What are you talking about…
VDownloader is an application that downloads videos from major internet sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, DailyMotion, Vine, Facebook and many others.
It brings you everything you need in one place: you can search the videos on the most different sites, watch the content before downloading and then download, always in the highest resolution possible, including Full HD and 4K.
In the sidebar, you can see the different areas of the program. For example, in the "Download" tab, you can see the progress of all the downloads that are being made, and in "Search" you can search for a term on the main sites - just remember to select which platform you want to use by clicking on the button next to the "Search" button.
At the bottom of the application, there is a log of everything that has been done since the program was started. This screen remains even when you change tabs, so you can keep track of the progress of downloading videos, converting downloaded files to MP4 and much more. If you prefer, you can hide or reduce this field.
How to download YouTube videos
Downloading YouTube videos is very easy with VDownloader:
- The first step is to install the latest version of VDownloader on your computer.
- After installing VDownloader, go to YouTube and copy the destination URL of the chosen video.
- Paste the URL of the video address into the "Video URL" field inside VDownloader and choose the format of the file you want to save the video to.
- For music choose to save in MP3 format.
- Choose which directory or folder on your computer you want to save the file to.
- After saving the file just wait for the download to finish.
- If there is a problem with your download, repeat the process again or make sure the video link is correct.
If you prefer to browse the sites to find interesting content, click "Browse" and choose the platform, which is displayed as if you were in a normal browser. You can sign in to different services and find your favorite videos in no time. You can run the videos before downloading, to make sure it's the right file.
In the "Browse" tab, you can watch any content freely, and whenever you open a page that contains a video, the "Download" button becomes active. All downloads made using VDownloader are converted to MP4 and are visible in the "Run file" tab.
Also, when caption is available, the app will prompt you and ask if you want to download this feature along with the clip. When you authorize the download of this feature, VDownloader embeds the caption in the same file, but not in the video, requiring a player who can read this type of information in the document.
VDownloader brings, in addition to the options of download and execution, a recording tool that allows to make collections with the videos downloaded and to record everything in a DVD. You can choose the video format (between PAL and NTSC) and you can add files from any source, even if they have not been downloaded in this program.
This recorder is very simple, it is not possible to create a menu or even make advanced settings. You can choose the order of the videos, however, and put a title of your own on the created DVD. At the bottom, it indicates the approximate size of the files together, so you know if you can still put more clips on the same disk.
Attention to installation!
During VDownloader installation, it offers the possibility of installing another program, such as an offer from the tool's sponsors. To not fill your computer with unwanted applications, it's best to keep an eye on the entire installation process and uncheck the box for these offers, as shown in the image above.
Our opinion about VDownloader
VDownloader is one of the most famous tools for downloading videos from almost any site that has this type of feature. It is easy to use, has a Portuguese translation and does a fair amount of what it promises - but not everything. Some limitations have been noted, such as the inability of the application to reproduce the content.
What could be better
One of the good points of VDownloader is that it is able to do all the steps of the process of downloading a video: you search, download and convert everything in one place. However, he promises more than he can deliver, which makes a bad impression. In none of the tests was it possible to reproduce the contents after downloading, always showing an error screen.
On the search tab, it brings you an option to watch the videos before downloading, but this also does not work. To preview a YouTube video before downloading, use the "Browse" navigation that allows this type of function. Even on this tab, several bugs have been noticed, such as the inability to run Vine videos: you can download, but the internal browser can not play them before.
This type of bug does not compromise the main function, and whenever a video link was indicated in the program, it worked perfectly. However, if you want to search directly into the program, you may end up running into these limitations.
Download any video
Despite the problems, VDownloader is a great application overall. It has managed to download videos from all sites that have been tested, always converting to MP4 after download. The option of other output formats is restricted to the paid program, but this is not a limitation that prevents its use.
One of the great strengths of VDownloader is precisely this: it does not limit the amount of videos you can download per day or even the size of them. In addition, the program does not put any type of water mark in the free version, and its main function (including the download of materials in 4K) is completely free.
The integrated search, despite the bugs of visualization, is good for those who already know what they want to download, eliminating the need to do this in the browser and then pasting the link. VDownloader is fast, and you can download videos in minutes, which can be counted as a good point: with a few clicks and without waiting much, you can get almost any video from the internet.
VDownloader is an application full of tools, such as the ability to download subtitles and download almost any website with videos. It works well and manages to fulfill its main objective with praise, making it really worth testing. Some bugs do exist, but they do not prevent the transfers, so they do not turn out to be big problems.
Pro & Cons
- Easy to learn to tinker
- In Portuguese
- Search and download videos
- It works for free
- Lower subtitles and videos in 4K
- Recording DVDs
- Multiple bugs in browsing and searching
- Could not play the videos correctly