks to the maker, keep it up..

Video Streaming Sites

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  • Youtube
  • DailyMotion
  • Bing Videos
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YTD guarantees that YouTube Downloader is 100% CLEAN, which means it does not contain any form of malware, including but not limited to: spyware, viruses, trojans and backdoors.

YTD Release Info

  • Latest Version: 5.9.7
  • Size: 9.72 MB
  • Released: 05.14.2018
  • Licence: Freeware
  • Trial period: Unlimited

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  • Select and download multiple videos at the same time
  • Built in download acceleration up to 4 times faster
  • Download/convert videos in just 1 step
  • Convert multiple files with just 1 click
  • Free email support
  • Offers no additional products in the installer
  • Free email support
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System Requirements

  • Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
  • Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher


YouTube Downloader uses FFmpeg licensed under LGPLv3 and its source can be downloaded here. FFmpeg uses the LAME mp3 library licensed under LGPLv2.0 and its source code can be downloaded here. FFmpeg also uses the opencore-amr library licensed under Apache License v2.0 and its source code can be downloaded here. YouTube Downloader uses librtmp licensed under LGPLv2.0 and its source can be downloaded here. YouTube Downloader uses OpenSSL under an Apache-style licence and its source can be downloaded here. Youtube Downloader uses VLC media player licensed under LGPLv2.1 and its source can be downloaded here.

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GreenTree Applications SRL distributes YTD YouTube Converter & Downloader Basic and YTD YouTube Converter & Downloader Pro (collectively, "YTD"). Greentree Applications SRL and YTD are independent of YouTube,, and Google Inc. YouTube™ is a registered trademark of Google, Inc. Greentree Applications SRL respects intellectual property rights and expects the users of YTD to do the same. Any use of YTD that violates an intellectual property right of a third party is not allowed. Please refer to the US Copyright Office Website, including and to learn more about intellectual property rights and when permission to use protected content is required. This notice does not amend or otherwise alter any current or future agreement between you and GreenTree Applications SRL. Please consult the End User License Agreement distributed with YTD for the specific terms and conditions governing your use of YTD.