Direct Video Downloader is a handy tool designed to help you download videos from YouTube and, optionally, make them compatible with some popular mobile devices. The best thing about this program is that it allows you to download entire playlists/channels from YouTube, or even all the videos uploaded by a specific user. Besides, you can select the video download quality.
The program offers an intuitive user interface without any complicated or confusing elements. All you need to do is paste the URL of the video, playlist, channel or the username attached to the video(s) you want to download, and click the "Load" button. Then the program shows you a queue of all your videos with their corresponding thumbnails. Here you can select the video and audio download quality, and, optionally, the conversion format, individually for each video. However, you can also select a conversion format for all the videos on your list. The program allows you to make your videos compatible with your iPhone, Samsung mobile phone, and other devices. Finally, you can also activate the "Download as MP3" checkbox to extract the audio from your videos and save them as MP3 files.
As additional features, Direct Video Downloader also saves your downloaded videos history, monitors your clipboard, and is capable of detecting already existing videos to avoid downloading them again. Besides, the program's interface can be used in more than 40 popular languages. As a downside, I will mention that you need to be especially careful during the program's installation, as this process tries to install at least four third-party apps that are not necessary at all for the usability of the program.
In conclusion, Direct Video Downloader is a free tool that allows you to download YouTube videos – or entire playlists and channels – in an easy way. Besides, you can make these videos compatible with your portable devices. Unfortunately, you can only convert the downloaded videos into MP3 (audio only) or MP4 (video/audio) formats. Furthermore, the program only downloads one video at a time.
- Allows you to download entire playlists and channels from YouTube
- Downloads all the videos uploaded by a specific YouTube user
- Capable of monitoring your clipboard for copied YouTube URLs
- Shows you a download list with thumbnails
- Tries to install at least four third-party apps that are not necessary at all
- The downloaded videos can be converted into MP3 and MP4 formats only
- Downloads one video at a time only